5 Ways You Can Help Launch a Nationwide Calendar for Classical and Contemporary Music


All right, friends and not-yet-friends. This is a call for help. The Live Music Project is taking a HUGE step forward this fall (nationwide concert calendar!), and to make that happen, I need help. Here’s what it’ll take:

1. EVENT-A-THONS

Have a handful of friends over for an afternoon and help submit events for ensembles who don’t have the resources to do it themselves. I’ll provide the list. I might provide bagels & coffee. It’s satisfying, it’s relaxing, it’s fun, and it’s immediately valuable to the community. You can do this anywhere in the world. Requirements: Computer with internet access. Fingers to type with. Maybe a smile. Details here.

An event-a-thon in Seattle. I can’t say for sure why we we were all cracking up, but I think it had something to do with Bohemian Rhapsody.

2. EVANGELISTS

Will your community benefit from having a comprehensive, egalitarian community calendar for classical and contemporary music? Yes? Good. Tell your friends it’s coming. Invite them to sign up for our mailing list so we can tell them when the calendar is ready. Share this post. Requirements: Enthusiasm. And this link to our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/XpRIf. Heck, you can subscribe, too!

What it feels like when you tell someone there’s a calendar of classical music… and it’s just in Seattle… but it‘s launching nationally.

3. CODE

Python. Django. Github. Angular. Mandrill. Do you write code and love music? This project is a two-fer. Requirements: 5 hrs/week and one or more of the above languages/services, or the ability to learn them really quick. Details here.

Software dev interns Jeff, Maddie, and Hailey being awesome. Not a candid photo, but then again you knew that.

4. FINANCIAL SUPPORT & SPONSORSHIPS

I am on a mission to connect people with live classical and contemporary music in a way that strengthens community, celebrates listener preferences, and makes the most of local arts resources. This is a powerful mission. Know what can’t happen without money? This mission. If you support it, please make a donation here: donate.livemusicproject.org. If your company would like to sponsor the Live Music Project, please email me at shaya@livemusicproject.org. LMP is a registered 501(c)(3), and donations are tax deductible.

When living composers arrange works by dead composers in modern styles, and then the ensemble jams, on Halloween – we call that FUNdraising. (Dead Music Project, 2016)

5. WRITE ME AN EMAIL

Email me at shaya@livemusicproject.org or check out these volunteer opportunities if you’d like to take part in some way. If you have something to offer that isn’t listed above (bagels, Mailchimp credits, frequent flyer miles, accounting services, Heroku hosting, fundraising, media partnerships, volunteer recruiting, bake sale, shadow puppet entertainment) — please let me know. I’ve been known to get creative. Very creative.

xoxo

Shaya

Nick and Sheila say: You’re awesome. Let’s make this happen!