JULIUS & ESTHER STULBERG COMPETITION INC

aka Stulberg International String Competition   |   Kalamazoo, MI   |  http://www.stulberg.org

Mission

The mission of the Stulberg Competition is to promote excellence in string instrument performance by gifted young artists under the age of twenty.

Ruling year info

1975

Executive Director

Ms. Margaret Hamilton

Main address

359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 14

Kalamazoo, MI 49007 USA

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EIN

51-0147234

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Single Organization Support (A11)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Competition

An annual event drawing applications from around the world from gifted young string artists under the age of 20. Twelve semifinalists are chosen to compete live in Kalamazoo, MI for cash awards and performance opportunities. The Competition is adjudicated by a world-renowned panel of judges.

Population(s) Served

Stulberg Master Classes are held in conjunction with the annual Competition, with world-renowned Competition judges serving as clinicians. Regional string students under the age of 20 are chosen by audition to perform in these classes, which are free and open to the public.

Population(s) Served

Stulberg medalists and Master Class students perform education outreach services for underserved audiences throughout the community.

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Goals & Strategy

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The Stulberg Competition promotes excellence in string instrument performance by gifted young artists under the age of twenty. We provide performance and educational opportunities for young musicians through our Competition, Master Classes, and Education Outreach/Community Engagement programs. We seek to assist young musicians in preparing for their performance careers and/or college studies, while providing exceptional musical experiences for diverse audiences.

The Stulberg continues to be guided by the strategic map, created by the board of directors working under the guidance of TSI Consulting Partners Inc in 2012. That Strategic Plan identifies four areas of priority:

A. Continue to Improve the Competition Experience and Value
B. Expand and Strengthen the Stulberg's Reputation and Visibility
C. Expand and Diversify Funding to Support Growth and Sustainability
D. Strengthen Organizational Effectiveness

The Stulberg is currently engaged in a new Strategic Planning Process, facilitated by Dr. Peter Dams of Dams & Associates. Completion is anticipated in early 2019.

The Stulberg's board of directors provides critical professional expertise and financial support. Board members are community leaders with expertise in finance, law, marketing, fund development, music education/performance, technology, and business. The Stulberg's part-time executive director (Margaret Hamilton) brings over 30 years of experience in music, education and arts administration. Important IT resources include Acceptd (online application/audition system), GiftWorks donor software and QuickBooks financial software. In addition to printed materials and advertisements, the Stulberg uses internet resources such as its web site, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Constant Contact. Other valuable resources include ONEPlace, Cultural Data Project, Epic Center, partner organizations, Discover Kalamazoo, Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, and American String Teachers Association. Annual financial reviews are conducted by Flegal & Melnik of Portage, MI.

The Stulberg celebrates 44 years in 2018-19, a notable record of longevity. Its roster of laureates and judges reflect luminaries in the musical world. Recent accomplishments include record numbers of applications (over 200 in 2018) and attention from NPR's From the Top, which broadcast a documentary-style program in October 2018, based on its coverage of the 2018 Competition.

The Stulberg is currently engaged in a strategic planning process, facilitated by Dams & Associates. Completion is anticipated in early 2019. Future goals will include growing the donor base, expanding corporate sponsorships, revitalizing planned giving program, establishing an alumni network, and increasing performance opportunities for medalists.

Financials

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JULIUS & ESTHER STULBERG COMPETITION INC

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
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Board chair

Ms. Linda Depta

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Term: 2017 - 2019

Nan Harrison

Community Volunteer

David Johnson

Legal Office of David J. Johnson, PLLC

Greg Seiler

Stifel - Ray Financial Group

Chris Shook

Jim Gilmore Jr. Foundation

Charles Wattles

Long Road Investment Counsel

Alisa Carrel

Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

Theresa Coty O'Neil

Freelance Writer and Instructor

Anders Dahlberg

Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

Pamela Enslen

Warner Norcross + Judd

Kathleen Jones

Fifth Third Private Bank

Erin Mapes

Bronson Healthcare

Naomi Siegel Morse

Community Volunteer

Kurt Voissem

Kurt Voissem & Associates

Renata Artman Knific

Western Michigan University

Jane Rooks Ross

Arts Consultant

Audrey Lipsey

Crescendo Academy of Music

Colleen McBride

CJ McBride Consulting for the Nonprofit Community

Josh Koets

JKDA Computer Solutions

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 ? 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? 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