Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Musical Artists Society of America

Building Community through Musical Artistry

aka Bellingham Music Enrichment Project

Ferndale, WA

Mission

The Bellingham Music Enrichment Project is dedicated to "Building Community Through Musical Artistry." We serve Whatcom County, Washington, with a focus on the greater Bellingham area. Our mission is to provide high quality music instruction which focuses on: the power of making music collaboratively the development of excellent technique Instilling a lifelong love of music Bellingham Music Enrichment Project is an ongoing, active PROJECT. As we create this project, we believe: Music is something best created with others Music is a common language that can create community and bridge divides Those who make music - and those who mentor music makers - will always strive for excellence. But most of all, we believe that making music is FUN!!

Ruling Year

2016

Executive Director

Amy Black

Artistic Director

Timothy M. Black

Main Address

2756 Jessie Court

Ferndale, WA 98248 USA

Keywords

Community Musical Arts

EIN

81-2831140

 Number

3526874642

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Singing Choral (A6B)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our goal is to impact the community through singing with multi-generational groups and focus on the youth of the community.

BMEP is an ongoing and active PROJECT. As we create this project we believe:
Making music together create teamwork and collaboration.
Music is a common language and can create community and bridge divides.
While making music and mentoring music makers, we will always strive for excellence. And we believe that making music if fun.

We have two talented and experienced choral conductors which come to us with a vast international experience working with choral groups ranging in age from elementary students all the way to retired adults.

Looking at enrollment numbers, returning members and audience numbers will be a part of our progress indicators.
We will also be looking at feedback from members, parents, and audience.
If the community embraces our programs and continues to support them will also be an indicator.

We have adopted a 26 year community choir organization under our umbrella. The Bellingham Community Chorus has been the longest standing non-audition choir for adults in the area. This group comes with a great reputation for singing for fun.

The Whatcom Youth Choirs is a program that is replacing a choir in the community which has ceased to exist. The founder and conductor of that group sought us out and is endorsing our youth choir program.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & 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