VOICES OF MUSIC INC

In which each musician has a voice

aka Voices of Music   |   San Francisco, CA   |  http://www.voicesofmusic.org/

Mission

Our goal as artists and teachers is to offer concerts and recordings of music composed before the year 1800, affordable educational programs for children and adults, advanced training for young professionals and community outreach. We provide music of the highest quality in live performances. Through innovative programming and passionate artistry, we introduce new audiences of all ages to the world of early classical music.

Ruling year info

2009

Director

Hanneke van Proosdij

Director

David Tayler

Main address

127 Downey St

San Francisco, CA 94117 USA

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EIN

26-1078294

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To be the premier producer of early music concerts of the highest quality, to provide work for musicians and to make music accessible for everyone.

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?

Concerts

Voices of Music provides concerts in the Bay Area to serve, enrich, inspire and impact our local community, and tours internationally.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers

What makes Voices of Music unique is our production of performance music videos available on the internet free for anyone to see: our videos have reached over 65 million viewers! For the past twelve years, we have been building a digital library of music from our concerts. We currently have released 399 videos, many of which are being used in classes at high schools, colleges and universities across the world. Our largest audience online is in the age range 18-34, and after the USA the countries with the most viewers are Brazil, Mexico, France, Japan, and South Korea. This digital library also serves as a historical document of the vibrant cultural life in San Francisco.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students
Teachers

We run two after school programs with weekly music lessons in the Albany and West Contra Costa school districts for a total of 50 elementary and middle school students. Our Junior Recorder Society holds monthly meetings for ensemble playing on the recorder, ages 7-18.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Low-income people

The Young Artists Program supports newly graduated emerging artists in the field of Early Music through international competitions, producing and publishing videos featuring emerging artists, and training them to make videos for their online presence and social media.

Population(s) Served
Self-employed people
Young adults
Students

The Barbary Coast Community Orchestra is the only locally based community recorder orchestra for adult amateurs, meeting monthly. We also provide Virtual Adult Classes with workshops on a range of instruments and genres.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Students
Artists and performers
Students
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Silver Creator Award 2019

YouTube

Laurette Goldberg Award 2017

Early Music America

8 category wins for "Best of the Bay" 2020

San Francisco Classical Voice

Affiliations & memberships

San Francisco Classical Voice, Best of the Bay 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of broadcast audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Students, Teachers

Related Program

Music Videos

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Viewership numbers from our free online music video library on our YouTube Channel, Apple TV and Google TV using Google Analytics.

Total number of audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Students, Artists and performers

Related Program

Concerts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Year 2018 reflects the 2017-2018 Concert Season, with 9 concerts. Year 2019 reflects the 2018-2019 Concert Season, with 12 concerts. Year 2020 reflects the 2019-2020 Concert Season, with 12 concerts.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Make music accessible to everyone and perform music of the highest quality to serve, enrich, inspire and impact our community.

Each year, Voices of Music presents 12-15 concerts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, providing work for local musicians and contributing to the rich cultural and creative fabric of the San Francisco Bay Area.

We make music available to everyone with access to the internet by building a free online music video library with musicological and historical information to be used in colleges, universities and high schools.

Our Youth Education programs combat the shrinking availability of music in schools.

Hailed for their passion, artistry and technical brilliance, Voices of Music is currently the most popular Early Music ensemble in America. Under the leadership of Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, San Francisco based Voices of Music performs music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque eras, drawing upon the many sources of historical performance practice. Our ensemble members are some of the finest musicians in the world.

Voices of Music is a pioneer in digital technology for the arts. Since 2007, we have been building an online library of music from our concerts, free for anyone to see: our videos have reached more than 65 million viewers. We have released more than 399 videos, many of which are being used in classes at high schools, colleges and universities across the world.

Specific items that demonstrate Voices of Music's capacity for meeting its goals include:

• More than ten years history of strong leadership from the visionary artistic directors;
• A record of high artistic achievement and production value;
• A deeply held commitment to audience and community engagement;
• An outstanding culture of collaboration among artists, board, and outside organizations

Voices of Music has always presented high quality programming and education outreach programs. Though we started during a challenging time, Voices of Music has steadily grown the organization and its programming.

Voices of Music is a pioneer in digital technology for the arts. Since 2007, we have been building an online library of music from our concerts, free for anyone to see: our videos have reached 65 million viewers. We have released more than 399 videos, many of which are being used in classes at high schools, colleges and universities across the world. Our music appeals to people of all ages, and we are especially delighted that our largest online audience is now aged 18-34. We currently average 80,000 views/day and have 241k subscribers.

In 2020 we doubled the reach of our education programs. We grew from providing students in the Albany School District low-cost weekly recorder classes to adding entirely free recorder classes for 25 students from low-resource schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

What is next:
• Continue to present high quality programming and education outreach programs
• Grow the organization and its programs
• Grow our online viewers to 140 million in five years.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

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

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

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have changed venues, as well as changed concert times to accommodate community needs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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VOICES OF MUSIC INC

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stuart Offer

Retired Attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Term: 2019 - 2021

Rebecca Liao

Globality, Inc

Sheila Newbery

Hanneke van Proosdij

Voices of Music

Paul Sugarman

Heller Ehrman LLP

David Tayler

Voices of Music

Robert Dawson

Susan Oxtoby

Senior Film Curator at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Didier Legall

EVP at Ambarella

Stuart Offer

Retired attorney, Morrison & Foerster

James Washburn

R&D, Livongo Health

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 04/12/2021

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 with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data