Seattle Auditions, Arts Jobs, & Announcements: June 2018

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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
  • 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
  • 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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