All posts by Shaya Lyon

Conciertos de música clásica gratuitos: Septiembre 2017 (Seattle & Puget Sound)

Conciertos de música clásica gratuitos: Septiembre 2017 (Seattle & Puget Sound).
Conciertos de música clásica gratuitos: Septiembre 2017 (Seattle & Puget Sound).

 

Racer Sessions
Una serie de composiciones e improvisaciones organizadas colectivamente para música nueva y experimental.
Domingo, 9/3, 8pm | Café Racer, Seattle

Coro Compline (Coro de Completas): La oficina de Compline/Completas
Todos los Domingos por la tarde en el nave de la catedral, el Coro Compline, un coro de hombres, dirige este servicio coral formal que es una tradición de Seattle.
Domingo 9/3, 9:30 pm | Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Coro de Vicarios de la Iglesia de Cristo en Seattle: Completas en la Iglesia de Cristo
Música sagrada coral presentando canto gregoriano, canto anglicano e himnos de diversos periodos a través de los siglos. Es un ambiente ideal para meditación y contemplación entre el bullicio de esta bella ciudad.
Miércoles 9/6, 9:30pm | Christ Episcopal Church, Seattle

Taller de Arte Interactivo Hibrido “The Fourth Wall Ensemble”
Un taller interactivo de artes mixtas conducida por “Fourth Wall Ensamble”.
Jueves 9/7, 3:40pm | Lagerquist Concert Hall en Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland

“Breath of Aire”: Concierto de Beneficencia “Desde Casa”
Concierto de beneficencia: “Desde casa”, se apoyará a la construcción de viviendas para familias necesitadas en países en desarrollo.
Domingo, 9/10, 6pm | Iglesia Cuadrangular de la Esperanza, Snohomish/Hope Foursquare Church

Racer Sessions: Adam Briggs
Una serie de composiciones e improvisaciones organizadas colectivamente para música nueva y experimental.
Domingo, 9/10, 8pm | Café Racer, Seattle

Coro Compline (Coro de Completas): La oficina de Compline/Completas
Todos los Domingos por la tarde en el nave de la catedral, el Coro Compline, un coro de hombres, dirige este servicio coral formal que es una tradición de Seattle.
Domingo, 9/10, 9:30pm | Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Series de Conciertos de Verano Cornish@Amazon: James Falzone’s Musique Actuelle
James Falzone (el clarinete e instrumentos de viento madera), Ruth Dornfeld (violín), y Dave Bartley (guitarra).
Jueves, 9/14, 12pm | Van Vorst Plaza at Amazon, Seattle

Aronoff, Música de Cámara
Obras de Schumann, Brahms, Bridge, y más.
Sábado, 9/16, 7:30pm | Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church, Des Moines

Recital de Piano, Byron Schenkman
Sonata en Fa mayor de Mozart, Nocturna Si bemol de Szymanowska, Three Pieces (Tres piezas) de Schubert.
Domingo, 9/17, 6:15pm | Epiphany Parish of Seattle, Seattle

Racer Sessions: TVTV
Una serie de composiciones e improvisaciones organizadas colectivamente para música nueva y experimental.
Domingo, 9/17, 8pm | Cafe Racer, Seattle

Coro Compline (Coro de Completas): La oficina de Compline/Completas
Todos los Domingos por la tarde en el nave de la catedral, el Coro Compline , un coro de hombres, dirige este servicio coral formal que es una tradición de Seattle.
Domingo, 9/17, 9:30pm | Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Coro de Vicarios de la Iglesia de Cristo en Seattle: Completas en la Iglesia de Cristo
Música sagrada coral presentando canto gregoriano, canto anglicano e himnos de diversos periodos a través de los siglos. Es un ambiente ideal para meditación y contemplación entre el bullicio de esta bella ciudad.
Miércoles, 9/20, 9:30pm | Christ Episcopal Church, Seattle

Sesión del lectura de la Alianza de Compositores de Seattle Seattle
Esas sesiones están abiertas para la pública y todos los edades. Una oportunidad para compositores de trabajar con artistas y recibir opinión del público.
Domingo, 9/24, 1pm | Seattle Pacific University, Crawford Music Edificio 211, Seattle

Breath of Aire: Proyecto Jesus Film Harvest Partners Concierto a Beneficio
Breath of Aire presenta un concierto a beneficio para el proyecto Jesus Film Harvest Partners.
Domingo, 9/24, 6pm | Generations Community Church, Marysville

Racer Sessions
Una serie de composiciones e improvisaciones organizadas colectivamente para música nueva y experimental.
Domingo, 9/24, 8pm | Café Racer, Seattle

Coro Compline (Coro de Completas): La oficina de Compline/Completas
Todos los Domingos por la tarde en el nave de la catedral, el Coro Compline, un coro de hombres, dirige este servicio coral formal que es una tradición de Seattle.
Domingo, 9/24, 9:30pm | Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Bonnie Whiting con Jennifer Torrence: Música nueva para cantantes y percusionistas (clase maestra)
Una noche de estrenos mundiales incluyendo obras para platillos, retroalimentación resonante y el canto de Paula Matthusen. Música para juguetes electrónicos y “deconstructed language” de Bethany Younge.
Miercoles, 9/27, 11:30am | Meany Studio Theater, Seattle

Community announcements: September 2017

Welcome to our monthly digest of Seattle-area music admin job openings, auditions, calls for scores, competitions, grant deadlines, new programs, performer-composer happy hours, and more.

Submissions

Send us your news! We invite you to submit announcements for inclusion in this list by the 25th of each month.

Announcements

  • Skagit Symphony is hiring a new music director.
  • Bremerton Symphony Association announces September auditions for all ensembles.
  • St. James Cathedral, Seattle, has a position beginning in September for a bass-baritone to join the Cathedral Cantorei, the professional ensemble that supports the volunteer Cathedral Choir.
  • The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra has openings for the concertmaster, principal percussion, and string positions.
  • KING FM is hiring a major gifts officer and account executive.
  • Town Hall Seattle is seeking a part-time digital media assistant to film and livestream programs and to assist in updating web-based media content.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger – submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performancesubmit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend email listings is Wednesdays @ 5pm

To receive community announcements by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

A Nationwide Classical Calendar

We have news!

The Live Music Project will be launching a nationwide classical calendar in Fall 2017.

Concerts, masterclasses, recitals, barn shows, instrument petting zoos, open rehearsals; professional and learning orchestras, choral groups, students, music festivals… you’ll find these all living together on one calendar.

Events will be filterable by composer, work, key instrument, genre, and more, so you can dive deep into the music you love (or the music you’re curious about…)

The national platform expands on our Seattle calendar, which is a hub for more than 1,000 orchestras, ensembles, and independent musicians, building visibility for local arts organizations while connecting new and returning listeners with live musical experiences.

We’ll be posting updates over the next few months as we get closer to launch. The best way to get those is to sign up for our mailing list.

This is a huge effort, and many hands truly make light work. If you want to get your hands dirty and be part of this incredible project, there are many ways to do it, which I write about here.

In the meantime, big hugs to our Seattle community and to all who have contributed thus far, helping us turning vision into reality. Here’s to our next big milestone!

With warmth and appreciation,
Shaya Lyon
Executive director

LMP

Community update: July 2017

Cellist Lavena Johanson and composer Judah Adashi. (Photo: Britt Olsen-Ecker)
Cellist Lavena Johanson and composer Judah Adashi. (Photo: Britt Olsen-Ecker)

In this edition: Bringing Baltimore to Seattle, a barbershop invitation, & gratitude – plus job openings, Seattle media & grant deadlines, and more.

LMP news

Coming in August: ‘Total Eclipse of My Heart… Comes Undone’
As the eclipsed sun sets, join us on August 21 at Naked City Brewery for an evening with composer Judah Adashi and cellist Lavena Johanson. Married last year in Seattle (Lavena’s hometown) and living in Baltimore (Judah’s hometown), these two musicians are passionate about creating inviting concert experiences, exploring the continuum between classical music and other genres, and engaging the world beyond music in their work. The mesmerizing centerpiece of their concert will be a piece that Judah wrote for Lavena in 2014, my heart comes undone. Doors open at 6:30, food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Proceeds benefit the Live Music Project. Tickets $15, or $25 with a surprise. See you there!

Thank yous and yous and yous!
A huge thank you to our volunteers, who have spent hours upon hours this month building our new website, maintaining the concert listings, and writing previews: Nick, Dan, Jon, Kent, Marjorie, Jennie, and Anton. And to our recent donors: Heather Bentley, Karin Brookes, Anna Edwards, Jessica Fredican, James Holt, Mike Holzinger, Jon Icasas, Jonathan Lyon, Jane Turbiner, and Hannah Turbiner Lyon, Bill Manos, Sheila Oh, John Reale, Maggie Stapleton, Mitsuo Tomita, and Josh Yotty, as well as Boeing and Microsoft corporate matching. We couldn’t do it without you!

Community announcements

  • MV Music is looking for community members to participate in a site-specific commission for the Olympic Sculpture Park. Email mvoytovich@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus will be holding a Guest Night rehearsal at the Queen Anne Baptist Church for those interested in learning about barbershop-style singing. (July 18)
  • Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute is still accepting applications. Day observers are welcome and should email orchestra@whidbey.com for further information.
  • KING FM is hiring an assistant program director, webmaster, and more.
  • The Seattle Symphony is hiring teaching artists to work in all areas of their Education and Community Engagement programs.
  • The Seattle Philharmonic is looking for arts-loving community members interested in joining their board of trustees.
  • Sammamish Symphony Orchestra is auditioning for trumpet players and section players in all string sections.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performance, submit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date (online); deadline for weekend email listings is Wednesdays @ 5pm

To receive this LMP monthly community update by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

Past issues are located in the archive.

Community update: June 2017

A pulsar, projected during a live performance of Grisey's 'Le Noir de l’Etoile' at New Music Gathering in Ohio. (Photo: LMP)
A pulsar, projected during a live performance of Grisey’s ‘Le Noir de l’Etoile’ at New Music Gathering in Ohio. (Photo: LMP)

In this edition: LMP goes to Ohio, seeking storytellers, community announcements, job openings, local media & grant deadlines, and more.

LMP news

We talked tech in the flatlands of Ohio
In May, we set off for Bowling Green State University to meet with composers and performers at the 3rd annual New Music Gathering. We enjoyed a dozen workshops, demonstrations, and concerts (including a performance in the dark mimicking the radio sound emitted from pulsars – photo above). We also got to participate in a panel with representatives from CASH Music and New Music USA to discuss the ins and outs of building software that supports artists. We had a great time, the audience asked thoughtful questions, and Tom Steenland, founder of the Starkland record label, called it “The most interesting panel I attended… 3 sharp panelists, with an exceptionally broad overview of today’s new music scene.” We’re already looking forward to NMG2018!

We’re looking for storytellers
Do you love storytelling? We’re on the lookout for a grantwriting intern who will work closely with our executive director, Shaya, and board chair, Kevin, to keep our grant application cycle flowing as we grow our local programs and prepare to serve other cities in the fall. Kevin led the development of the innovative digital grantmaking and advocacy platform for New Music USA, and this internship will provide the hands-on experience in institutional fundraising including that non-profit organizations love to see in potential hires. Prior grantwriting experience is nice to have but not required. More important: writing skills! Grantwriting is about telling a story. Interested? Learn more about the internship here, or pass this on to an eloquent friend.

You gave big! 
We had our first-ever Give Big campaign last month, and you made us feel all warm and fuzzy with your generosity. A huge thank you to our May donors and Give Big givers: Heather Bentley, Rachel Bittner, Galen Broderick, Karin Brookes, Jennifer Chung, Jessica Fredican, Rose Gear, James Holt, Erin Jorgensen, Mike Holzinger, Jon Icasas, Wesley Kim, Nyaradzo Kundidzora, Karissa Lew, Laura Loge, Jonathan Lyon, Jane Turbiner, and Hannah Turbiner Lyon, Bill Manos, Anouk Moulliet, Sheila Oh, Lesley Petty, John Reale, Katie Skovholt, Melanie Voytovich, Virginia Wright, and three anonymous supporters, as well as Boeing, Microsoft, Nerdwallet, and Nordstrom. And to our volunteers (Andrea, Dan, Emily, Jon, Kent, Lily, Marjorie, Nick, and Veronica) and departing interns (Hailey, Jeff, and Maddie): you rock our world!

(Hey, do you love getting our classical listings? Consider supporting our work with a $10 monthly donation, or by volunteering with the Calendar Squad.)

Kevin Clark, Shaya Lyon, and Ed Harsh at New Music Gathering in Ohio. (Photo: Tom Steenland)
Kevin Clark, Shaya Lyon, and Ed Harsh at New Music Gathering in Ohio. (Photo: Tom Steenland)

Community announcements

  • The Seattle Philharmonic is looking for arts-loving community members interested in joining their board of trustees!
  • St. James Cathedral, Seattle, has immediate openings for tenor and bass-baritone singers to join the Cathedral Cantorei, the professional ensemble that supports the volunteer Cathedral Choir.
  • Chamber Music Madness presents Tuned In! Student Chamber Music Festival, providing violin, viola, cello and piano students ages 13-24 professional chamber music coaching by the Skyros Quartet, Seattle’s only full-time professional string quartet (July 10-15, 2017).
  • Northwest Girlchoir is holding auditions throughout the spring.
  • The Seattle Symphonic Band is looking for additional musicians to join the group.
  • Sammamish Symphony Orchestra is auditioning for trumpet players and section players in all string sections.
  • KING FM is hiring a program director, membership coordinator, webmaster, and more.
  • KEXP is hiring a traffic assistant and help desk technician.
  • Last chance to tour Town Hall before they break ground on renovations. Final 1-hour behind-the-scenes tours are June 1522, & 30.

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performance, submit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date (online); deadline for weekend email listings is Wednesdays @ 5pm

To receive this LMP monthly community update by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

~ Newsletter archive ~

Community update: May 2017

Aaron Grad rocks out on his electric theorbo at the LMP’s 3rd birthday celebration last month.

In this edition: Board update, seeking developers, birthday bliss, local media & grant deadlines, and more!

LMP news

We turned 3 :)
What a phenomenal evening! An astronaut, an electric theorbist, and 60 wonderful guests walked into a bar, and it was magical. We raised cupcakes in a toast, raised funds for the coming year, celebrated local ensembles, and got to hang out with our community. If you’re as sad as we are about waiting a year for the next party, you can relive this one [VIDEO] or join us mid-year for a Calendar Squad shindig.

We’re looking for JavaScript and Python volunteers!
Are you well-versed in JavaScript and Python? We’re looking for volunteers to work with our Web Development team as we prepare to serve other cities in the Fall. Join us this summer as we rebuild our site to make event data easier to discover and explore! If this sounds like fun to you, learn more here or contact us at dev@livemusicproject.org.

We’re growing our board
We’re welcoming two new members to our board and saying farewell to another. Our treasurer, Nadine Stock, has moved on to pursue her growing business. Nadine brought a unique combination of energy, calm wisdom, direct communication, and open-mindedness to our team. We’ll miss you, Nadine!

Meanwhile, Maggie Stapleton joins us as our new treasurer. For several years, Maggie helped launch and cultivate Second Inversion, a 24/7 streaming project from KING FM dedicated to contemporary classical music. She maintains an active role in the orchestral community as a flutist with Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Rock Orchestra. Outside of music, Maggie enjoys middle distance cycling, hiking, rock climbing, cooking, and traveling.

Also joining us is Tim Schmuckal. A teacher, attorney, and strategist, Tim is focusing the second half of his life on helping people and organizations thrive. Currently, this includes his kids, a few non-profits, and a couple friends launching new businesses.

We’re thrilled to be working with Maggie and Tim! (You can also read about our entire team here.)

We felt supported! 
A huge thank you to our donors this month: Heather Bentley, Galen Broderick, Karin Brookes, Christina DePaolo, Jessica Fredican, Ossa Haddas, James Holt, Brendan Howe, Mike Holzinger, Jon Icasas, Nyaradzo Kundidzora, Bryan Lineberry, Jonathan Lyon, Jane Turbiner, and Hannah Turbiner Lyon, Bill Manos, Carol Martin, Sheila Oh, John Reale, Tim Schmuckal, Heather Smith, Jen Steshenko, Daniel Stiner, Paul Taub, Donna Thomas, and an anonymous friend. And to our volunteers and interns: Andrea, Dan, Emily, Hailey, Jeff, Jennifer, Jon, Kent, Lily, Maddie, Marjorie, Nick, Phil, and Veronica. You rock!

(Hey, do you love getting our classical listings? Consider supporting our work with a $10 monthly donation.)

Community announcements

  • Ladies Musical Club of Seattle is conducting new member auditions (May 20)
  • The Seattle Symphonic Band is looking for additional musicians to join the group.
  • Sammamish Symphony Orchestra is auditioning for trumpet and section players in all string sections.
  • KING FM is hiring a program director, webmaster, and more
  • Velocity Dance Center is hiring a technical director
  • KEXP is hiring a traffic assistant
  • On the Boards is hiring a bookkeeper
  • The Seattle Symphony announces its Celebrate Asia Composition Competition seeking to recognize emerging composers interested in Asian culture, music, and traditions; the winning composition will be premiered by the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall.
  • As Town Hall prepares for the upcoming renovation of its historic space, they invite you to a behind-the-scenes tour of the building as it stands today, and how it has been envisioned for the future (May 11 & 24).

Notable deadlines

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performance, submit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date (online); deadline for weekend email listings is Wednesdays @ 5pm

To receive this LMP monthly community update by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

We invite you to submit announcements/deadlines for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month. You can do that here.

~ Newsletter archive ~

The Astronaut, the Electric Theorbo, and the Plan that Wasn’t

When I arrived in Seattle in 2013, the Live Music Project was just a little nugget of an idea. On March 31, the LMP turned 3! I want to pinch it on the cheeks and say annoyingly, “I knew you when you were this big!”

On Tuesday, April 11, we’re throwing a party for the LMP so we can all pinch its cheeks. There will be cupcakes, door prizes, musician/composer Aaron Grad, his electric theorbo (it’s like a large lute mixed with an electric guitar)… and an ASTRONAUT named Heide.

Heide will tell stories about mishaps in space.

Aaron will improvise based on a flight of beer.

The program begins at 6:30pm at Naked City Brewery in Greenwood. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door (very limited availability).

Can’t make it but would still love to support us? DONATE HERE and watch the livestream!

Happy birthday, little LMP!

~ Shaya

Community update: April 2017

LMP software engineering interns Jeff, Maddie, and Hailey.

In this edition: Lost in space, artist interviews, software engineering, local media & grant deadlines, and more!

LMP news

We’re hosting an astronaut! And an electric theorbist! (And you’re invited!)
April 11 is your chance to meet an astronaut and find out what happened when she lost an important item during a spacewalk. Also, if you’ve never heard an electric theorbo, well… NOW YOU CAN! Join us at Naked City Brewery as we raise our cupcakes in a toast to improvisation. Tickets are $15 online, or $20 at the door. Seating is limited. Get tickets here.

We launched a tech internship
March showers bring April interns! (Or so it seems…) We’ve launched a software engineering internship and are excited to welcome SU students Madeline Wong, Hailey Nam, and Jeff Atwood to our team. In their own words:

» A technology enthusiast, gamer, exercise lover, and HUGE foodie, Maddie is a first-year MSCS student at Seattle University. She is fairly adventurous and always on the lookout for new and interesting discoveries (especially when they are related to food).

» A hard worker and a self-motivated learner, Hailey is a master’s student studying computer science at Seattle University. She believes one of the best ways to relax is by listening to any type of music, including classical music, movie soundtracks, and K-pop!

» Passionate about exploring, cooking, gaming, and helping others, Jeff is always up for a challenge! Currently a sophomore at Seattle University, he aspires to help those around him with his work and make an impact in his community. Although he enjoys genres of music from classical to rap, odds are that he is listening to techno/electronic while working on this project!

We welcomed a volunteer coordinator!
The LMP is a small organization that relies on volunteers and interns to have a BIG impact. As we grow, we are thrilled and inspired by the dozens of volunteers who have given their time and skills to help us provide free services to our community. Enter Jon Icasas, LMP’s new volunteer coordinator and a long-time volunteer and supporter. Among other things, Jon is an engineer and a hobbyist musician who plays viola with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. If you’ve signed up to volunteer, you’ll be hearing from him very soon. Welcome, Jon!

We shared stories from Jennifer Ellis and Stuart Dempster Endlessly fascinated with how artists do their craft, we love getting their stories out. This month, guest writer Kent Karnofski talked to harpist Jennifer Ellis about the impetus to take things apart and put them back together, and we also interviewed composer/trombonist Stuart Dempster about smores, ticking timers, and the art of listening.

We felt your love!
A big squishy bear hug to our donors this month: Heather Bentley, Jessica Fredican, James Holt, Mike Holzinger, Jon Icasas, Jonathan Lyon, Jane Turbiner, and Hannah Turbiner Lyon, Bill Manos, Carol Martin, Sheila Oh, Jamee Pineda, and John Reale. And to our volunteers and interns: Hailey, Jeff, Jon, Kent, Lily, Maddie, and Nick. You make this all possible!

(Hey, do you love the LMP? Join us as a volunteer or consider supporting our work with a $5 monthly donation!)

Community announcements

  • Tacoma Opera is holding auditions for principal roles (April 28-30).
  • Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of Adam Stern, announces auditions for all strings.
  • KING FM is hiring an administrative assistant.
  • Town Hall is hiring a marketing manager.
  • KEXP is hiring a digital director and digital content manager.
  • As Town Hall prepares for the upcoming renovation of its historic space, they invite you to a behind-the-scenes tour of the building as it stands today, and how it has been envisioned for the future (April 12 & 26).

Notable deadlines

  • April 24 – ArtsWA Project Support application deadline (level B – $200K to $1M annual budget)
  • April 30 – 2017 Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute application deadline; PNCI provides a unique opportunity to study with the internationally-acclaimed conductor and educator, Diane Wittry, author of Beyond the Baton and recent workshop leader at the New York Conducting Institute (Whidbey Island, July 31-August 5)
  • May 22 – ArtsWA Project Support application deadline (level C – over $1M annual budget)
  • Rolling – 4Culture Open Arts Grant; apply at least 6 weeks prior to event date
  • Rolling – Seattle Office of Arts & Culture smART ventures grant application deadline
  • Rolling – Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute facility grant; apply at least two months prior to event date
  • Rolling – Spontaneous Free Tickets; contribute tickets up to 1 week prior to performance date

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performance, submit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date (online); deadline for weekend email listings is Wednesdays @ 5pm

To receive this LMP monthly community update by email, subscribe to our newsletter.

Submit announcements for inclusion in this newsletter by the 25th of each month.

Community update: March 2017

Late-night design sessions bring out the best in us! (Photo: LMP)

In this edition: An astronaut, a new website, local media & grant deadlines, and more!

LMP news

We’re turning 3 (and an astronaut is coming to the party)
In a truly spectacular display of inter-disciplinary thematic linking, we invite you to our 3rd birthday party: “The Astronaut, the Electric Theorbo, and the Plan that Wasn’t.” What happens when things don’t go according to plan in space? We’ll find out from former NASA astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper! What happens when you decide to merge an oversized lute with an electric guitar… and beer? That, too, will become clear (we think) when Aaron Grad hits the stage. Join us on April 11 at Naked City Brewery as we raise our cupcakes in a toast to improvisation! Tickets are $15 online, or $20 at the door. Get your ticket here.

We’re building a new website!
Speaking of turning 3… in our wise old age, we’ve learned a few things about maintaining concert listings. We’ve also invited concertgoers into our (makeshift) studio to observe them accomplishing tasks on the LMP. (One example: “Friends are coming to town next weekend. Find a concert to take them to. They’re flexible, but prefer Saturday if possible.” Or, “As you’re looking at this event, you realize the date is incorrect. What do you do?“)

Working with programming lead Nick Pozoulakis and designer Veronica De La Peña, we’re building on the best of the LMP and incorporating our learnings into a new website that will launch in the coming year. We’ll be focusing on comprehensiveness and accuracy; the event submission process; search; site speed; and more. We’ll keep you posted along the way!

We welcomed a volunteer coordinator!
The LMP is a small organization that relies on volunteers and interns to have a BIG impact. As we grow, we are thrilled and inspired by the dozens of volunteers who have given their time and skills to help us provide free services to our community. Enter Jon Icasas, LMP’s new volunteer coordinator and a long-time volunteer and supporter. Among other things, Jon is an engineer and a hobbyist musician who plays viola with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. If you’ve signed up to volunteer, you’ll be hearing from him very soon. Welcome, Jon!

We felt your love!  
A big squishy bear hug to our donors this month: Heather Bentley, Jessica Fredican, Andrew Goldstein, James Holt, Mike Holzinger, Jonathan Lyon, Jane Turbiner, and Hannah Turbiner Lyon, Bill Manos, Sheila Oh, Jamee Pineda, and John Reale. And to our volunteers and interns: Andrea, Emily, Jon, Kent, Lily, and Nick. You make this all possible! (Hey, do you love the LMP? Join us as a volunteer or consider supporting our work with a $5 monthly donation!)

Community announcements

  • Tacoma Opera is holding auditions for principal roles (April 28-30).
  • Seattle Chamber Music Society is hiring a Director of Development with a focus on Individual Giving – a one-person department responsible for designing strategic fundraising initiatives and plans as well as for implementing donation processes and maintaining donor records.
  • Cornish College of the Arts seeks a director of marketing and and administrative assistant for the dance department.
  • KING FM is hiring a part-time music assistant.
  • Town Hall is hiring a full-time social media coordinator.
  • KEXP is hiring a lead audio engineer and donor services manager.
  • Resonance at SOMA Towers, an Eastside venue perfect for intimate music performance paired with wine and beer, is seeking nonprofit performing arts organizations and/or independent unincorporated musicians and ensembles interested in partnering during our 2017-18 season.
  • As Town Hall prepares for the upcoming renovation of its historic space, they invite you to a behind-the-scenes tour of the building as it stands today, and how it has been envisioned for the future (March 14 & 22).

Notable deadlines

  • March 6 – Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Youth Arts grant application deadline
  • March 27 – ArtsWA Project Support application deadline (level A – under $200K annual budget)
  • April 24 – ArtsWA Project Support application deadline (level B – $200K to $1M annual budget)
  • May 22 – ArtsWA Project Support application deadline (level C – over $1M annual budget)
  • Rolling – 4Culture Open Arts Grant; apply at least 6 weeks prior to event date
  • Rolling – Seattle Office of Arts & Culture smART ventures grant application deadline
  • Rolling – Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute facility grant; apply at least two months prior to event date
  • Rolling – Spontaneous Free Tickets; contribute tickets up to 1 week prior to performance date

Media calendar deadlines

  • Seattle Magazine – submit events 3 months ahead for the print calendar
  • City Arts – submit 6 weeks ahead for the online/print calendar (and/or send releases to editorial@cityartsmagazine.com)
  • Seattle Times – submit 14 days ahead for consideration in the curated classical listings (online & print)
  • The Stranger submit any time to the online “Things to Do” calendar; for the quarterly Seattle Art & Performance, submit at least 5 weeks before the start of the quarter in which the event will take place
  • Seattle Met – submit 2-4 weeks ahead of event for the online calendar
  • Live Music Project – submit 1 week prior to performance date (online); deadline for weekend email listings is Wednesdays @ 5pm

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