LMC President Vicki White-Miltun Receives 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from WMEA

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Vicki White-Miltun, LMC’s President and WMEA 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

SEATTLE, Washington: Vicki White-Miltun, LMC President for the 2021 – 2023 term, received the prestigious 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) over the weekend. She was previously named WMEA Educator of the Year in 2001 and was inducted into the WMEA Hall of Fame in 2002.

In addition to serving as current President of LMC, Vicki’s leadership in the profession includes serving as President of the Washington Music Educators Association (1996-1998), Seattle Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity (1973-1974), and the WA Unit of the American String Teachers Association (1982-1985). She holds a seat on the WMEA Young Musicians Excelling Board. A Mercer Island Home Town Hero (2002) and last Fall’s Grand Marshall of the Mercer Island High School Homecoming Parade, Vicki will retire from teaching in June and will continue her first term as LMC President from 2021 – 2023.

A lifelong violinist, Vicki started her teaching career at the age of 19 giving violin lessons in a summer program in her native Joplin, MO. Director of Orchestras for the Mercer Island School District for over 40 years, she taught four years in the Seattle Public Schools Elementary Instrumental Program. A sought after conductor and adjudicator for many All City, District, Regional and All State Orchestras, she has been recognized many times for her outstanding teaching. Vicki was named National High School Music Teacher of the Year (2008) by the National Federation of High Schools.

LMC Archives Announces Additions to its Digital Collection

SEATTLE, Washington – The LMC Archives Program announced this month that it has debuted an expanded Digital Archives Collection, available for free public access at https://lmcseattle.org/history/lmc-digital-archives/. This development is the latest stage in the Ladies Musical Club Historical Archives Preservation and Digitization Project, which started in 2016 and is made possible by ongoing support from 4Culture and private donations.

LMC Archives Trustee Dr. Katie Beisel Hollenbach states: “The digitization of the LMC’s archives makes a significant part of Seattle’s musical history easily accessible to community members, researchers, friends and relatives of LMC members, and anyone else interested in learning more about the LMC’s important role in the development of Seattle’s arts scene. Spanning over 130 years of history, the LMC archives include photographs, concert programs, historical members’ books, press releases, newspaper articles, and many other artifacts that illuminate the LMC’s wide reach as a performing, educational, and community organization. We are excited to make this history available through our digitization project, supported in part by 4Culture.”

The latest grant installment from 4Culture included digitizing historical photographs and concert programs of world-famous artists the LMC presented as well as historical Secretary’s Books. The first 4Culture grant awarded in 2016 helped the LMC digitize its substantial Member’s Book Collection. Both can be found on the LMC’s website, linked above.

Click here for a full list of artists LMC presented for its Artist Concert Series between 1900 and 1995. From 1995 on, the series turned into a longstanding partnership between LMC and UW’s Meany Center for the Performing Arts, bringing Meany’s internationally-renowned performers to Seattle Public School classrooms through the LMC’s Music In Schools (MIS) program.

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Marian Anderson performed in Seattle on March 11, 1940, and three other times under the auspices of the LMC
Vicente Escudero Portrait
Flamenco dancer Vicente Escudero was presented by LMC in 1932
Nellie Melba Portrait
Famed soprano Nellie Melba signed her portrait to LMC impresario Rose Gottstein for her 1913 LMC Seattle performance
Roland Hayes Portrait
Roland Hayes was the LMC’s most presented artist, performing five times between 1941 and 1947

LMC’s 2021 – 2022 Public Concerts Season Kicks Off October 15th

SEATTLE, Washington – October 2021 — With a mix of livestream and pre-recorded concerts, LMC’s 2021 – 2022 Public Concerts Series begins Friday, October 15th. 

Regina Thomas, Public Concerts Chair, announced details of this upcoming season in a video posted on LMC’s Facebook on October 5th. She notes that: “We are taking our virtual season to the next level this year…we are adding livestream concerts for the first time to our schedule.” The season kickoff weekend will feature two livestreamed concerts, the first on Friday, October 15th at 7:30pm and the second on Saturday October 16th at 2:00pm. Stream these concerts through LMC’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LMCSeattle/videos/

To watch Thomas’s full announcement, visit https://www.facebook.com/LMCSeattle/videos/168669225439773/ .

For the LMC’s full fall concert schedule, see the LMC’s Concert Calendar here: https://lmcseattle.org/concerts-events/public-concerts/

We look forward to watching with you all!

Statement of Support

We at the LMC acknowledge the recent and ongoing events in our community. We stand against racism and abuses of power. 

As musicians, we like to make sounds. But as music lovers, we also strive to be equally good listeners. We will continue to listen to conversations in the community and respond to its changing and emergent needs. After all, we believe in music’s ability to bring diverse people together, to build an inclusive community, and to give equitable voice to its makers. We remain committed to our work of offering music and education programs to people of all ages and diverse backgrounds throughout the community.

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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