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Announcing the 2019 Frances Walton Competition Winners

Solo Competition Winners

Ling Hang, clarinet
Diana Yusupov, cello with her collaborative pianist, Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua

Diana Yusupov, cello
Ling (Holly) Hang, clarinet
Minsun Kim, piano
Yukino Miyake, piano

Ensemble Competition Winners

Golden Bear Trio( Jolie Huang, piano, Billy Fang, violin and Emiel Cockx, cello)

Golden Bear Trio

Solo Competition Alternates

Cassie Lear, flute
Li Zhen Wu, piano

Ensemble Competition Alternates
Quartet Lyrique

Quartet Lyrique

LMC Launches New Digital Archives

The LMC is excited to announce the launch of its new Digital Archives, featuring digitized historical documents from the LMC’s extensive archival collection. The current, comprehensive showcase of the collection is the LMC’s Members’ Books, which provide a snapshot of the LMC’s activities in a given year. Find the new LMC Digital Archives in the History Section of the LMC’s website, or click the link above. Documents will be added as they are scanned, so check back for more content soon!

Thank you to our generous private donors and to 4Culture for making it possible for us to bring a piece of our history to the greater community!

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Historical LMC Concert Featured in Weekly Seattle Town Crier Blog

The LMC was recently featured in an article by Town Hall‘s Jonathan Shipley. The weekly blog – called “What Are People Doing?” – highlights historical articles from The Town Crier, an arts magazine published in Seattle from 1910 through 1938. As one of the leading musical organizations of the time, the LMC appeared frequently in the Town Crier. Shipley’s article highlights a concert that was presented by the LMC featuring soprano Anna Fitziu and bass Andres de Segurola in a joint concert on October 7th, 1918. Check out the full October 5th “What Are People Doing” post and other fun blast-from-the-past Town Crier highlights in The Town Hall Seattle Blog.

Historical LMC Advertisement - October 7th 1918
This historical LMC concert advertisement is featured in Jonathan Shipley’s post in The Town Hall Seattle Blog

View highlights from the 2018 Frances Walton Competition’s Puget Sound Tour

The ensemble winner from the 2018 Frances Walton Competition was the Zēlos Quartet, with Julian Salazar on soprano saxophone, Johnny Selmer on alto saxophone, Robin Lacey on tenor saxophone, and David Cortez on baritone saxophone.

The Zēlos Quartet toured the Puget Sound, making stops in Kenmore, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle. And, they made a great video documenting the trip, with snippets of the performances and a more “behind-the-scenes” look at life on tour. Congratulations to the Zēlos Quartet and the other winners of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition!

Fall 2018 Performing Member Auditions to be held on Saturday, October 27.

LMC member auditions to be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 4 PM at Queen Anne Christian Church

Ladies Musical Club (LMC) members participate in a wide variety of rewarding music activities and collaborations with other women of similar interests. Join us in growing our presence and influence in the community. LMC membership is open to music and fine-arts advocates as well as actively performing musicians. In addition to our outreach programs, LMC promotes music among its members through interest groups, master classes, special events, professional networking and community building. All ages are welcome!

Applying for membership

Performing and At-Large membership is by invitation of the Board of Trustees, based on audition or résumé review. Annual dues are $110 for both At-large and Performing Members over age 32.  Members who are age 32 and under pay $90 per year. Dues for members accepted during the winter/spring auditions will be half the annual rate. There is a non-refundable $25 application fee, which will be applied to the annual dues for successful applicants. To apply:

Download the LMC application for membership (PDF).
Complete the application. Save and place your name where indicated in the file name.
Email the completed application to our membership committee.
Applicants can email the LMC membership committee at membership@lmcseattle.org with any questions that are not answered on the website, or if the application process cannot be completed.

LMC Member-musician auditions

LMC Performing Member auditions will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle. Please have your application in by October 13, 2018. An application received after this date may still be considered if the audition schedule permits. If not, the application will remain active for the Spring LMC Auditions.

Applicants wishing to be accepted as a performing member have two options: audition either as a solo performer or as a collaborative/ensemble performer. In either case, the applicant shall prepare three pieces in contrasting styles, for a total of about 15 minutes of music. Music does not have to be memorized. Other requirements for specific instruments and for singers are:

Pianists wishing to audition as accompanists, but not as solo pianists, should bring a collaborator to the audition. This may be a current collaborator or LMC may be able to find a current LMC member for this purpose. If a collaborator is needed, the applicant shall notify LMC with enough time to find someone, and for the applicant to be thoroughly rehearsed by the day of the audition.

Pianists desiring to perform both as soloists and accompanists should plan to complete an audition for each category. In this case, please submit only one application and fee.

Singers should prepare songs in three different languages. At least two of the selections should be art songs, as LMC primarily presents recitals.

Applicants wishing to audition as an ensemble-only performer, please indicate this on the application. We would strongly prefer to hear the audition with a collaborator. If you have questions about this, please contact LMC at membership@lmcseattle.org.

More information about the benefits of membership