We’re here because we love music…


And we have the conviction that classical music can be loved by just about anyone.
ECM was co-founded in 2015 by violinist Kristin Lee and millennial marketeer Andrew Goldstein with the dream of bridging incredible top-class musicians with hungry, curious listeners. Finding their stride of success reaching the tech-epicenter of Seattle (South Lake Union), the series also brings these same performances to areas with limited access to chamber music year-round, such as Olympia and Bellingham WA.

Kristin Lee, Artistic Director

Andrew Goldstein, Executive Director

Emily Strachan, Operations Manager

Nancy R. Connery, Board President (Olympia, WA)

John Robinson, Board Vice President  (Seattle, WA)

Misha Dhar, Board Treasurer (Seattle, WA)

Van Lang Pham (Seattle, WA)
Andrea Jones (Seattle, WA)
Jeff Lehman (Seattle, WA)
Cecily Carver (Seattle, WA)
Alex Talsma (Seattle, WA)

Advisory and Honorary
Paul Gridley (New York, NY)


Open Positions


Love classical music and want to learn about the administrative side of a young organization? Consider spending a semester at Emerald City Music! This 10 hr/week remote position will provide you training in marketing, administration, stage work, volunteer management, and more. Email andrew@emeraldcitymusic.org to learn more.


  • Music or business major (undergrad or graduate)

  • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds, and has laptop and transportation

  • Interest in the performing arts field

  • Self-starter; full of ideas and passion


Did you know that every Emerald City Music musician is hosted by a generous Seattle-based home host during their visit? You could be among the dozens of people who provide a bedroom and bathroom (and maybe a little coffee too!) to our amazing musicians during their 6-7 day stay in the Northwest. Email info@emeraldcitymusic.org to learn more.


  • Must have a private bedroom with access to a private (not shared) bathroom

  • Preferred no pets

  • Must respect the space of guests, when requested

  • We love hosts with a heart for hospitality and warm touches!


Volunteers are the heartbeat of Emerald City Music’s events and the happenings in between. During events, volunteers help with setup/breakdown, hospitality, ushering, box office & donor table. In the off-weeks, volunteers take on leadership roles in helping Emerald City Music reach new listeners!

Now seeking ushers for Fall concerts!

  • No t-shirts, and wear comfortable shoes (black not required)

  • Arrive by 6pm for a quick orientation and training

Apply Online

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