October 2000 - musicalchairs is launched. Classical music jobs are listed according to instrument, and available 24/365. Musicians no longer have to seek out various periodicals, wading through pages of adverts. And managers can publish and amend advert details at any time, without worrying about deadlines or irreversible typos! Our key market - the best young musicians leaving Conservatoires and seeking employment - are fully conversant with the Internet, and already expect it to offer this information. The site takes off immediately and word spreads like wildfire among musicians. Its success brings rapid enquiries from managers worldwide
2001 - Musicalchairs introduces singing jobs and administration posts.
2002 - Musicalchairs launches a separate section for US, Canadian and Latin American orchestras.
2003 - Managers are given special site access, with a personal page to view and adjust their listings.
2004 - A survey by one British orchestra finds that over 75% of applicants for a Violin job applied via musicalchairs and only 12% via the Saturday Telegraph.
2005 - Significant investment in new servers and databanks leads to an increase in speed and reliability.
2006 - Huge increase in visitor numbers - now 6,000 a day. Fully recognised in conservatoires world-wide.
2007 - Communication with our clients is improved with manned phone lines and attendance at trade fairs. More staff are recruited.
2008 - In order to meet demand, teaching posts are added and immediately receive very high traffic. In addition, administration positions are given a separate section and divided into specialized categories.
2009 - The most widely read classical music jobs publication in the world, with over 10,000 visitors a day, continues to evolve. March sees the beginning of the development of a new site. Beta testing continues throughout the year.
2010 - The new site is launched in February. The new platform offers more powerful functionality for musicians and managers. News stories and RSS feeds are added and there's more to come. Now outperforming all rival websites and publications, October marks our 10th birthday!