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LYNX Project Livestream Dates available: March 5 - March 7, 2023 About: Hailed by the Chicago Tribune for its " stirring contributions to the art song genre", LYNX, also known as
LYNX Project Livestream
Dates available: March 5 - March 7, 2023
Hailed by the Chicago Tribune for its " stirring contributions to the art song genre", LYNX, also known as LYNX Project, is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that amplifies diverse voices through new song commissions, inclusive concerts, and educational programming. Founded in 2015, LYNX was formed to revitalize the genre of art song and share it with new audiences.
LYNX is passionate about bringing modern voices and new perspectives into the art song canon. LYNX's Amplify Series (formerly Autism Advocacy Series) sets the poetry of primarily nonspeaking autistic individuals in new song commissions and directly connects neurodiverse communities to professional artistic experiences. To further serve the autistic and nonspeaking communities, LYNX has augmented the educational opportunities within this series to feature inclusive poetry-writing courses.
LYNX was the subject of a 2017 documentary by Purdy Productions for the Amplify Series. In the 2021-22 season, LYNX published an anthology of sheet music from this series with NewMusicShelf, and released their debut album beautiful small things on the ArtistShare label to critical acclaim.
In addition to performance initiatives, which include the Amplify Series and Snapshots of Every Voice, LYNX is passionate about music education opportunities for youth. In Composition of a City, classical and hip hop artists co-teach songwriting classes for teens. With the support of an Alumni Enterprise Award from the Music Academy of the West, LYNX developed an online curriculum for Composition of a City that is free to educators for in-person, virtual, and hybrid learning. In the first six months of deployment, this curriculum reached over 400 students, primarily from the South and West Sides of Chicago. Through generous partnership with WFMT Chicago, LYNX has additionally augmented this curriculum to serve students with a variety of learning differences.
Since its founding, LYNX has commissioned more than 40 poets and composers through its Amplify Series. Championing emerging and established artists, LYNX offers meaningful artistic opportunities and fosters deep connections between artists and communities. LYNX is now led by Executive Director Caitleen Kahn and Artistic Director Florence Mak.
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