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Symphony Looking To Fill Several Positions

The Spokane Symphony will conduct auditions in the upcoming weeks at The Met to fill several vacancies in the orchestra.

Open positions include first violin, principle viola, double bass, clarinet III/bass clarinet and cello.

Auditions for the cello will be Sept. 15; principal viola and double bass and clarinet III/bass clarinet, Sept. 16; and first violin, Oct. 23.

For more information and a list of audition guidelines, call Gale Coffee at 993-3256.


The Artistic Community Theatre (ACT), 425 N. Evergreen, will hold auditions for its fall comedy, “The Nerd,” on Aug. 7 and 8.

The Valley theater needs four men two women, ages 30 to 50, and one child, age 8 to 12.

For more information, call 921-1706.

Christmas is coming!

Artists wanting to participate in the Corbin Art Center’s multimedia Juried Arts and Crafts Christmas Sale must apply by Sept. 1.

For an application or more information, call 625-6677.

The Spokane Art School is looking for finely crafted, quality artwork from western-states artists to be displayed at its annual juried festival Yuletide ‘95.

Among others, accepted mediums include ceramic, painting and prints.

Applications are due Sept. 1.

For more information or an application, call the Spokane Art School at 328-0900.

Kudos to local dancers

Cindy Deerheim, faculty member of Ballet Arts Academy, and two of her students, Alison Stewart and Shannon Bailey, recently placed second in their category for “Jesus Gonna Be There” at the L.A. Dance Force Nationals in Anaheim, Calif.

The piece, which premiered in Spokane at Theatre Ballet’s “Ballet and Bubbly” last December, received the third highest score overall.

Deerheim also received the Outstanding Achievement in Choreography Award.

Meet the artists

The Entree Gallery in Coeur d’Alene will host a Meet the Artists lemonade social from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday to inaugurate an exhibit “Boys Uncommon.”

The “uncommon boys” are David Govedare and Monte Lindsley.

Sculptor Govedare is best known for his “Joy of Running” metal figures in Riverfront Park and his “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies” near Vantage.

Lindsley has been applauded for taking an unconventional approach to his creations, using willow tree branches.

Newsletter for Musicians

Northwest musicians, both professional and amateur, can subscribe to a new Seattle-based newsletter called Strings and Things.

The newsletter covers a variety of topics, from feature stories on prominent music educators to workshop and concert information.

For a free sample copy, write: The Koker Violin Studio, P.O. Box 75414, Seattle, WA 98125.