Administration

Symphony Tacoma
901 Broadway, Suite 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Administrative, Subscriber and Patron Services 253-272-7264
Single Tickets 253-591-5894 or 800-291-7593

Current Audition & Employment Opportunities

Andy Buelow, Executive Director

Since his arrival in 2007, Andrew Buelow has instigated new strategic planning, team building and programming initiatives, expanded marketing and advertising, and revitalized fund development. Under his leadership contributions have increased by 60 percent and the number of donors by 77 percent.  The Symphony has expanded its community presence with concerts at Washington State Fair and Tacoma Dome, a new series for toddlers and parents titled Mini Maestros, and collaborations with the Broadway Center and Tacoma Opera.  The organization has doubled its endowment and grown its reserves by 40 percent.  Andy received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lawrence University, and is an avid keyboardist and sailor.   MORE  |  EMAIL

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Denise Cline, Bookkeeper

Denise first joined the staff in 1999 as Operations and Ticket Manager.  After a five year absence, she returned to the Symphony in 2009 and now serves as its bookkeeper.  Denise is from upstate New York where she was fortunate to grow up in a town with a rich community music history as well as a thriving public school music program.  She played trumpet and cello throughout her school years beginning in the third grade.  She continued her music education at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music near Cleveland Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance under the instruction of James Darling. While at Baldwin Wallace, Denise also played principal trumpet in the Cleveland Youth Orchestra for two years under Maestro Jahja Ling and was incredibly humbled to rehearse and perform in Cleveland’s Severance Hall under his direction.  EMAIL


Saul Cline, General Manager

A member of the Symphony staff since 2003, Saul Cline oversees the organization’s concert operations, artistic administration, orchestra personnel and educational programs.  He is responsible for maintaining compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and for all artistic contracting.  He supervises the part-time Music Librarian and is the liaison with the stage and production crews of the Broadway Center. Saul received a Master of Music degree from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  He has served as lecturer on the affiliate music faculty at Pacific Lutheran University and as an elementary music teacher in the Bethel School District.  An accomplished reed player, Saul performs regularly throughout the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area.  EMAIL

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Anna Jensen, Education Specialist

Dr. Anna Jensen is a sought-after teacher, performer, and clinician in the Pacific Northwest.  Her double bass students have placed in the top three at the state level numerous times and have won concerto competitions across the region.  She returned to her home state of Washington after finishing her doctorate at the University of Michigan to serve as the Education Specialist for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association.   Dr. Jensen is Assistant Principal Bass and performs frequently as a guest with various chamber ensembles.  After her most recent solo performance of B.B. Wolf with the Everett Philharmonic, a reviewer wrote: “Providing a feast for the senses, Dr. Jensen broke completely out of the musical mold, startling, surprising, and seducing the audience.”  Check out Anna’s WEBSITE.  EMAIL


Laura Stone, Advancement Manager

Laura received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, with a minor in Elementary Education from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. After several years in direct social work, she took a grantwriting course and has been working in non-profits ever since.  She began her non-profit career working for the Symphony back in 2000 as its Marketing & Development Coordinator. After that, she served as Grants Manager for the Museum of Glass during its exciting rise to opening in 2002. Laura then shifted gears by spending three years working on the other side of the “grants table” in philanthropy, as the Grants Administrator for the Forest and Sequoia Foundations.  She came full circle when she returned to the Symphony in 2008 as its Advancement Manager.  Laura has presided over a significant expansion of the Symphony’s pool of foundation donors and provides the organization with effective counseling on maintaining positive foundation relations.  EMAIL


August Giles, Librarian & Patron Services

August is a recent graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, where he received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. After graduating, he worked in customer service – most recently at Hammond Ashley Violins, in Issaquah, as the upper strings specialist.  Possessing a strong passion for music accessability, August seeks opportunities to engage in and develop community collaborations, with the goal of bringing classical music to a wide range of people.  Most notably, he has co-created the Sumner Chamber Community, through ACT 1 Theatre, where local musicians gather to perform modern and standard chamber music.  August brings that same dedication to his work at Symphony Tacoma, where he oversees patron communications and reception.  EMAIL

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Ann Dorn, Marketing Coordinator14962572_10202421878746332_1646972173783637661_n
With a background in journalism and marketing, Ann Dorn joined the Symphony staff in September 2016 and helps share the Symphony’s powerful story through video, web, newsletters, press releases and other channels. Having previously helped market various programs for Pierce College as well as having published her own community wellness magazine, Ann is passionate about extending opportunities to experience the life changing impact of education and the arts. She played piano and the trumpet for years as a youth and now encourages her daughter’s love of music by taking her to guitar lessons and to regular musical performances of all kinds. EMAIL