Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Inc.

Excel Through Music

aka NMYO   |   Ipswich, MA   |  www.nmyo.org

Mission

The mission of the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc. (NMYO) is to provide young musicians with exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for cognitive, social and personal growth through musical performance and community service.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Ms. Terri L. Murphy

Main address

P.O. Box 822

Ipswich, MA 01938-0822 USA

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Formerly known as

Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra (NYSO)

EIN

45-1829730

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Performing Arts Schools (A6E)

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Our programs

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

Orchestral Training & Concert Production

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO) provides high-quality ensemble training led by top area music professionals. NMYO's eight ensembles include Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Intermezzo Orchestra, Overture and Prelude String Orchestras, and three levels of Flute Ensembles. Nine free-to-the-public concerts are presented each season. Each ensemble rehearses weekly and present two major concerts during the season. The Flute Choirs also present a third concert and our advanced musicians present two chamber music concerts each spring. All groups perform shorter outreach concerts throughout the year. All NMYO Symphony Orchestra musicians participate in an eight-week chamber music program as part of the program which culminates in the two chamber music concerts. NMYO auditions are held throughout the year and all students who audition are placed in an ensemble according to their ability. No student is turned away for inability to pay and tuition assistance is offered to those in need.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

The Youth Serving Through Music program is NMYO's community service component and involves all NMYO members. An eight-week chamber music program supplements the orchestral experience for our advanced musicians. These chamber ensembles, along with our Flute Choir musicians, play small outreach concerts at area nursing homes and senior centers. Our younger musicians perform the annual "Thanksgiving Basket Project" community service concert each fall which raises funds for the Food Pantry and the Thanksgiving baskets it provides families in need. Our intermediate players perform a concert for the Ipswich Council On Aging in the spring. In addition, several NMYO high-school musicians act as mentors to young players in Up With Music's "Community Strings" program in Lawrence, MA. Our mentors provide weekly support to the 100+ Lawrence students by coaching and helping with their instrument practice.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Awards

2014 Top-Rated NonProfit Award 2014

Great Nonprofits

Visionary Leader Award to Conductor Walter Pavasaris 2007

Mass. Music Educators Assoc.

Distinguished Service Award to Conductor Walter Pavasaris 2009

Mass. Music Educators Assoc.

Conductor of the Year to Dr. Walter Pavasaris 2017

American String Teachers Assoc., MA Chapter

Music Advocacy Award to Exec. Director Terri Murphy 2010

Mass. Music Educators Assoc.

Paul Smith Hall of Fame Award to Music Director Gerald Dolan 2015

Mass. Instrumental & Choral Conductors Assoc.

Promising Future Music Educator Award to Conductor Michael Coelho 2015

Mass. Music Educators Assoc.

Lee Chrisman Lifetime Achievement Award to Conductor David Rox 2015

National College Band Assoc.

Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence to Dr. Walter Pavasaris 2017

Berklee College of Music Prof. Division

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • 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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Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Melissa Ginsburg

Pentucket Medical Associates and NMYO Parent

Term: 2016 - 2022

Melissa Ginsburg

Pentucket Medical

Lisa Minkkinen Novack

LN Interiors & Windows Imagination

Jennifer Dumouchel

Boxford Schools

Caroline Odden

Phillips Academy

Michelle Boyle

Mass General Hospital

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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/25/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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