During the 2018-2019 season, we celebrated Maestro Eckart Preu’s farewell season as he concludes his 15-year tenure, while "auditioning" the five finalists, chosen from a pool of 188 after an extensive, four-month-long international search. They included three U.S.-based conductors and two who are currently based overseas. All of the candidates have the ability to lead the orchestra on a continuing path of excellence. Currently the Music Director Search Committee, comprised of six Board of Trustee members and six Spokane Symphony musicians, is in the process of selecting and hiring a new music director. We hope to be able to announce the search results sometime in July.