We create accessible, classical-leaning concerts.

Not everybody has Rite of Spring as a ring tone. But that doesn’t mean that serious music can’t be interesting to everyone. Written music, theory and history can help inform a deeper understanding of other genres like jazz, pop, and prog rock. Canvas is committed to introducing a new type of concert that fosters interest in serious music.

We fulfill this mission through research, presentation, performance, experiential programming, community-building, and collaboration with non-music professionals. Canvas is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Los Angeles, California.

Lynn Hutchinson, Artistic Director


Lynn is a pianist, arranger, writer, speaker and master punster. With a diverse background in classical, pop, rock, gospel and jazz, she made it her mission to bring different aspects of the musical spectrum together to create something new. Lynn has led Canvas passionately since its inception, creating programming that she believes will benefit the musical education of her audience while also providing entertainment and inspiration.

She sees value in music stories coming from many sources - often those that aren’t music - and draws inspiration for Canvas programs from the world around her.

She holds degrees in Piano Performance and Music Theory - but would be the first to tell you her most valuable lessons have come from people, not books.

Ms. Hutchinson hopes Canvas will continue beyond her, inspiring young performers, composers and theorists to continually create new ways to share ideas with non-classical audiences.

Leadership Team

David Sheldon, co-founder / board member

Derek Meklir, board member

Karah Woesner, board member

Gabi Loeb, board member

Brenda Sheldon, program outreach (Mokum)

Rebecca Chung, contractor

Sadie Sheldon, junior board member