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
  • 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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