ORCHESTRA MIAMI INC

Miami's Premiere Professional Orchestra

Miami, FL   |  www.orchestramiami.org

Mission

Orchestra Miami exists to build community and to educate through music by bringing high quality symphonic music at affordable prices to all people in South Florida.

Notes from the nonprofit

Orchestra Miami is in a growth phase, where we have moved from being a one-person shop to supporting a paid staff of five. This growth was made possible by the hard work, determination and perseverance of our founding Artistic Director, Elaine Rinaldi, and an investment from the Miami-Dade Counry Department of Cultural Affairs in recognition of the high-quality and scope of work that Orchestra Miami provides. We hope that you will join Orchestra Miami and help us continue to grow and serve the musical and social needs of all people in South Florida .

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

Elaine Rinaldi

Executive Director

Isabel Almaraz

Main address

PO Box 7598

Miami, FL 33255 USA

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EIN

20-4272276

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Now that society is changing the way it will comport itself due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Orchestra Miami faces the challenge of how to bring our audiences live performances of high-quality classical music while keeping both our musicians and our audience members safe. One of the solutions is to bring technology into play by developing a program to stream our live events, so that we will be able to serve all people who would like to have access to our programs, but aren't willing to go out in public. The other problem is in recognition of the fact that revenue will decrease in the coming year,how can we make our programs either free or offer them for a low cost.

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?

Free Outdoor Concerts

Orchestra Miami annually performs a series of three Free Outdoor Concerts in different communities in Miami-Dade County. "Beethoven on the Beach" has been our signature series, featuring a different symphony by Beethoven and a local soloist each year.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Orchestra Miami annually partners with Carnegie Hall Weill Institute and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools to present this outstanding free program. The Link Up program pairs Orchestra Miami with students in the 3rd through 5th grades to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum. Students participate in weekly lessons with the music teachers at their schools, following the Carnegie Hall curriculum. In addition to the weekly classroom lessons, schools receive visits from members of the orchestra to demonstrate their instruments & engage with the students about music. At the end of the school year, students attend a culminating concert where they sing & play their instruments with the orchestra from their seats. The primary goals are to teach fundamental musical concepts to students in grades 3–5, to and to provide them with an opportunity to attend a professional orchestra concert.

Population(s) Served
Children

Orchestra Miami presents several Free Family Concerts in different neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County in order to introduce young children and their families to classical music. Performed by 5-7 musicians and a narrator, these concerts are presented in an informal environment, with time for Q&A with the artists afterwards.

Population(s) Served
Children

Orchestra Miami's Discover Miami Through Music concerts are multi-disciplinary events which occur in Miami's landmarks and places of historic interest. The goal of these concerts is to mesh music and history so that we can learn more about our city and each other through music.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

The Ernst Bacon Award for Best Performance in American Music 2019

The American Prize

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve all people in Miami-Dade County regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, gender or sexual orientation who want access to high-quality classical music.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Based on feedback and audience surveys, we have strengthened our free concert offerings.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback has helped us to understand what our audience wants and needs from Orchestra Miami.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • 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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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ORCHESTRA MIAMI INC

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rebecca Staier-Shulman

Rebecca Stanier-Shulman

Shulman and Associates

Pilar Bosch

No Affiliation

Elaine Rinaldi

No Affiliation

Dr. Karelia Martinez-Carbonell

Dr. Alfred Jonas

Patricia Rinaldi

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.