Employment and Musician Openings


Job openings with the Traverse City Philharmonic:

Community Music School Facility Coordinator(s)
Position: Facility coordinator(s) – two positions available
Start Date: August 26, 2024
Employee Status: 30 hours per week
Salary: $40,000 per year
Insurance: Health and Vision insurance available
Vacation: 10 days per year.  15 days per year after three years
Personal Days: 6 days per year, with up to 5 unused days rolling over per year for a maximum of 11 days.

Position Summary
The facility coordinator is responsible for providing strong customer service for patrons of the Community Music School. Reporting to the Director of Education, this position will provide administrative support for both the education and production activities of the Traverse City Philharmonic. There are two positions available and coordination between them will be essential for success in this position.

Full job description PDF:

Click: Facility Coordinator Position Description

Auditions for available Orchestra positions

There are no current auditions scheduled for core member positions. If you would like to be considered as a substitute for any instrument, please contact Angela Lickiss Aleo at aaleo@tcphil.org.

The Orchestra –

The TC Phil is the largest and oldest professional symphony orchestra in Northern Michigan. Having been in existence for over 70 years it has grown from a community ensemble to a fully professional orchestra with principal players who have played in some of the finest orchestras in the US and around the world. Maestro Kevin Rhodes is celebrating his 23rd season. With a CV that includes 25 years at the Vienna State Opera, 12 years at the Paris Opera, 20 at La Scala of Milan and many other opera houses and orchestras around the world, Rhodes has had a vision of steadily building the orchestra into the finest ensemble possible. Soloists with the orchestra are of the highest caliber and visiting guest artists this season include some of the best on the concert circuit in the US today. Supported by the very generous community of the region, the TC Phil artistically far outranks what one might expect for the size of the population. The orchestra has during the regular season a traditional symphonic series, a pops series of the newly formed Jazz Orchestra and a guest recital series. A summer concert series has also become a regular offering since 2022.

Repertoire over the past years has included:
Mahler Symphonies Nr. 1 & 2
Beethoven Symphonies 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, Piano Concertos, 1,2,3,4,5
Brahms Symphonies 1,2,3,4, Violin Concerto, Piano Concertos 1,2, Requiem
Berg Violin Concerto
Amram Flute Concerto – Creatures of the Night
Copland Clarinet Concerto, Appalachian Spring
Poulenc Gloria, Organ Concerto
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso, Bolero, Piano Concerto
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Nielsen Symphony Nr. 4
Wagner – Excerpts from Götterdämmerung and Tristan und Isolde with
international Wagnerian Soprano, Othalie Graham
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Tchaikovsky Symphonies 4,5, Piano Concerto 1, Violin Concerto, Romeo and
Juliet Ov., Francesca da Rimini
Respighi Pines of Rome, Church Windows
Verdi Requiem, Selections from Aida, Forza del Destino etc.
The TSO has taken part in many commissions of new music and is committed to
presenting newly composed works to our audiences.


The Future –

The administrative team of Executive Director Dr. Kedrik Merwin (a decades-long experienced music administrator and professional musician) and Maestro Rhodes are fully supported by a visionary and engaged Board of Directors who along with community leaders wish to grow the TC Phil in very exciting ways over the coming years. Both Dr. Merwin and Maestro Rhodes are under contract with the TC Phil with long-term agreements in place. The number of performance and employment opportunities are expected to increase significantly in the next seasons. Furthermore, we hope to be able to provide teaching and coaching opportunities for our leading musicians in the years ahead. The administrative team of the orchestra boasts among its ranks, two doctorates in Music and a deeply experienced support team.


The Audience and Supporters –

The audience of the TC Phil is made up of a very high percentage of musically sophisticated and knowledgeable listeners. Many of the region’s residents have moved to the area from much larger cities such as Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, and Milwaukee, as well as ever-increasing numbers from both coasts of the United States. We also have an unusually high number of residents with music degrees. All of this leads to an outsize and reliable base of interest and support.


The Region –

The Traverse City region is nationwide noted as one of the most beautiful in the country with an incredible amount of unspoiled natural beauty. This is accompanied by some of the best restaurants in the state of Michigan, along with a vibrant winery, craft brewery, and distillery industry. The shopping is also of a much higher caliber than one might expect in literally hundreds of privately owned businesses that give a personal touch to the purchasing experience. Musicians who come to play in the TC Phil traditionally try to make time to enjoy some of the wonderful things the area has to offer. Many musicians come up with their families for a long weekend and may even have a better time on vacation for the weekend than the family member who is working!


Interested candidates, please contact Director of Education and Music Librarian, Dr. Angela Lickiss Aleo: aaleo@tcphil.org