NEW YORK CITY MASTER CHORALE INC

New York, NY   |  www.nycmasterchorale.org

Mission

The mission of the New York City Master Chorale is to connect people through choral music by presenting high-quality concerts inspired by the distinct energy, diversity, and talent of New York City. The Chorale seeks to engage and inspire audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and musical experience by performing a challenging repertoire of traditional and contemporary works, working in collaboration with other artists and organizations who share our vision, and bringing our music into the community through our outreach and education programs.

Ruling year info

2006

Artistic Director

Dusty Francis

Main address

511 Avenue of the Americas Ste 74

New York, NY 10011 USA

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EIN

20-3554252

NTEE code info

Singing Choral (A6B)

Music (A68)

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Our programs

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Performing Arts

Each season the Chorale performs a series of subscription concerts at venues in Manhattan including Lincoln Center, The Riverside Church, and the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.

Population(s) Served

SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Through the School Partnership Program, Associate Conductor Dusty Francis visits partner schools each month throughout the year. This program, unique to the choral arts world in New York City, has reached over 1,000 students since its inception in 2006.
Due to budget limitations in public schools, many students, particularly those in low-income settings, do not have the opportunity to participate in a chorus or attend concerts. Dusty presents a series of workshops that prepare students to attend NYCMC concerts at their school.
Most of the students who benefit from these lessons and attend the Chorale’s concerts have had little to no exposure to classical music and many claimed not to enjoy classical music prior to the concert. One student said, “Before the concert I thought classical music was really boring and I never listened to it except if someone played it for me. But now I think classical music makes me feel relaxed and calm.”
Students have also said that attending one of the Chorale’s concerts changed their understanding of classical music. As one sixth grade articulately described, “I enjoy Mr. Dusty’s lessons because now I know how to sing properly and I understand the meaning behind the lyrics of the music that the New York City Master Chorale will sing.”

YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM
The New York City Master Chorale strongly believes in supporting performance opportunities for young artists. Through our Young Artist Program, we partner with the Manhattan School of Music on select concerts to provide professional performance opportunities for their students. These musicians are hired as professionals and have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with our conductors, orchestra, and singers, all while adding new repertoire and venues to their resume. Past soloists have included Kendra Broom, Bryn Holdsworth, Maria Natale, Oliver Sewell, Young Kwang Yoo and Xiaomeng Zhang and in the 2016-17 season we are working with the entire Manhattan School of Music Chamber Orchestra.
Baritone Young Kwang Yoo wrote “I auditioned and was selected for the Boston University Opera Institute, which is one of the most fabulous program in the States. All 10 judges knew I made my Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center debut with NYCMC; it definitely helped me to be selected for that program. Thank you and thank you again.”
Soprano Bryn Holdsworth added “Performing with New York City Master Chorale was very special to me in my career. Not only were they extremely professional, they were a wildly fun group of people that genuinely come together for the love of the music. For me, that is a recipe for the greatest experience in collaboration. As a young singer it was a turning point for me to perform with such a talented group at such a renowned space as Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. New York City Master Chorale is the sort of organization that brings dreams into reality and music that never fails to move me.”

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How we listen

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    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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NEW YORK CITY MASTER CHORALE INC

Board of directors
as of 5/28/2020
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Board chair

Mr Lewis Teel

Sara Yood

James Longo

Charley Mills

Nora Thomson

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes
  • 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

Organizational demographics

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