The Lyre Association of North America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to initiate, inspire, and support the sounding of the modern lyre as a musical instrument in artistic, pedagogical, and therapeutic activities in North America and throughout the world.


The Lyre

Performed by Veronika Roemer

In the nineteen twenties, when many innovative ideas made an impact on the culture of the day--in architecture, the sciences, visual arts, music and theater--innovation was found least in the realm of musical instruments. Yet, away from the bustling crowd of mainstream progress, two men were in the lonely pursuit of creating an instrument gentle to the child's ear, yet challenging to the discriminating musician. The lyre was conceived and created out of silence. These two men had no ambition to compete with any existing instrument or Carl Orff's resonance effects.

The Lyre 


Become a member and support the work of the Lyre Association in North America. As a member, you will also receive:

  • a subscription to Soundings: A Lyre Review (containing substantive articles and a music supplement)

  • a discount on fees for all conferences and workshops sponsored by LANA as well as on music bought through our service.

Membership runs for one year from the time dues are received or one year from the expiration of current membership, whichever is a later expiration date. 

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