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Auditions & announcements: January 2018

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Auditions & announcements – January 2018

  • PSSO seeks beer-loving trumpets and percussionists for its Respighi Roman Festival concert on 3/10!
  • Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute 2018 registration is now open (due April 30, 2018)
  • KEXP is hiring a Development Administrative Specialist (paid), Education Coordinator (paid), and Music Library Volunteer (unpaid)
  • The Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring a school accompanist and corporate relations manager.
  • Breath of Aire, an all-volunteer choir, is looking for tenors.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra is holding auditions for all strings (especially cello and bass) and oboe.
  • KING FM is seeking a major gifts officer, an account executive, and a senior account executive, and is also looking for volunteers for events and fund drives.
  • The Seattle Times is seeking a full-time staff music writer who can provide outstanding coverage of the Pacific Northwest popular music scene.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm
  • Second Inversion – submit performances to the new music event calendar

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LMP presents: 2017 in numbers!

How many times did a theorbo take the stage in 2017? What was the most-performed piece this year? Let’s go data-spelunking!

In 2017…

40,000

people used the LMP to find live classical music in Seattle and Puget Sound

36,000

were under 65 years old – 85%

1,983

classical concerts took place in the region

639

were free

596

were performed by orchestras (compared to 519 chamber music performances)

406

featured a piano as the primary instrument (50 more than the runner-up: voice!)

250

concerts were family-friendly or designed especially for children

126

featured music by the top composer of the year, J.S. Bach (narrowly beating Mozart by 6)

109

concerts included a premiere or new commission

92

performances of improvised music took place – the same as the number of Beethoven performances

54

programs included electronic music – the same as the number of programs that included music by 17th-century composer Handel

35

is the most times a single piece was performed this year: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker (followed by Handel’s Messiah at 22)

26

performances took place outdoors – which is the same as the number of concerts that included works by Sibelius

15

concerts featured a theorbo – a string instrument from the late 16th century

1

is the number of concerts featuring a theremin

is the amount of appreciation we have for you for being with us this year

Happy 2018!

Shaya & team LMP


These statistics are based on data from events submitted to the Live Music Project calendar in 2017, and from Google Analytics. If you would like to include your concerts in next year’s review, please submit them here!

Community announcements: December 2017

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Announcements – December 2017

  • Town Hall Seattle is seeking a Town Hall Resident to help co-curate events.
  • KEXP is hiring an executive assistant and show producer / project manager for the Afternoon Show.
  • The Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring a school accompanist, corporate relations manager, operations assistant, and more.
  • Breath of Aire, an all-volunteer choir, is looking for tenors.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra is holding auditions for all strings (especially cello and bass) and oboe.
  • KING FM is hiring a major gifts officer, an account executive, and a senior account executive.
  • The Seattle Times is seeking a full-time staff music writer who can provide outstanding coverage of the Pacific Northwest popular music scene.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

 

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LMP On the Road: Giving Tuesday

LMP executive director Shaya Lyon checks in with the cellos during an interview with Nathan Whittaker at his studio in West Seattle. (Photo: Bronson Foster)
LMP executive director Shaya Lyon checks in with the cellos during an interview with Nathan Whittaker at his studio in West Seattle. (Photo: Bronson Foster)

November 28, 2017 was Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving that was created to inspire people to collaborate to improve their local communities and give back in impactful ways to the causes they support.

Our Seattle arts community is incredible, and on Tuesday, we brought it a little closer to your doorstep – or your magical viewing device – as we visited a few of the many passionate, inspiring, and fun artists across Seattle.

That’s right. It’s the 2017 edition of LMP On The Road!

Continuing our tradition of showcasing local arts organizations on #GivingTuesday, we went behind the scenes to interview – live on Facebook – as many members of our Seattle classical community as we can fit in a calendar day. We heard from…

• The four delightful members of the Skyros Quartet, a professional teaching artist string quartet dedicated to inspiring communication through performing, educating, and composing:

• UW Modern Ensemble, as they prepared for their Dec. 5 concert, including Philip Glass’ Music in Similar Motion:

• UW Percussion Ensemble, who were rehearsing a theatrical version of John Cage’s recently-discovered radio play The City Wears a Slouch Hat, which will be paired at their concert on Dec. 1 with new works by University of Washington composition students:

• Lily Shababi, a third-year student currently studying composition and performance at Cornish College of the Arts:

Soprano Linda Tsatsanis, cellist Nathan Whittaker, and clarinetist Thomas Carroll, including an introduction to a very oddly-bent instrument that will be heard in concert on Dec. 2 & 3:

• The West Seattle Community Orchestras, an all-ages organization where students – who play for free – have started in beginning ensembles and worked their way up to the symphony. They’re rehearsing for their Dec. 5 concert:

The Esoterics, as they prepared “non-Christmas music sung in heavenly manner” for concerts on Dec. 1, 2 & 3. You’ll hear snippets of Paul John Rudoi’s Spheres of Influence, Andrea Clearfield’s Khandroma (in Tibetan), and “At Castle Wood” (text by Emily Brontë) from the song cycle To touch the sky, by Kevin Puts:

Michael Praetorius – wait, MICHAEL PRAETORIUS!!?!?!?? Well, ok, it was Seattle Pro Musica – singing one of his dazzling Medieval carols in rehearsal for their Winter Rose concerts on Dec. 9:

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know these artists, as we have.

Finally, #GivingTuesday is so much more than one day in November. Year-round, our programs connect people with live classical music in a way that strengthens community, celebrates listener agency, and amplifies local arts resources. We hope you’ll support our efforts to maximize the reach of these artists and their beautiful, important work.

Community announcements: November 2017

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Announcements – November 2017

  • Music of Remembrance is now taking applications for a full-time administrative specialist
  • The Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring an administrative assistant, a school accompanist, and certified pilates instructors.
  • Seattle Music Partners seeks volunteer instrumental music instructors for youth program.
  • Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center is looking for volunteers with a passion for the performing arts to support hundreds of performances year-round. Interested? Email ushering@cornish.edu.
  • The Northwest Boychoir – recognized as one of the nation’s premier children’s choral programs – is holding auditions.
  • Breath of Aire is a Pacific Northwest (all volunteer) choir looking for tenors.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra is holding auditions for all strings, especially violin & bass.
  • KING FM is hiring a major gifts officer and a senior account executive.
  • Town Hall Seattle is seeking a part-time digital media assistant to film and live-stream programs and to assist in updating web-based media content.
  • The Seattle Times is seeking a full-time staff music writer who can provide outstanding coverage of the Pacific Northwest popular music scene.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

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We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

Community announcements: October 2017

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Announcements

  • Bellevue Chamber Chorus seeks an executive director.
  • The Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring an administrative assistant, a school accompanist, and certified pilates instructors.
  • Skagit Symphony is hiring a new music director.
  • The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra is seeking an administrative assistant to help with marketing, grants and development.
  • Seattle Music Partners seeks volunteer instrumental music instructors for youth program.
  • Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center is looking for volunteers with a passion for the performing arts to support hundreds of performances year-round. Interested? Email ushering@cornish.edu.
  • Vox16, a Seattle-based chamber choir that performs a cappella vocal music, is looking for new compositions to include in their Spring concert featuring local composers and a possible CD recording project.
  • Academy Chamber Orchestra is holding auditions for violins, horns, bassoon.
  • The Northwest Boychoir – recognized as one of the nation’s premier children’s choral programs – is holding auditions.
  • Breath of Aire is a Pacific Northwest (all volunteer) choir looking for tenors.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra is seeking section percussion, section & principal string & tuba positions.
  • The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra has openings for the concertmaster (paid position), principal percussion, and string positions.
  • KING FM is hiring a major gifts officer and account executive.
  • Town Hall Seattle is seeking a part-time digital media assistant to film and livestream programs and to assist in updating web-based media content.
  • The Seattle Times is seeking a full-time staff music writer who can provide outstanding coverage of the Pacific Northwest popular music scene.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performance, submit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Mondays @ 5pm

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We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

Conciertos de música clásica gratuitos: Septiembre 2017 (Seattle & Puget Sound)

Conciertos de música clásica gratuitos: Septiembre 2017 (Seattle & Puget Sound).
Conciertos de música clásica gratuitos: Septiembre 2017 (Seattle & Puget Sound).

 

Racer Sessions
Una serie de composiciones e improvisaciones organizadas colectivamente para música nueva y experimental.
Domingo, 9/3, 8pm | Café Racer, Seattle

Coro Compline (Coro de Completas): La oficina de Compline/Completas
Todos los Domingos por la tarde en el nave de la catedral, el Coro Compline, un coro de hombres, dirige este servicio coral formal que es una tradición de Seattle.
Domingo 9/3, 9:30 pm | Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Coro de Vicarios de la Iglesia de Cristo en Seattle: Completas en la Iglesia de Cristo
Música sagrada coral presentando canto gregoriano, canto anglicano e himnos de diversos periodos a través de los siglos. Es un ambiente ideal para meditación y contemplación entre el bullicio de esta bella ciudad.
Miércoles 9/6, 9:30pm | Christ Episcopal Church, Seattle

Taller de Arte Interactivo Hibrido “The Fourth Wall Ensemble”
Un taller interactivo de artes mixtas conducida por “Fourth Wall Ensamble”.
Jueves 9/7, 3:40pm | Lagerquist Concert Hall en Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland

“Breath of Aire”: Concierto de Beneficencia “Desde Casa”
Concierto de beneficencia: “Desde casa”, se apoyará a la construcción de viviendas para familias necesitadas en países en desarrollo.
Domingo, 9/10, 6pm | Iglesia Cuadrangular de la Esperanza, Snohomish/Hope Foursquare Church

Racer Sessions: Adam Briggs
Una serie de composiciones e improvisaciones organizadas colectivamente para música nueva y experimental.
Domingo, 9/10, 8pm | Café Racer, Seattle

Coro Compline (Coro de Completas): La oficina de Compline/Completas
Todos los Domingos por la tarde en el nave de la catedral, el Coro Compline, un coro de hombres, dirige este servicio coral formal que es una tradición de Seattle.
Domingo, 9/10, 9:30pm | Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Series de Conciertos de Verano Cornish@Amazon: James Falzone’s Musique Actuelle
James Falzone (el clarinete e instrumentos de viento madera), Ruth Dornfeld (violín), y Dave Bartley (guitarra).
Jueves, 9/14, 12pm | Van Vorst Plaza at Amazon, Seattle

Aronoff, Música de Cámara
Obras de Schumann, Brahms, Bridge, y más.
Sábado, 9/16, 7:30pm | Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church, Des Moines

Recital de Piano, Byron Schenkman
Sonata en Fa mayor de Mozart, Nocturna Si bemol de Szymanowska, Three Pieces (Tres piezas) de Schubert.
Domingo, 9/17, 6:15pm | Epiphany Parish of Seattle, Seattle

Racer Sessions: TVTV
Una serie de composiciones e improvisaciones organizadas colectivamente para música nueva y experimental.
Domingo, 9/17, 8pm | Cafe Racer, Seattle

Coro Compline (Coro de Completas): La oficina de Compline/Completas
Todos los Domingos por la tarde en el nave de la catedral, el Coro Compline , un coro de hombres, dirige este servicio coral formal que es una tradición de Seattle.
Domingo, 9/17, 9:30pm | Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Coro de Vicarios de la Iglesia de Cristo en Seattle: Completas en la Iglesia de Cristo
Música sagrada coral presentando canto gregoriano, canto anglicano e himnos de diversos periodos a través de los siglos. Es un ambiente ideal para meditación y contemplación entre el bullicio de esta bella ciudad.
Miércoles, 9/20, 9:30pm | Christ Episcopal Church, Seattle

Sesión del lectura de la Alianza de Compositores de Seattle Seattle
Esas sesiones están abiertas para la pública y todos los edades. Una oportunidad para compositores de trabajar con artistas y recibir opinión del público.
Domingo, 9/24, 1pm | Seattle Pacific University, Crawford Music Edificio 211, Seattle

Breath of Aire: Proyecto Jesus Film Harvest Partners Concierto a Beneficio
Breath of Aire presenta un concierto a beneficio para el proyecto Jesus Film Harvest Partners.
Domingo, 9/24, 6pm | Generations Community Church, Marysville

Racer Sessions
Una serie de composiciones e improvisaciones organizadas colectivamente para música nueva y experimental.
Domingo, 9/24, 8pm | Café Racer, Seattle

Coro Compline (Coro de Completas): La oficina de Compline/Completas
Todos los Domingos por la tarde en el nave de la catedral, el Coro Compline, un coro de hombres, dirige este servicio coral formal que es una tradición de Seattle.
Domingo, 9/24, 9:30pm | Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Bonnie Whiting con Jennifer Torrence: Música nueva para cantantes y percusionistas (clase maestra)
Una noche de estrenos mundiales incluyendo obras para platillos, retroalimentación resonante y el canto de Paula Matthusen. Música para juguetes electrónicos y “deconstructed language” de Bethany Younge.
Miercoles, 9/27, 11:30am | Meany Studio Theater, Seattle

Community announcements: September 2017

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Announcements

  • Skagit Symphony is hiring a new music director.
  • Bremerton Symphony Association announces September auditions for all ensembles.
  • St. James Cathedral, Seattle, has a position beginning in September for a bass-baritone to join the Cathedral Cantorei, the professional ensemble that supports the volunteer Cathedral Choir.
  • The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra has openings for the concertmaster, principal percussion, and string positions.
  • KING FM is hiring a major gifts officer and account executive.
  • Town Hall Seattle is seeking a part-time digital media assistant to film and livestream programs and to assist in updating web-based media content.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Wednesdays @ 5pm

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We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

A Nationwide Classical Calendar

We have news!

The Live Music Project will be launching a nationwide classical calendar in Fall 2017.

Concerts, masterclasses, recitals, barn shows, instrument petting zoos, open rehearsals; professional and learning orchestras, choral groups, students, music festivals… you’ll find these all living together on one calendar.

Events will be filterable by composer, work, key instrument, genre, and more, so you can dive deep into the music you love (or the music you’re curious about…)

The national platform expands on our Seattle calendar, which is a hub for more than 1,000 orchestras, ensembles, and independent musicians, building visibility for local arts organizations while connecting new and returning listeners with live musical experiences.

We’ll be posting updates over the next few months as we get closer to launch. The best way to get those is to sign up for our mailing list.

This is a huge effort, and many hands truly make light work. If you want to get your hands dirty and be part of this incredible project, there are many ways to do it, which I write about here.

In the meantime, big hugs to our Seattle community and to all who have contributed thus far, helping us turning vision into reality. Here’s to our next big milestone!

With warmth and appreciation,
Shaya Lyon
Executive director

LMP