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Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: December 2018

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Submissions

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Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • Northwest Folklife is hiring a community relations & fundraising lead and offers several internships.
  • Seattle Opera is casting a 9-10 year old boy to play young Steve Jobs for the opera: “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” to be performed in Feb.-Mar. 2019.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking an assistant production manager, audience services representative, and offers several internships.
  • The Seattle Symphony is holding auditions for section bass.
  • The Seattle Symphony is hiring a development coordinator (major gifts), part-time ticket services associate, and sales and fundraising representatives.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid administrative specialist starting as soon as December 2018.
  • Bremerton Youth Symphony is hiring a youth chorale director and stage assistant.
  • The Seattle Philharmonic seeks strong violinists, violists, and cellists to audition: come be a part of a fun, dynamic orchestra.
  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church is searching for a director of music + worship.
  • Rain City Symphony, meeting in North Seattle, seeks string bass players.
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for January enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra and Adam Stern, conductor and music director, announced openings for talented and dedicated volunteer musicians in several sections for our 2018-2019 season and are also lookingfor volunteers to help with day-of concert lobby activities.
  • Gallery Concerts is seeking board members and volunteers to usher.
  • Southland Ensemble is excited to announce a call for scores for the 2018/2019 concert season.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – City Arts is currently on hiatus and is not accepting calendar submissions.
  • 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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Live Music Project Means Community || Let’s Celebrate!

Giving Tuesday 2018 with Live Music Project

Dear Live Music Project Friends,

Our goal at Live Music Project is to connect people with live classical music in a way that strengthens community, celebrates listener agency, and amplifies the resources of local arts organizations. Which means, Live Music Project is about you, our community. We measure our success by seeing how many people interact with Live Music Project online. In the last year, more than 60,000 people visited livemusicproject.org to find events and learn more about our community. We also measure our success by how many tickets we give away each year with our Spontaneous Free Tickets program. In the 2017-2018 season, we distributed 800 tickets worth $20,000 to eager listeners – for free. We feel the most successful, though, when we see the smiles on your faces or hear about your positive experiences at classical music events across Seattle.

We have so much to be thankful for throughout the season. We are particularly grateful for how you give your time, energy, and resources to support this community. Volunteers make our world go ’round – in our most recent Fall event-a-thon, our volunteer Calendar Squad prepared more than 150 concerts for the coming season. Your support directly helps increase arts access, arts audiences, and arts community. If you would like to reaffirm your commitment to Live Music Project as a volunteer or with a donation, we would be thrilled.

Now, it’s time to have a little social media party!! Whether you are near or far, please join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday. Visit our Facebook or Instagram as we highlight our favorite aspect of Live Music Project: OUR COMMUNITY!

With gratitude,
Shaya

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.

Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: November 2018

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Submissions

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Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • Northwest Folklife is hiring a corporate & media relations coordinator and a community relations & fundraising lead.
  • Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of associate director of development, technical director, assistant production manager, and audience services representative.
  • Early Music Seattle seeks a full-time marketing director.
  • Seattle Opera is seeking energetic singers of all voice types for the 2018–19 School Opera Tour production of Cinderella en España. Seattle Opera will also be holding dance auditions for its upcoming production of Carmen
  • The Seattle Symphony is accepting applications for a digital marketing manager, vice president and CFO, major gift office, art director, and more.
  • KEXP is looking to hire a development communications manager and a senior arts & public affairs producer.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid development-marketing associate starting immediately.
  • Classical KING FM 98.1/Classic Radio Inc. is hiring a development coordinator.
  • Bremerton Youth Symphony is hiring a youth chorale director and stage assistant.
  • Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra invites alumni to a fall alumni social and encourages all alumni to reconnect with SYSO through their contact form.
  • The Seattle Foundation seeks a chief impact officer, managing director of finance and strategic planning, payroll and accounting specialist, and more.
  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church is searching for an administrative assistant for sanctuary music + worship.
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for January enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music. Auditions for New Members – Saturday, November 3, 2018. Alternate dates available.
  • The Ballard Civic Orchestra announces openings for paid principal strings and volunteer orchestra musicians.
  • Music Center of the Northwest seeks a cello instructor.
  • The Washington Wind Symphony is currently searching for musicians to fill harp, string bass, percussion, and bassoon positions.
  • Chamber Music Madness seeks amateur adult musicians to play in their Day of Madness on November 10th.
  • The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra and Adam Stern, conductor and music director, announced openings for talented and dedicated volunteer musicians in several sections for our 2018-2019 season and are also lookingfor volunteers to help with day-of concert lobby activities.
  • Gallery Concerts is seeking board members and volunteers to usher.
  • Thalia Allied Artists Music Library seeks a rental space for its large collection of scores and parts.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – send event details to calendar@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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Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: October 2018

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Submissions

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

Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • ArtsFund is looking for an engagement coordinator as well as a programs & advocacy coordinator.
  • Early Music Seattle seeks a full-time marketing director.
  • Bremerton Symphony has an immediate opening for a motivated, outgoing individual willing to wear many hats as their office and operations manager, working Tuesdays-Thursdays in Bremerton.
  • Seattle Opera is accepting applications for a tour and events coordinator, audience services representative, school programs stage manager, education stage manager, youth and family programs manager.
  • The Seattle Symphony is accepting applications for a campaign coordinator as well as sales and fundraising representatives.
  • KEXP is looking to hire a part-time guest services associate.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid development-marketing associate starting immediately.
  • Classical KING FM 98.1/Classic Radio Inc. is hiring a part-time board operator.
  • Town Hall Seattle seeks an institutional giving manager.
  • Bremerton Youth Symphony is hiring a youth chorale director, stage assistant, and direct sales associates.
  • The Seattle Foundation seeks an associate advisor in philanthropic services.
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for fall enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • The Ballard Civic Orchestra announces openings for paid principal strings and volunteer orchestra musicians.
  • Music Center of the Northwest seeks a cello instructor.
  • The Washington Wind Symphony is currently searching for musicians for the oboe, bassoon, and clarinet sections.
  • The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra announces openings for volunteer musicians in several sections and looking for volunteers to help with day-of concert lobby activities.
  • Gallery Concerts is seeking board members and volunteers to usher.
  • Thalia Allied Artists Music Library seeks a rental space for its large collection of scores and parts.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – send event details to calendar@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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Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: September 2018

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Submissions

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

Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • Early Music Seattle seeks a full-time marketing director.
  • Bremerton Symphony has an opening for an energetic, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented office and operations manager, working Tuesdays-Thursdays in Bremerton.
  • Seattle Opera is accepting applications for teaching artists of various backgrounds (singers, actors, dancers, choral directors, stage directors, creative writers, and pianists — for its newly-developed school and community programs), audience services representative, school programs stage manager, education stage manager, youth and family programs manager.
  • The Seattle Symphony is accepting applications for a campaign coordinator as well as sales and fundraising representatives.
  • Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking a part-time, paid development coordinator.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid development-marketing associate starting immediately.
  • Classical KING FM 98.1/Classic Radio Inc. is hiring a part-time board operator.
  • Town Hall Seattle seeks an institutional giving manager.
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring for the following positions: classical ballet instructor, DanceChance manager, part-time administrative assistant, master carpenter, school accompanist, DCM sales representative, and certified pilates instructor.
  • Bremerton Youth Symphony is hiring a youth chorale director, stage assistant, and direct sales associates.
  • Seattle Bach Choir welcomes singers to audition in September of 2018.
  • Seattle Collaborative Orchestra (SCO) will be holding auditions for student and community musicians via video link or by live audition on September 8.
  • 4Culture is holding auditions for the Touring Arts Roster on September 22 & 23.
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for fall enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • Seattle Opera is auditioning children 9-16 years of age who have unchanged voices (treble voices only) for its mainstage production of Carmen both boys and girls encouraged to audition.
  • The Ballard Civic Orchestra announces openings for paid principal strings and volunteer orchestra musicians.
  • Music Center of the Northwest seeks a violin instructor and a director for Oak Lake Strings.
  • The Seattle Chamber Singers are holding auditions for new vocalists, especially tenors and basses.
  • The Washington Wind Symphony is currently searching for musicians for the oboe, bassoon, and clarinet sections.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra seeks violinists for 2018-19 season.
  • Philharmonia Northwest holds season auditions in September.
  • Bellevue Chamber Chorus is holding auditions for experienced choral singers.
  • The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra announces openings for volunteer musicians in several sections and looking for volunteers to help with day-of concert lobby activities.
  • Bremerton Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for a concertmaster as well as local and regional musicians with experience on September 6.
  • Bremerton Symphony Chorale seeks volunteer chorus members of all voice types.
  • Seattle Choral Company is holding auditions at the beginning of their season.
  • Gallery Concerts is seeking board members and volunteers to usher.
  • Thalia Allied Artists Music Library seeks a rental space for its large collection of scores and parts.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – send event details to calendar@cityartsmagazine.com
  • Seattle Timessubmit 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 Metsubmit 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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Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: August 2018

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Submissions

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

Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • Music Center of the Northwest, a non-profit community music school, seeks an executive director as well as a music director for Around the Sound Community Band.
  • Early Music Seattle seeks a full-time marketing director.
  • Northwest Folklife seeks a programs coordinator to work closely with many cultural communities and performers.
  • Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the director of programs & partnerships, school programs stage manager, education stage manager, youth and family programs manager, direct sales supervisor, audience services lead representative, technical director, stewardship and events associate, direct sales and telefunding representative, and seven different internships.
  • KEXP is hiring a specialty show DJ for Audioasis, Seattle’s longest running local music show.
  • The Seattle Flute Society seeks an interim director for the fall session of the SFS Flute Choir, September to December 2018.
  • The Seattle Symphony is accepting applications for the following positions: senior manager of creative projects & community engagement, stewardship events officer, facilities coordinator, graphic designer, part-time ticket services associate, and multiple internships.
  • Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking a part-time, paid development coordinator.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid development-marketing associate starting immediately.
  • Town Hall Seattle seeks an institutional giving manager, front of house lead, event lead, and 2018 elections correspondent.
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring for the following positions: DanceChance manager, community education teaching artist apprentice, master carpenter, school accompanist, DCM sales representative, and certified pilates instructor.
  • Bremerton Youth Symphony is hiring a youth symphony music director, office & operations manager, youth chorale director, stage assistant, and direct sales associates.
  • Seattle Symphony is holding auditions for section viola.
  • Seattle Bach Choir welcomes singers to audition in September of 2018.
  • Seattle Pro Musica holds auditions for all voice parts in August.
  • Northwest Chamber Chorus is auditioning for new members.
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for fall enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • Cascade Symphony annual auditions will be held in August.
  • Seattle Chamber Singers are holding auditions for new vocalists, especially tenors and basses.
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is seeking to fill the following symphony personnel positions: assistant concertmaster, all string sections – section musician, clarinet – assistant principal, clarinet – section musician, horn – section musician, percussion – assistant principal/lead, percussion – section musician, subs for all instrumental positions.
  • Bellevue Chamber Chorus is holding auditions for experienced choral singers (August 7).
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra seeks community musicians for principal oboe, principal trumpet, section trumpet, and strings for the 2018-19 season.
  • Seattle Wind Symphony holds ongoing auditions for regular membership and sub-list positions.
  • Seattle Collaborative Orchestra (SCO) will be holding auditions for student and community musicians via video link or by live audition on September 8.
  • Bremerton Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for a concertmaster as well as local and regional musicians with experience on August 30.
  • Bremerton Symphony Chorale seeks volunteer chorus members of all voice types.
  • Seattle Choral Company is holding auditions through the summer.
  • Thalia Allied Artists Music Library seeks a rental space for its large collection of scores and parts.
  • 4Culture has open artist calls for Gallery 4Culture, Storefront Media Gallery, and Touring Arts Roster Auditions.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – send event details to calendar@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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A Wayward Conversation with Steve Peters

The Chapel
The Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center, home to the Wayward Music Series. (LMP archive photo)

 

“My sense of responsibility is to the artists. My prime focus is making sure that artists have a good place to present their work in its best possible light; a good sound, good piano, good feeling in the room, nice acoustics. And it’s not going to break their bank to play there.”

This is Steve Peters – composer, phonographer, producer, mastermind behind the Wayward Music Series, and cheerleader to Seattle’s explorative music scene. Steve agreed to an interview with the Live Music Project last month, and WOW did I enjoy that! We met for lunch in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, and ended up having an inspiring, sprawling conversation.

After I’d been to just a couple of shows at the Chapel Performance Space, I wanted to meet Steve and learn more about the Wayward series. It doesn’t take much exposure to understand the vitality and import that Wayward provides. The endless list of ensembles is a treasure of variety.

The Wayward Music Series is a branch of Nonsequitur, a nonprofit Steve founded with Jonathan Scheuer in 1989 in Sante Fe. When Steve moved to Seattle in 2004, he asked himself what Nonsequitur could contribute to Seattle that the city didn’t already have. He realized Seattle was missing a mid-size, sit-down-and-listen space where eclectic collections of people could play their experimental (or as Steve prefers, “explorative”) music.

“I don’t see my role as being about presenting music that I think is great,” Steve says. “I see my role as maintaining a situation where people can do their work.”

At the time, Steve suspected that high Seattle rents were preventing such a place from being sustainable; if Nonsequitur could pay that bill, maybe it would help the community thrive.

Today, Nonsequitur pays rent for 10 nights each month at the beautiful Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford. They curate and host one or two shows each month, and the remaining nights are freely available for artists or presenters to sign up and use – provided they are compatible with Wayward’s mission – generally on a first-come, first-served basis. The calendar is typically booked months in advance, year-round.

The series delivers on Steve’s vision of an affordable venue. If admission takes in more than $200, then the artist gives 20% back to Nonsequitur to help cover the rent; if the gate makes less than $200, then the artist keeps it all.

(That’s a deal! The rental fee to book the same space independently of the Wayward Music Series, if you are charging admission and are a not-for-profit, is $300 per evening.)

Steve Peters walks across the stage at the Chapel Performance Space. (LMP archive photo)
Steve Peters walks across the stage at the Chapel Performance Space. (LMP archive photo)

 

In addition to maintaining the Wayward Music Series, Steve is also a composer. When I ask him to describe his work, he says, after some pause, “…Long. And slow. And quiet.”

“I’m more of an idea composer than a note composer, and I’m interested in musicians who can do things that I can’t – and that I can’t conceive of – and see how they are going to surprise me,” he says. “Most of my work has to do with this blurry area between improvisation and composition. I’m interested in trying to devise situations in which I invite people to improvise.”

One such situation is a sound installation at the Fern Room of the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago. First, Steve recorded room tone – a room’s unique resonance and harmonics – in the Fern Room. (Room tone is different from ambient noise like a banging radiator or a siren coming through an open window.)

Next, Steve made an alphabetical list of the Latin names of the fern species housed in the space, and divided it up among four singers. Working in a studio, their job was to vocalize each name, spoken or sung – and Steve’s control of their performance ended there. The singers recorded the words in isolation from one another, lending their own abilities and sensibilities to what would become a shared piece.

Finally, to pull together the disparate voices, Steve provided the room tone as a backdrop for each musician to sing with. He then edited the tracks together, each 5 to 30 seconds long, creating a cohesive soundscape. You can listen to Index Filicum on Steve’s Bandcamp page.

A rehearsal in the Chapel. (LMP archive photo)
A rehearsal in the Chapel. (LMP archive photo)

 

At the end of our interview, I ask Steve if there is anything else he would like to talk about. (I always end with this question, and almost always get a blank stare.) This time, after the blank stare and some additional silence, Steve finally offers:

“Well… there’s a lot of disconnect between the various publications in town, and radio, and the arts community in terms of what gets covered. What I want people in the media to understand is that if you want a local arts scene to thrive, you have to write about it. You have to talk about it.”

Steve says he wishes there were more arts criticism by people who engage with the work of art on its own terms. A review that says “I liked it” or “it was awful” falls short of being useful. The ideal review is honest and constructive; it talks about the work, what it set out to accomplish, and whether it has achieved that goal.

He raves about Omar Willey at The Seattle Star, who covers theatre and dance. “Omar is so good at understanding what the work is trying to achieve and then analyzing how it succeeds or comes up short, on those terms. That is a gift. That’s what a real critic is.”

Steve also points out that if artists want to tour or apply for grants, they need reviews that they can point to and say: This is what we do, and somebody else thought it was interesting. “There is no underestimating the importance of coverage in the local media of the local arts.”

The conversation turns to the types of music and venues that receive coverage, and I mention to Steve that I saw Eighth Blackbird last year. They were the greatest thing I’ve seen this century, but I have not heard them played on KEXP. KEXP is dedicated to new and sweeping varieties of music. Why couldn’t KEXP play one of Eighth Blackbird’s many albums?

“Why couldn’t KEXP invite them for an in-studio session?” Steve exclaimed. “KEXP is great at the live thing. I totally respect what they do with the live studio shows. But there could be so much more going on besides rock bands and pop music.”

Local media is in the perfect position to encourage listeners to expand their musical experiences.

The musical space Steve has created within the Chapel is a beautiful, accessible-to-me place, with a well-varied catalogue of ensembles. It occurs to me: this could be my go-to place. Talking to Steve, I realized we all fall into our little traps and then complain about being in ruts! Branching out – that’s good for the soul.

Steve is more than a talented artist; he is dedicated to his craft, his peers, and his community. That’s refreshing air to breathe over lunch.

You can learn more about the Wayward Music Series at waywardmusic.org and listen to more of Steve’s compositions at stevepeters.bandcamp.com.

GreatWall_GreatKent_BWxKent Karnofski has been a Seattleite most of his adult life. By day he is a research engineer at a local manufacturing firm, by night he is an extraordinary audiophile. In addition to his work with the Live Music Project, he is the curator and primary contributor at CommunityNoise.blog.

Welcome, Megan Ihnen!

Megan Ihnen
Mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen.

Exciting news! Live Music Project is growing and we are happy to bring Megan Ihnen on board to help with communications. Keep an eye out for her name on our regular emails!

Megan comes to us with a passion for classical and new music, creative placemaking, and coffee. With more than 10 years of experience in arts administration and communications/marketing, Megan is cut from our cloth when it comes to shared love for music, community, and accessible data. We’re so excited to be working with you, Megan – welcome!

(P.S… Please feel free to drop Megan a line and say “hello” at megan@livemusicproject.org!)

Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: July 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. Subscribe here.

Submissions

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

Auditions, jobs, announcements

  • Music Center of the Northwest, a non-profit community music school, seeks an executive director.
  • Northwest Folklife seeks a programs coordinator to work closely with many cultural communities and performers.
  • Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the audience services lead representative; technical director; senior communications manager; stewardship and events associate; and direct sales & telefunding representative.
  • KING FM seeks a development coordinator.
  • The Seattle Symphony is accepting applications for the following positions: senior manager of creative projects & community engagement; annual fund coordinator, and part-time ticket services associate.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid development associate starting immediately.
  • Town Hall Seattle seeks an institutional giving manager.
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet is hiring for the following positions: Children’s Division teacher (part time); master carpenter; school accompanist; DCM sales representative; and certified pilates instructor.
  • Bremerton Youth Symphony is hiring a music director; director; and stage assistant.
  • City Arts is hiring a marketing and communications specialist
    (temporary position).
  • West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) is in search of its next Symphony Orchestra conductor.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra, a community orchestra of experienced musicians, announces auditions for the position of concertmaster.
  • The Seattle Choral Company is holding auditions through the summer.
  • Seattle Pro Musica holds auditions for all voice parts in August.
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for fall enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • Northwest Mahler Festival is seeking musicians: strings, winds, percussion, and harp.
  • Cascade Symphony has openings for principal trombone, principal cello, and principal 2nd violin, with auditions on July 23rd.
  • Ensign Symphony & Chorus is seeking to fill the following symphony personnel positions: string bass, section horn, section trumpet, all other section strings, and sub positions for all instrumental positions.
  • Seattle Festival Orchestra seeks community musicians for principal oboe, principal trumpet, section trumpet, and strings for the 2018-19 season.
  • Seattle Wind Symphony is holding auditions for oboe / clarinet / bari sax / string bass for regular membership (and ongoing sub-list positions).
  • Bremerton Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for local and regional musicians with experience on August 30.
  • Gallery Concerts classical chamber music non-profit organization seeks board members.
  • Thalia Allied Artists Music Library seeks a rental space for its large collection of scores and parts.
  • 4Culture provides a financial incentive to book roster performers; sign up for the 4Culture Touring Arts Roster and check out the Presenter Incentive Program.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – to submit to Current or the print calendar, send event details to calendar@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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Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: June 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. Subscribe here.

Submissions

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

Auditions, jobs, & announcements

  • Auburn Symphony Orchestra is hiring an executive director.
  • West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) is in search of its next Symphony Orchestra conductor. For details, contact info@wscorchestras.com.
  • Gallery Concerts, a non-profit organization presenting baroque and classical concerts, seeks a part-time administrative director.
  • Music of Remembrance seeks a full-time, paid development associate starting immediately.
  • Town Hall Seattle seeks an institutional giving manager to lead and grow its portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government partners in close collaboration with the development director.
  • City Arts Magazine welcomes applications for their events team (paid hourly).
  • Music & Arts seeks full-time education sales representatives to work directly with school music programs throughout Western Washington.
  • Seattle Wind Symphony is holding auditions for oboe / clarinet / bari sax / string bass for regular membership (and ongoing sub-list positions).
  • Northwest Mahler Festival is seeking musicians: strings, winds, percussion, and harp.
  • Operamuse is holding auditions on June 8th in West Seattle.
  • The Seattle Opera Youth Opera Project will hold placement auditions on June 14 & 16, 2018; all applicants age 7-18 will be accepted, regardless of skill level (no prior experience necessary).
  • Northwest Boychoir is looking for boys ages 6-9 for fall enrollment; no prior musical training required, just musical aptitude and enjoyment of music.
  • Vocalpoint! Seattle will hold Girls Prep auditions on June 2, 2018.
  • Tuned In! chamber music festival is now accepting applications for students ages 13-24 (July 9-14 at Haller Lake United Methodist Church, financial aid available).
  • Cascade Symphony is looking for a 2nd Clarinet and strong amateur violinists and violists for the 2018-2019 season (auditions on June 11), as well as Principal 2nd Violin and Principal Cello (auditions on July 23).
  • Seattle Chamber Music Society seeks volunteer concert ushers for the 2018 Summer Festival in July – join us for world-class music at Benaroya Hall!
  • Thalia Allied Artists Music Library seeks rental space for its large collection of scores and parts.
  • Announcing the launch of the first annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass at Pacific Lutheran University with Symphony Tacoma music director Sarah Ioannides (June 25-29, 2018).

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – to submit to Current or the print calendar, send event details to calendar@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

To receive community announcements by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

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.