LIVE MUSIC AWARENESS

Honolulu, HI   |  livemusicawareness.com

Mission

Live Music Awareness serves musicians and musical entrepreneurs in need of a fiscal sponsor or other administrative assistance to get their projects off the ground, allowing the artists to focus on their art. An important part of LMA's mission is education, helping everyone to understand music and musicians better, and to realize that music is made by live human beings, not by machines. To that end, LMA presents music programs in schools, libraries, and other public places, and publishes materials to assist in the educational process.

Ruling year info

1996

Administrator

Ms. Marsha Schweitzer

President

Brenda Ching

Main address

PO Box 22879

Honolulu, HI 96823 USA

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EIN

99-0325262

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Recitals

Recitals have been presented by Helen Huang, piano; James Moffitt, clarinet; Ignace Jang, violin; Judith Kellock, soprano, and Les Peetz and Rich Crandall, jazz pianists; among others.

Population(s) Served

The Honolulu/Hawaii Symphony Musicians perform outside their regular orchestra work in chamber music concerts, recitals, and in-school educational activities under LMA auspices.

Population(s) Served

LMA provides funds for musicians to attend seminars, workshops, and conventions for their collective organizational and professional development, funded mostly by the Lew & Lenny Legacy Fund.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

LMA provides administrative and production assistance for entrepreneurial musician-run projects. Over the years LMA has made possible many projects that could not have happened otherwise, due to musicians' lack of knowledge and skill in concert production and administration. Our goal is to continue that service.

LMA's strategy depends on the needs of the projects that come our way. We are an opportunistic organization, responding to needs that arise in the larger musical community. On rare occasions LMA will produce its own projects, but in most cases LMA's professional advisors (primarily Sec/Treas/Admin Schweitzer) train the musician-entrepreneurs to carry out the tasks that need to be done to implement their projects -- booking artists and venues, directing the show, marketing, fundraising, budgeting, bookkeeping, etc. -- and let the musicians produce their own projects themselves. LMA provides the 501(c)(3) environment in which to carry out these functions and oversees the process.

All of the LMA board and staff are experienced in various aspects of musical concert production, general operations and administration, in both for-profit and nonprofit environments. Their respective and collective skills and talents have brought to life dozens of successful events, touching hundreds of musicians and thousands of audience members.

If a program is undertaken and successfully concluded, that's an accomplishment. There is nothing we haven't accomplished.

Financials

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Operations

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LIVE MUSIC AWARENESS

Board of directors
as of 09/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brenda Ching

Screen Actors Guild

James Moffitt

Chamber Music Hawaii

Marsha Schweitzer

Spring Wind Quintet

Michael Largarticha

Corry Community Association

Brenda Ching

Screen Actors Guild

Christopher Conybeare

University of Hawaii

Scott Janusch

Hawaii Symphony

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No