Our Team



Megan Ihnen, Executive director

Megan Ihnen is a mezzo-soprano on a mission to change the world through the commissioning, performance, and proliferation of new music. She performs with a number of ensembles across the country and is the creator and main content producer behind The Sybaritic Singer. The act of live performance is integral to Megan's worldview and fuels her desire to see Live Music Project grow.

> megan@livemusicproject.org

> meganihnen.com


Calendar Staff

Soren Hamm, Calendar editor

Soren Hamm is an award-winning classical saxophonist and teacher whose many performances include appearances on KING FM and Performance Today. He is a founding member of Onomatopoeia, a Seattle-based flute/saxophone/French horn trio, and has helped commission the first original repertoire for this combination of instruments. Soren is passionate about new music, chamber ensembles, and music outreach.

> soren@livemusicproject.org

> sites.google.com/view/sorenhamm/home


Calendar Squad Volunteers

Erika Harder, Jonathan Icasas, Jennifer Wu, Jessi Harvey, Annie Muscat, Jennifer Creadick.


Software Engineering Volunteers

Rob Gibson, Engineering Team Lead

Shaya Lyon, Product Manager

Shaya Lyon founded LMP in 2014. She's a product manager, writer, photographer, and casual pianist who loves organizing information. Passionate about collaborative creative processes, Shaya can often be found behind a camera, documenting performers in their natural habitat.

> shaya@livemusicproject.org


Erika Harder, UAT Tester  

Additional volunteer contributors: Kevin Zhou, Meryl Dominguez, Nick Pozoulakis (emeritus).


Creative Volunteers

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.



Board of Directors

Kevin Clark, President

Kevin Clark is a Product Management Delivery Lead at VMware Tanzu Labs. His background in arts, philanthropy, and technology has taken him to New Music USA as Director of Platform, as well as to the MAP Fund, Creative Capital, The New Music Gathering, and NEW INC.


Shaya Lyon, Vice President & Secretary

Shaya Lyon founded LMP in 2014. She's a product manager, writer, photographer, and casual pianist who loves organizing information. Passionate about collaborative creative processes, Shaya can often be found behind a camera, documenting performers in their natural habitat.

> shaya@livemusicproject.org


Rachel Ciprotti, Treasurer

Rachel is an Atlanta native who has worked in the arts, largely in classical music, since 2006. She was inspired by LMP to create a chamber music calendar in Atlanta before moving to Seattle in 2017 where she became an active volunteer prior to joining the Board in 2020.  

Lainie Fefferman, Member-at-large

Lainie Fefferman makes music by putting dots on lines, drawing curves in software, writing code in boxes, and finding new ways to wiggle her vocal cords. Fefferman is a co-director of Exapno, a New Music Community Center in Downtown Brooklyn, a co-organizer of the New Music Gathering, a national new music event, and teaches in the Music & Technology Department of Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.


Rose Gear, Member-at-large

Rose Gear is a bassist and arts leader based in Seattle, WA. A graduate of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at University of Wisconsin - Madison, Rose most recently served as executive director of Cascade Symphony Orchestra, and has also enjoyed roles with Seattle Symphony, Madison Symphony and Wisconsin Union Theater. Rose believes strongly in the power of the arts to inspire empathy, critical thought, and tolerance in an increasingly divided and contentious world.


Leanna Keith, Member-at-large

A freelance flutist, artist, improviser, and composer in the Seattle area, Leanna Keith (she/they) delights in creating sound experiences that make audiences laugh, cry, and say: “I didn’t know the flute could do that!” Her performance artworks have focused on cultural connection and the breaking of audience/performer boundaries. She is dedicated to playing music by composers who are still living, and advocates for the usage of music as social activism. Leanna is the professor of flute at Cornish College of the Arts.


Hester Qiang, Member-at-large

Graduated MFA in Arts Leadership at Seattle University, Hester is an international arts administrator with experience from both business and arts in the U.S. and China. After 7+ years of working with arts organizations, her skills focus on building creative and branding strategies, communications, and digital marketing consulting. Currently, Hester lives in Los Angeles and is active as a Graphic Designer + Photographer. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in Global Leadership and Change at Pepperdine University. Her research interests include organizational behaviors, arts and culture integrations in business, arts management, and digital marketing.


The Live Music Project was created out of a shared love for music, community, and accessible data. We LOVE our volunteers and we would be grateful to have you with us! Join a team to get involved.