Our team

The Live Music Project was created out of a shared love for music, community, and accessible data. We are an all-volunteer team who love what we do, and we’d love your company! Join a team and get involved.

Board of Directors


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Shaya Lyon
Executive director

Product lead, UX designer, writer, artist and former news editor who loves organizing information. Passionate about collaborative creative processes, Shaya can often be found behind a camera, documenting orchestras in their natural habitat.

shayalyon.com

 

Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark
President

Kevin is Director of Platform at New Music USA, where he led the creation of an innovative grantmaking and advocacy platform. He also consults in the arts, philanthropy, and technology sectors, teaches arts entrepreneurship, occasionally lectures on economics, and founds music education programs. Kevin is also an active composer, and loves comedy, food, and archaeology.

kevinclarkcomposer.com

 

Sheila Oh

Sheila Oh
VP & secretary

Sheila directs the Computer Science Certificate Program at Seattle University. In her “spare” time, she can be found in the violin section of the Seattle Philharmonic, kicking up her heels with Sister Kate Dance Company, and supporting women in technology as a community leader of Anita Borg Institute.

linkedin.com/in/sheilaoh

 

Maggie Stapleton
Treasurer

Maggie is passionate about the access to and awareness of classical music, with a keen interest in new music. 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.

Maggie’s LinkedIn

 

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Kiesha Garrison
Member-at-large

Kiesha spends her days at Microsoft as a Senior Business Development Manager driving ad tech partnerships for MSN. An alumna of Spelman College with a B.A. in Economics, her professional background includes consumer marketing at Time, Inc. and business development for software startups in digital publishing and health care. Beyond her work negotiating deals, Kiesha is a mother, mentor, insatiable learner, and multi-passionate person hoping to model for those in her circle of influence the courage to live, work, and play as your authentic self.

linkedin.com/in/kngarrison

 

Andrew

Andrew Goldstein
Member-at-large

With a passion for introducing classical music to new audiences, Andrew Goldstein is the co-founding Executive Director of Emerald City Music in Seattle. He holds a BM in Music Management from The Hartt School and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University, and has worked with arts institutions around the globe. Andrew lives in Seattle with his wife, Eryn, and daughter, Hazel.

linkedin.com/in/goldsteina

 

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Tim Schmuckal
Member-at-large

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.

linkedin.com/in/tschmuckal

 

Community Outreach


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Qiang Qiang (prefers Hester)
Community leader

Hester received her BA in Music Performance (viola) and MA in Music, studying 20th Century American Music, from South China University of Technology. Now she is an MFA student in Arts Leadership at Seattle University. She has volunteered and interned at many nonprofit organizations, including the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, Artist Trust, and Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra.

Hester’s Linked In

 

Jon Icasas
Volunteer coordinator

Jon is a lead payloads stress analyst helping certify commercial airplane interiors. He can also be found buzzing around the Seattle skies as a private pilot or around the local music scene playing his viola in the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and the Serendipity String Quartet, among many other passions.

linkedin.com/in/jicasas

 

Technology


Nick Pozoulakis

Nick Pozoulakis
Programmer

Programmer by day, cellist by night, Nick likes building things and can’t get enough classical music. Nick joins the team as a web developer to make access to classical music even easier.

linkedin.com/in/nicholaspozoulakis

 

Dan Stiner
Programmer

 

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Carole Snyder
Programmer

.NET and C# programmer with a twinkle in her eye and a passion for music. Not to be deterred by a language barrier, Carole also took on PHP and WordPress for this project.

linkedin.com/in/carolersnyder

 

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Samuel Lyon
Programmer

Samuel is a builder of little programming projects, founder of InTouch, ex-architectural consultant and former resident of the PRC. He lives in Oakland, CA.

linkedin.com/in/samuellyon

 

Editorial


Gail Wein

Gail Wein
New York editor

With a voracious appetite for live music, Gail balances her career between work as a freelance journalist (NPR, Voice of America, Playbill, etc.) and publicist. As the president of Classical Music Communications, Gail and her team handle publicity for a roster of classical performers and composers, venues and recordings. Outside of the concert hall, Gail rides her bike by the Hudson River, travels near and far, and gazes upon her bassoon gathering dust in the back of the closet.

classicalmusiccommunications.com

 

Geoffrey Landman

Geoffrey Landman
New York associate editor

Geoffrey splits his time as a publicist for Classical Music Communications, and performer (Either/Or Ensemble, Argento Ensemble, NovusNY, New Thread Quartet, etc), teacher, and advocate of the saxophone and new music. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BM), University of Cincinnati (MM), Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel (post-grad), and is finishing his Doctoral degree at New England Conservatory as the first DMA candidate for saxophone performance in the school’s history. Outside of music, Geoffrey is passionate about road bike racing, fine espresso, and his two dogs.

geoffreylandman.com

 

MarjorieBunday

Marjorie Bunday
Seattle editor

Marjorie is a contralto who is passionate about building a cooperative community of classical musicians who are connected with each other and their audiences.

facebook.com/MarjorieBunday/

 

Kent Karnofski
Writer

Kent Karnofski has been a Seattleite most of his adult life. By day he is a research engineer at a local manufacturing firm, by night he is an extraordinary audiophile. In addition to his work with the Live Music Project, he is the curator and primary contributor at Community Noise.

CommunityNoise.blog

 

Creative


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Veronica De La Peña
Designer

In love with technology, art, history, music. The moving image, the narrative, individual persons’ stories, an instance and a nuance. Born in the heart of Mexico City, Veronica grew up with the influences of an old & modern city that is constantly reinventing itself.

theverito.com

 

Grants & Fundraising


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Danielle Buonaiuto
Grantwriter

Danielle is a Brooklyn-based Canadian musician and arts administrator. She keeps busy freelancing as a choral, chamber, and solo soprano in New York and beyond; she also currently serves as the Executive Director of Musica Viva NY. Danielle’s favorite musical projects are collaborations with composers, visual artists, and poets; her favorite non-musical projects include culinary experimentation and hikes with dogs.

daniellebuonaiuto.com

 

Mason Lynass
Grantwriting intern

Mason is a musician, music educator, and cold brew fiend. He spends his time teaching piano and drum lessons, playing drums in three bands, and practicing for grad school auditions.

mklmusic.com

 

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