The Seattle City of Music Internship, a Seattle Music Commission program produced in partnership with Sub Pop and KEXP, launched in December 2014 with an open call for applicants to participate in the inaugural year. Over 100 applications were received and, after a rigorous interview and selection process, two City of Music interns were selected.
Bella Pham and Geran Landen were chosen as the inaugural City of Music interns and began their 12-month internship January 5th.
Bella is a junior at Seattle University where she’s majoring in Strategic Communications and working part-time as a DJ at the college radio station when she’s not holed up in the library focused on her studies.
Geran is also a student at Seattle University where he’s majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in Biology. Geran works as the Music Director for Seattle University campus radio station and spends his free time immersed in Seattle’s music scene – researching new bands and attending concerts.
The year-long City of Music internship program is divided into four experiences with each intern spending three months at four music focused businesses – KEXP, a Seattle-based non-profit radio station; Seattle Theatre Group (STG), a non-profit arts organization which operates historic theaters; Sub Pop Records, a record label that has been signing artists and selling records since 1988; and Rhapsody, an online music service.
The hope is that Bella and Geran will come away from the internship with a broadened perspective on Seattle’s music scene and the many organizations that maintain its importance as a staple of the city’s culture (and that they’ll have had a rockin’ fun time in the process!)
Congratulations Bella and Geran!