SoCoCulture Music

Auburn Symphony Orchestra

The Auburn Symphony Orchestra is one of the more astonishing stories in the Seattle-area music world during the past decade, raves the Seattle P-I. Led by music director Stewart Kershaw, the Auburn Symphony (many of whose musicians also play in the Pacific Northwest Ballet orchestra) began as a fully professional orchestra in 1996 and performs a caliber of music that draws audiences from throughout the Puget Sound. Lee Valenta, General Manager PO Box 2186; Auburn WA  98071 253.939.8509

Aunt Dottie’s Sing-Along Cabaret

This ain’t your mama’s cabaret! Nope, this is a raucous, rowdy, interactive show that’s different every time. Aunt Dottie and her Nephew Aaron bring their unique brand of entertainment to this all-requests cabaret full of pop, rock, laughs, and surprises. You never know what will happen at Aunt Dottie’s Cabaret! Michele Greenwood Bettinger, Producer/Performer 206.371.1478

Cascade Foothills Chorale

The Enumclaw Plateau’s choir since 1976.  An adult SATB chorale that performs two major concerts per season. No auditions required to join. $40 dues for each spring & fall concert. Fun-laughter-music! Come join us! Carole Garcia PO Box 1347; Enumclaw WA 98022 360.825.4259

Federal Way Chorale

Since 1993, the Federal Way Chorale has distinguished itself through dynamic performances and professional presentation of demanding choral literature.  An exciting and fun group with approximately 70 members, and two major concerts each year, anyone who loves to sing is encouraged to audition! Laird Thornton, Artistic Director Bob Dockstader, Board President Box 26182; Federal Way WA 98093 253.250.3326...

Federal Way Symphony

Largest arts group in the South Sound area, offering six concerts of diversified programming per season, discounts for seniors, children under 18 admitted free. PO Box 4513;  Federal Way WA 98063-4513 253.529.9857

Gateway Concert Band

The Gateway Concert Band’s mission is to provide musical enjoyment to its members and participate in community activities of the greater Enumclaw Plateau Area; Sumner; Bonney Lake; Buckley; Black Diamond; Maple Valley and others.  Open enrollment policy – see auditions page. Jack Prindle, Director P.O. Box 859; Buckley WA  98321 360.825.5369

Harmony Kings Barbershop Chorus

The Harmony Kings are a group of about 50 gentlemen who love to sing everything from the old standards to the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Lanny Gleason, Chorus Manager PO Box 3202; Federal Way WA 98003 425.413.1302...

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is an orchestra-based music education program with playing groups for every level of player from beginning to advanced. The mission of the MVYSO is this: “As the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, we will enlighten the minds of young musicians, embrace creativity, achieve excellence, nurture talents, and give back to the community. Throughout this experience, we will encourage develeopment of a strong sense of responsibility, commitment, & fun.” Elisa Lewis, Executive Director Box 1261; Maple Valley 98038 425.358.1640

Northwest Associated Arts

This Burien-based choral program sponsors several choirs: ChoralSounds, KidSounds, YouthSounds, TeenSounds, and now SilverSounds Northwest!  Concerts combine clever dialogue and staging with great singing and dancing to create fun shows appealing to the entire family.  Free Youth Ticket Program. Paul Bauer, General Manager PO Box 48251; Seattle WA 98148 206.246.6040

Northwest Symphony Orchestra

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra is a nationally-recognized community orchestra which performs in Burien at the Highline Performing Arts Center under the baton of Dr. Anthony Spain.  The NWSO has performed over 100 works by Northwest composers, including 37 world premieres. Anthony Spain, Music Director Box 16231; Seattle WA  98116 206.242.6321

Orchestra of Flight

The Orchestra of Flight is a volunteer community orchestra performing in the Puget Sound area since 1983. Under the direction of Matthew Kruse, the Orchestra presents four concert series per season, which runs from September to early June. Performances are on Monday evenings and occasional weekends. The Orchestra has performed at many venues in the community, including the Nordic Heritage Museum, Museum of Flight, and many local senior residences. Carrie Bagatelle 10816 12th Avenue SW; Seattle WA 98146 (rehearsal location)

Rainier Chorale

The Rainier Chorale is a 70-voice community chorus based in Kent. Under the direction of Ron Bayer, we are entering our 31st season with an outstanding program featuring works by sacred, secular, classical and popular composers. New singers are welcome – contact us for information! Terry Bolender, Executive Director PO Box 5336; Kent  WA 98064-5336 206.835.8888

Rainier Symphony

One of the finest community orchestras on the West Coast, Rainer Symphony reaches over 5,000 people a year with a broad range of music from the classical and pops repertoire.  Diverse membership includes teachers, physicians, engineers, business professionals and students who share a love of music and their community. Eric Tishkoff, Board of Directors PO Box 58182; Seattle WA 98138 206.781.5618

Rainier Youth Choirs

RYC offers an exceptional and affordable children’s and youth choir music education and performance program for boys and girls. Chorus levels available for singers grades 4 through college. Karen Fulmer, Executive Director Box 5336; Kent WA  98064 253-315-3125

South King County Music Teachers Association

South King County Music Teachers Association is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association, as well as Washington State Music Teachers Association. For the most part, members are independent studio music teachers with expertise in various instruments and voice. Our vision is to advance the value of music study and music making in society and to support the professionalism of music teachers. Mary Kaye Owen, President 11445 SE 185th Place; Renton, WA  98055 425.228.8721...

Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association

WOTFA is a non-profit organization formed to preserve and promote old time fiddling and related arts.  Join King County District 6 for playing and listening activities described on our web site.  WOTFA small groups play for nursing and retirement homes and other civic functions. Roy Calvert, District 6 Chair 18418 112th Avenue SE, Renton WA 98055 425.228.5846