Choral Consortium of San Diego

LA JOLLA, CA   |  https://www.sdsings.org

Mission

The mission of the Choral Consortium of San Diego is to promote the choral art in the San Diego region through cooperation, public awareness, and performance.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Carol Manifold

Main address

6993 VIA VALVERDE

LA JOLLA, CA 92037 USA

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EIN

35-2489649

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Choral singing has been shown by numerous studies to benefit cognitive, physical, and social function of individuals, and choral singers participate in their communities as volunteers and voters to a higher degree than the general public. One in six people in the U.S. sing in a choir. Despite these compelling facts, the general public in our region is unaware of the availability of a large number of choirs where they could sing. In addition, choirs are competing with many other options for audiences, and the choirs' resources are limited. In some cases their efforts are performed in a vacuum, without the benefit of communication with their choral colleagues regarding concert scheduling, borrowing of equipment or music, and other challenges.

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?

San Diego Sings! Choral Festival

On one day every two years, the Choral Consortium of San Diego brings together over 20 diverse choirs for a free public concert, featuring each choir individually and all of the singers massed together for a celebration of San Diego's vibrant choral community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of conferences held

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

Artists and performers, Teachers, Secular groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric measures the number of educational member meetings and additional conferences held on special topics.

Total number of paid choral memberships

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

Artists and performers, Secular groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of paid choral memberships reflects the growing number of choirs in our area and that they realize the benefits of joining our organization and the value of our work.

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.

The aim of the Choral Consortium of San Diego (CCSD) is to bring together the area's choral organizations to improve communication and collaboration, to collectively increase public awareness of the abundance of wonderful choirs and choral concerts, and to encourage choral development through CCSD-produced singing events. The CCSD's overall goal is to provide impactful programs and services that are beyond the capabilities of individual choirs.

The Choral Consortium of San Diego develops programs to address various target audiences:
1) choral leaders: a quarterly educational and networking member meeting
2) intermediate singers: an annual Summer Chorus
3) beginning singers: Beer Choir San Diego gatherings
4) general public: free large biennial choral festival; website; free monthly e-newsletter
5) member choirs: website including comprehensive choral concert calendar; platform for members-only communication; discounted access to non-profit management training programs.

The Choral Consortium of San Diego achieves its goals through the dedicated work of its volunteer Board and Executive Director. CCSD's members are passionate about the value of choral singing and are willing to serve voluntarily to the extent that they can (in addition to their work with their individual choirs). Technical expertise is hired when needed (e.g., website administration).

CCSD is working to build a reserve for hiring of a future part-time paid employee to handle administrative duties, so that the Board can transition from a working board to more of a governing board.

The Choral Consortium of San Diego is increasingly recognized as a leading choral arts service organization, as evidenced by invitations to participate in arts advocacy and organizational events from the local to national level. The CCSD is quoted in articles about choral consortia in the United States and is contacted by choral leaders locally as well as in other areas nationally for guidance and information.

The primary metric by which the Choral Consortium of San Diego measures its success is the number of member choirs. In the 10 years since its founding, membership has grown to over 60 choirs, as well as about a dozen member individuals.

Additional feedback is anecdotal. For example, one of the region's leading arts reviewers indicated that he uses the CCSD's e-newsletter to plan which concerts he will review for future publication. Others have indicated they joined a year-long choir because of their experience at a periodic Beer Choir San Diego gathering.

The Choral Consortium of San Diego is proud and thrilled to see more San Diego area residents participating as singers and supporters of the choral arts.

Financials

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Choral Consortium of San Diego

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ruth Millgard

San Diego Children's Choir

Term: 2019 - 2021

Kate Thickstun

Pacific Women's Chorus

Luke Schulze

Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Paul Girard

Pacific Coast Harmony

Nancy Gray

Poway Community Choir

Ibis Laurel

Centro de Artes Musicales

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/23/2021

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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

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