Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Inc

More Music in More Places for More People

aka Annapolis Symphony Orchestra   |   Annapolis, MD   |  www.annapolissymphony.org

Mission

The mission of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate and enrich lives near and far by creating extraordinary musical experiences with uncompromising artistic excellence.

Ruling year info

1969

Executive Director & Chief Development Officer

Edgar Herrera

Main address

801 Chase St Suite 204

Annapolis, MD 21401 USA

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EIN

23-7001357

NTEE code info

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Live classical music performed by full orchestra is a treasured experience, exposing patrons to the greatest music of the Western tradition as well as new masterworks being written. Our programs for children offer all the well-demonstrated neurological and educational benefits of involvement in music.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Masterworks Series

The musicians of the Annapolis Symphony are privileged to present and perform the world's greatest music, performed by some of the world's most talented musicians. We call our season "Masterworks." It's our promise to you that you are not just hearing good music - you are hearing works that are of the highest quality, the most exceptional music the world has ever known. Works by master composers, performed by master musicians.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Four concerts specially designed for early elementary school students, presented at Maryland Hall, usually with a guest performer. Repeated on succeeding Saturday as Family Concert. Previous guests have included Bob Brown Puppets, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Really Inventive Stuff, and Magic Circle Mime Company

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Private lessons, group workshops, master classes, and performances. Academy aims to model today the diversity we wish to see on-stage, and in our audiences, tomorrow. Half of all students, regardless of cultural background, are on full scholarship. Half of all students, regardless of economic circumstances, are African-American or Latino. Program based on talent and musical accomplishment without regard to ability to pay. Aim is to contribute to the pipeline of musicians of color and to provide access to individual and group instruction

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Children and youth

ASO Musicians visit third-grade classrooms, demonstrate their instruments, and encourage children to try them out. Visits at end of third grade as students prepare to choose an instrument to learn in school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

ASO musicians visit orchestra, band, and after-school classes in arts magnet school, providing musical coaching, mentoring, and small-group work for students, and classroom support for teachers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Sustain and strengthen Masterworks season, including guest artists and our own Master Musician sponsorship program.
2. Establish the Annapolis Symphony Chamber Series as an annual series.
3. Sustain annual Strathmore performances and diversify funding.
4. Integrate visual arts into the concert experience (before, during, after, around).
5. Find a home away from home—or several.
6. Deepen key collaborations with the Annapolis Opera and the US Naval Academy Glee Club.
7. Commission a new symphonic work of enduring significance and wide appeal.
8. Broadcast Symphony concerts locally and nationally.
9. Plan a unique and locally distinctive Pops concert experience with local artists.
10. Plan a European tour for the entire orchestra.

Each goal above has its own s

Our current array of board, musicians, management (including fundraising), staff, and donor community is already well along in putting these priorities into action. Some additional staff may be hired to speed up fundraising.

Substantial progress has been achieved, especially with regard to Academy, chamber series, guest artists, Strathmore progress, visual arts, and Naval Academy collaborations. Details available from Executive Director upon request for constituents and stakeholders.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Jane Casey

Jill Kidwell

Retired, Vice President, IBM

Jane Casey

CFO, Best Health Goods Chair, Advisory Board, Events19

Douglas Byerly

Professor of Music, Anne Arundel Community College

Joe Rubino

CFO, United States Naval Academy

Florence Calvert

Associate Broker, Coldwell Baker

Georgianna Crosby

President, Black Turtle Services

Peter Evans

First Vice President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Senior Financial Advisor

Ginger From

Community Leader

Gay Wood Henriksen

Owner, GH Interior Design

David Huggins

Consultant

Michael Kurtz

Retired, National Archives and Visiting Professor, University of Maryland

Barbara Maxwell

Attorney and Community Leader

Robert Arias

Retired, Engineet, Hewlett-Packard

Charles Grudzinskas

Managing Partner, NDA Partners

Geraldine "Mimi" Jones

Founder, Jones and Ladd, Inc.

Mary McKiel

Communications Liaison, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board

Patricia Zeno

Community Leader

Deborah Howe

Lawyer

Shelley Row

Dawne Widener-Burrows

Patricia Hansen

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 ? Yes
  • 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