Sedona Chamber Music Society Inc

Friends sharing Magical Music with Friends in the Majestic Red Rocks of Sedona

aka Chamber Music Sedona   |   Sedona, AZ   |  https://chambermusicsedona.org/

Mission

The mission of Chamber Music Sedona is to enrich the culture of Sedona, the Verde Valley and Northern Arizona by presenting outstanding classical music performed by the world’s finest musicians and promote a love of the performing arts through music education programs.

Ruling year info

1983

Artistic Director

Nickolas Canellakis

President

Brynn Burkee Unger

Main address

2030 W State Route 89A Suite B-5

Sedona, AZ 86336 USA

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EIN

94-2920643

NTEE code info

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

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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?

Concerts for Youth

Each season, Chamber Music Sedona (CMS) obtains grant funding to provide free “Concerts for Youth” to students from all Sedona schools plus master classes for select students at Winter and Spring Music Festivals. Each year, the anticipated audiences total more than 1500 students and teachers. Funding from the City of Sedona, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and other funders also helps provide scholarships for music lessons for deserving students. This program is supported by the music teachers and Superintendent Dearden as part of his “whole child” learning vision. In addition, CMS has obtained grant funding and donations to provide musical instruments, sheet music and supplies to Sedona area schools.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
People of Central American descent
People of European descent
American Indians

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Chamber Music Sedona (CMS) serves the people of Sedona and Northern Arizona. This population is all inclusive. CMS directly serves the people who attend our concerts and events. We also serve the schools and schoolchildren in the area. CMS maintains continuous feedback loops with the people we serve.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Direct interaction with audiences, students and teachers.,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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, CMS does not have some of the issues itemized here., To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Chamber Music Sedona has expanded its school programs and community outreach in response to requests from school administrators, teachers and the community.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Chamber Music Sedona was created as a community organization. As such, CMS has always maintained open channels of communications with the community, the local government, local funders, businesses, schools and other organizations. It is routine for CMS to obtain feedback from the people we serve, and routine for CMS to respond to that feedback.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Sedona Chamber Music Society Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brynn Burkee Unger

Chamber Music Sedona

Term: 2019 - 2022

Brynn Burkee Unger

Chamber Music Sedona

Birgit Loewensein

Chamber Music Sedona

Winnie Muench

Chamber Music Sedona

Steve Segner

Chamber Music Sedona

Marisa Wilson

Chamber Music Sedona

Richard Witlin

Chamber Music Sedona

Rob Schottland

Chamber Music Sedona

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? 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? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/2/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/06/2021

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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.