Seattle Music Partners

Executive Director

Seattle Music Partners (SMP) seeks a full time Executive Director who is passionate about music education and equity to lead the organization into the next chapter of its life.  We seek a dynamic, inspirational leader to build upon our strong foundation, deepening the quality of instruction we offer in our tutoring and ensemble programs, and continuing to improve outcomes for our students.

SMP’s mission is to cultivate a diverse and vibrant music-making community by eliminating economic barriers to quality music expression and experiences, particularly for children.  Our program matches skilled volunteer tutors, one-on-one, with students who wish to learn to play music, and further engages students through ensemble experience.

Founded in 2000, SMP began as a grass-roots project at Seattle’s Leschi Elementary School to increase access for underserved students to the many music-making experiences available in Seattle, especially at Washington Middle School and Garfield High School.  Over the years, we have expanded to serve over 100 children each year at four elementary schools, along with additional lessons and ensemble opportunities for middle school students all at no cost to participants.  SMP is an established and respected community organization, with 4 full-time staff, 10 part-time teaching artists, more than 100 volunteer tutors, and an annual budget of over $400,000. 

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