Jackson Symphony Orchestra Association

aka JSO   |   Jackson, MI   |  www.jacksonsymphony.org

Mission

Mission The world of music, so close to home. Vision The JSO is the musical leader in the greater Jackson area. We innovate and collaborate in ways that enrich and elevate our community and beyond. We serve Jackson County and the surrounding counties.

Ruling year info

1977

Music Director

Matthew Aubin Dr.

Main address

215 W Michigan Ave

Jackson, MI 49201 USA

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EIN

38-2146747

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The JSO strives to ensure that all people have access to music, music education and enrichment. This is an important element in building community. With music education and the arts funding being cut from schools it is vital that today's young people have hands on exposure to 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?

Signature Series Concerts

These orchestra concerts feature a variety of classical music the whole family would enjoy.

Population(s) Served

These concerts that cross multiple genres of non-classical music feature musicians from around the world that perform original music in Weatherwax Hall, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra's performing arts center.

Population(s) Served

The mission of the Jackson Community Music School is to provide affordable music education of the highest quality to persons of all ages in Jackson and the surrounding communities. Our school offers quality private instruction in all instrument groups, as well as a wide range of classes and String Team programs at local area schools. Our music faculty is comprised of professional musicians who currently maintain active careers in all facets of music performance and education. We host numerous public performances, cultural events, and community festivals in our gorgeous Weatherwax Concert Hall throughout the year. All ages and levels are welcome to enroll. Generous scholarship and financial aid packages are available, and easy payment plans are offered for all lessons and classes.

Population(s) Served

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 paid admissions

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of free admissions

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Related Program

Community Music School

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of off-site performances held

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Increasing

Total number of free performances given

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Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

To ensure that all people have access to quality live music education and enrichment.

The JSO provides a number of free music experiences throughout Jackson County to ensure access for all.

The JSO is able to partner with additional organizations in providing free outdoor summer concerts in a variety of locations. The JSO also partners with schools to provide free music enrichment, education and experiences. Through our Random Acts of Music program, musicians perform at senior living facilities and care centers.

The JSO's biggest accomplishment was in October of 2017 when 1,100 3rd and 4th grade students across Jackson County participated in a free two week music education program. At the end of the two weeks the students were transported to the Potter Center at Jackson College when they had an interactive music enrichment program. Through this program five of their Michigan Music for Education Standards were completed. Based on the success of this program the JSO will offer it twice in October of 2018 to reach every 3rd and 4th grade student in Jackson County.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Jackson Symphony Orchestra Association

Board of directors
as of 8/10/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Douglas Wilcoxson

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

Organizational demographics

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