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The Times of Israel: Live Music Project strikes the right note for classical music lovers in Seattle

Oct 16, 2019 - Shaya Lyon wanted to hear a performance of a Brahms concerto. When she couldn’t find one, she built a community calendar to share classical concerts across Puget Sound region.

Chamber Music Magazine: More Than the Sum of Its Parts

Aug 22, 2019 - In this special installment of Tech Chamber, we turn the tables to spotlight the work of Chamber Music columnist Shaya Lyon, who’s built an innovative new fundraising tool for ensembles and organizations called Dots.

The Seattle Times: Think opera is just for hoity-toity rich people? Not so! Here’s a beginner’s guide to this grand art form.

Apr 29, 2019 - The Live Music Project website, which tracks many kinds of music, lists upcoming opera performances on its calendar. You can find everything from early opera at Pacific MusicWorks to cutting-edge modern opera at universities.

The Seattle Times: Seattle Symphony is up for 3 Grammys. Here’s a beginners guide to enjoying the Symphony.

Feb 6, 2019 - The wealth of offerings is obvious on classical-music websites such as Live Music Project. As its calendar makes clear, rarely does a day go by in the Puget Sound area without some kind of live classical music, much of it inexpensive or even free. Performances run the gamut from early to modern and from traditional to cutting edge.

Medium: Help Me Obliterate Barriers to Classical Music

Dec 31, 2018 - I’m proud of what LMP has become. With the help of hundreds of contributors — volunteers, community partners, donors, board members, friends, artists, arts administrators, coffee makers, idea-bouncer-offers — LMP has listed 8,000 concerts, distributed $60,000 in free concert tickets to local communities, and launched a fundraising tool to the public. We’re hiring our first staff. We’re hard at work building a national-scale calendar. We’re learning from the last 5 years and thinking about the next 20.

Encore Stages: Shaya Lyon and the Live Music Project

Oct 6, 2017 - We sent Encore Stages contributing writer Jonathan Shipley to meet Shaya Lyon, founder and executive director of the Live Music Project.



Washington State CFD Podcasts for Good: Music #331

Sept 3, 2019 - Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” We couldn't agree more! Heather met with Shaya Lyon, Founder and Director of Live Music Project to talk about classical music performances available in the Puget Sound Area.

ThisChoirNerd/Markdavin Obenza: 07 Shaya Lyon Doing good things for the Seattle music scene

June 16, 2017 - A conversation with Shaya Lyon, brainchild of Live Music Project, a Seattle-based organization that connects the general public with live concerts in Seattle. After a brief update on what I've been up to, we talk about how LMP connects strangers to music, collaborating in the digital space, how unpaid work affects quality, tips on advertising a concert, and audience building.



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