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DETROIT CHAMBER WINDS

aka Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings   |   Southfield, MI   |  http://detroitchamberwinds.org/

Mission

The mission of Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings is “to be a nationally recognized ensemble that engages Detroit area audiences and enriches our region through exceptional and innovative performances of chamber music with unique repertoire and venues.”

Ruling year info

1983

President

Mr. Maury Okun

Main address

24901 Northwestern Highway Suite 312

Southfield, MI 48075 USA

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EIN

38-2445218

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

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Programs and results

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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?

Signature Concert Series

Seven-Concert Subscription Series in southeast Michigan

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Work status and occupations

Six-concert series at Hagopian World of Rugs in Birmingham, MI

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Arts Education programs for K-12 students, including two curriculum-based programs ("Bremen Town Musicians" and "Science & Sound") that connect music to literature, language, and science. We also collaborate with Macro Connect on another program that intersects computer coding with music composition.

DCWS also collaborates with the Detroit Institute of Arts, Oakland Community College, and Eisenhower Dance Detroit in an original program called "Music & Dancing with Wolves," featuring new music and dance with classic children's stories in live and free presentations for young children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status

Collaborative model through ArtOps, a wholly-owned LLC of Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings that shares staff and expertise with a number of separate non-profit arts organizations in southeast Michigan. We provide professional back-of-the-house services to help each institution fulfill its mission while streamlining administrative efficiencies they could otherwise not afford.

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Our nationally-recognized series pairs amazing musical explorations of unique Detroit spaces. Structurally Sound is part-concert, part-lecture curated by our local artists, providing a one-of-a-kind look at architecturally or historically significant venues by relating musical repertoire to unique qualities in each space.

Population(s) Served

Community heART Highland Park is an original program of ArtOps, 2016-2021. CAHP is a multi-year initiative that seeks to build and strengthen community life through the arts.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people

JazzEd Detroit is an original program of ArtOps created in 2019 in collaboration with five anchor jazz education organizations in the area: the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Carr Center, Michigan State University Community Music School, Detroit Jazz Festival, and Music Hall Center for the Arts. JazzEd Detroit is a new program created to promote the rich landscape of jazz education programs throughout metro Detroit.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Artists and performers
Students
Teachers
Social and economic status

Where we work

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • 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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DETROIT CHAMBER WINDS

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Margaret Winters


Board co-chair

Mr. Geoffrey Nathan

Mary Brevard

Retired Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, BorgWarner

Margaret Winters

Executive Vice President and Provost, Wayne State University

Jane Conway

Volunteer

Damien Crutcher

Founder & CEO, Crescendo Detroit

Gloria Heppner

Retired Associate Vice President of Research, Wayne State University

Tom Hitchman

Retired Director, Forecasting & Market Analysis, General Motors

Mary Jarman

President, MJ Marketing and MarketPulse

Matthew Morin

CEO, Macro Connect

Maury Okun

President, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, ArtOps, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

Ralph Safford

Attorney and Principal, Safford & Baker

Edward Sharples

Retired Dean, Wayne State University

Ann Throop

Retired Executive, IBM

Marilyn Hey Webster

Retired Faculty, Oakland Community College

Barry Williams

Retired Engineering Supervisor, Chrysler Corp.; Volunteer

Beverly Williams

Retired Nurse Case Manager; Volunteer

Andrea Wulf

Retired from Trust Banking

Sally Baker

Senior Director of Planned Giving at University of Michigan

Geoffrey Nathan

Emeritus Professor (English/Linguistics) and retired Chief Privacy Officer, Wayne State University

Victoria King

Retired Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassoonist, founding musician of Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

Michael L. Cher

Chief of Urology, Karmanos Cancer Center Dr. Donald J. and Dorothy Jaffar Endowed Professor of Urology Professor and Chair, Department of Urology - Wayne State University - School of Medicine

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/6/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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Gender identity

Transgender Identity

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No data

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No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/12/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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 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.