About Ladies Musical Club of Seattle

Ladies Musical Club (LMC), Seattle’s oldest musical organization, celebrated its 125th Quasquicentennial in 2016 and its 130th in 2021. Founded in 1891 by a group of 22 intrepid women musicians, its original mission was to foster an appreciation of classical music in the cultural life of a city that was just starting to find its identity.


Ladies Musical Club (LMC) is a 501c(3) organization in the State of Washington. LMC’s mission is to foster classical music among its members and in Washington communities through education, performance and awards. This is accomplished by offering music and education programs to people of all ages and diverse backgrounds throughout the region.

Our programs

Free Public Concert Series

LMC Members Andrew and Angie Kam © William Muñoz (williammunozphoto.com)

LMC’s most visible face is its Public Concert Series that offers over 50 free classical music concerts from October through May by LMC member-musicians and guests throughout Seattle and the Eastside.

Frances Walton Competition

2022 Frances Walton Competition Winners © William Muñoz (williammunozphoto.com)

Named after its founding director, the Frances Walton Competition supports emerging professional musicians by holding solo and ensemble competitions for classical musicians, ages 20-35, who live or study in the United States, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory. During the month of September, the winners present free public recitals and visit schools that have limited access to classical music throughout Washington State.

Music in Schools

BF Day Elementary Chorus (sponsored by MIS) sings for 125th Birthday Bash at MOHAI

LMC’S Music in Schools (MIS) program has provided performances and musical experiences for underserved elementary schools in the Seattle Public Schools district for over 30 years.

More Information About LMC

2022-2023 Board of Trustees

2020-2021 Annual report

The History of our Club

Become a member

Contact Us

Press room

Additional information about the LMC, including governing documents and conflict of interest policies, are available upon request (info@lmcseattle.org).