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

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!

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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
  • 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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