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Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Entertaining. Engaging. Exciting. Extraordinary.

HAGERSTOWN, MD   |  http://marylandsymphony.org

Mission

To provide musical performances and programs that educate and entertain while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the surrounding region.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Kimberly Bowen

Main address

21 South Potomac Street 2nd Floor

HAGERSTOWN, MD 21740 USA

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EIN

52-1259358

NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

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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?

KINDER KONZERTS

Designed for preschoolers and children in kindergarten, these concerts introduce our littlest listeners to the wonder of orchestral music and the instruments that bring music to life.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of the orchestra and its many different instruments! Symphony Saturdays, presented by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, gives your child the opportunity to hear the sounds of the various symphonic instruments, pick them up and try their hand at playing them, and learn about music alongside our professional musicians.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

This program offers every first, second and third grade student the opportunity to participate in a series of three interactive assembly presentations about orchestral music. MSO musicians introduce students to instrument families, basic musical concepts, and familiar songs and great classical compositions to improve their musical awareness.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts are held each spring at the Maryland Theatre. We utilize the LinkUp program through Carnegie Hall, which gives students grades 3-5 the opportunity to join the orchestra in a participatory program in which they learn to sing and/or play an instrument in the classroom and perform with the MSO from the audience.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Children and youth

The MSO Education committee will review the eligibility of each applicant and determine recipients based upon the MSO Education requirements set forth. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Bennett Rubin Memorial Scholarship Fund is made possible through a grant from the Hagerstown Rotary Club Contributions Committee and contributions invested in Loving Memory of Mr. Bennett S. Rubin, a Past-President of the MSO Board of Directors, by his late wife Mrs. Geraldine Rubin and by The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Adolescents

Five Masterworks programs featuring the full orchestra with soloists of international renown.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Popular guest artists and symphonic fare programmed for broad appeal.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

League of American Orchestras 2024

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 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jason Call

Blue Ridge Risk Partners

Jane Anderson

Deborah Bockrath

Kim Bowen

Jake Caldwell

Jason Call

Linda Hood

Michelle Leveque

James G Pierne

Susan Rocco

Hugh J Talton

M.D.

William "Tad" Holzapfel

Teresa Barr

Marjorie Hobbs

Monica Lingenfelter

Eric Rollins

Jean Hamilton

Nick Mohar-Schurz

Candice Mowbray

Doug Spotts

Jim Stone

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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 2/8/2024

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