Our Team

 

Administration


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


Shaya Lyon, product manager

Shaya Lyon founded LMP in 2014. She's a product manager and photographer who loves finding creative ways to surface information that would otherwise be difficult to discover or understand. Passionate about collaborative creative processes, Shaya can often be found behind a camera, documenting musicians, authors, and other humans in their natural habitat.

> shaya@livemusicproject.org

linkedin.com/in/shaya/

Software engineers: Michael Bocim, Amanda Southern, Hannah Hguyen, Niyati Trivedi, Igor Oganesian, Tamara Lazerka.

 

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.

vero-vdlp.com/

 

Board of Directors


Leanna Keith, president

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.

leannakeithflute.com

 

Rose Gear, vice president

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.

linkedin.com/in/rosegear/

 

Lainie Fefferman, vice president & treasurer

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.

lainiefefferman.com

 

Kevin Clark, secretary

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.

kevinclarkcomposer.com

 

Shaya Lyon, chief product officer

Shaya Lyon founded LMP in 2014. She's a product manager and photographer who loves finding creative ways to surface information that would otherwise be difficult to discover or understand. Passionate about collaborative creative processes, Shaya can often be found behind a camera, documenting performers in their natural habitat.

> shaya@livemusicproject.org

linkedin.com/in/shaya/

 

Rachel Ciprotti, member-at-large

Rachel worked in the arts, largely in classical music, for 15 years before transitioning to the field of nonprofit technology consulting with Craftsman Technology Group. She was inspired by LMP years prior to becoming an active volunteer when she moved to Seattle in 2017. She joined the board in 2020, and has since moved back to her hometown of Atlanta, GA.

 

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.

linkedin.com/in/hesterqiang/

 


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.