Hiring Manager’s Name
111 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Dear (Manager’s Name),
It was a pleasure meeting with both you and John Smith this past Thursday regarding the Principal Bassoonist position. After our conversation, I have a better understanding of the job requirements and what I would need to do in order to succeed in the Principal Bassoonist role. I am very excited about the prospect of joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic. To me, this organization has no shortage of personal and professional opportunities to offer, such as touring across the United States and mentoring young musicians in the Los Angeles area.
Before coming to Los Angeles, I studied music, performing extensively during my four years at Washington State University. During this time, I was awarded the School of Music Scholarship, and my university Woodwind Ensemble received first place in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
In addition to the groups I performed with at my university, I have also contributed to professional orchestras in Washington, such as the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Olympia Symphony. Furthermore, I have taken on various roles as a freelance bassoonist for recordings. Through working as Sub, Regular, and First Chair, I have honed my bassoon skills and gained competence in working alongside my fellow musicians to produce excellent music.
I am seeking new challenges as a leader of the bassoon section and the chance to travel to new locations around the country, which is why I first became interested in the Principal Bassoonist position.
I have also included three references with my resume, as requested. Please do not hesitate to contact them; I am also more than happy to provide additional references if necessary.
I am aware that you are working under time constraints and looking to fill the vacancy by the beginning of next month. If selected for the Principal Bassoonist part, I am available to start immediately. If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact me by phone at (000) 000-000 or email any time.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.