EAST BAY PERFORMING ARTS

aka Oakland Symphony, Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, Oakland Symphony Chorus, East Bay Performing Arts   |   Oakland, CA   |  http://www.oaklandsymphony.org

Mission

The Oakland Symphony, Youth Orchestra and Chorus bring together orchestral music, choral music and youth education to strengthen the Oakland/East Bay community by providing quality live performances, education for lifetime enrichment and the perpetuation of the performing arts.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Dr. Mieko Hatano

Main address

1440 Broadway Ste 405

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

94-3081554

NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

Singing Choral (A6B)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Programs and results

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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?

Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra

Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra presents several classical and youth outreach concerts each season. Consisting of nearly 90 talented music students (aged 12-22 years) from 46 schools and more than 30 cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Youth Orchestra is open by audition to all qualified young people from Bay Area schools. No musician is excluded for reasons of financial need.

Population(s) Served
Students

Established in 1958, the 110-member Oakland Symphony Chorus is recognized as one of the East Bay’s finest choirs and a premier resource for continuing education in the choral arts. The Oakland Symphony Chorus enriches our community through high-quality musical performances and educational workshops that raise appreciation and understanding of choral music while providing opportunities for people who love to sing.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Symphonic music is a vital and evolving art form. The Symphony offers a wide range of symphonic music, not limited to the traditional classic repertoire, in order to reach a broad and diverse audience. We contribute to the future of symphonic music by commissioning and performing new works by diverse living American composers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A leader in music education, Oakland Symphony has developed a comprehensive instrumental music program that serves over 1,600 students at 21 Oakland public schools. School visits by Michael Morgan and Symphony musicians bring music to institutions where there is little or no instrumental music education. Oakland Symphony’s programs serve a student population that is primarily African American, Asian and Latino, in some of the city’s most economically challenged neighborhoods.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Hall Pass provides free access to the full concert experience for eligible community members facing financial challenges. Symphony Hall Pass holders can receive up to four (4) FREE tickets to all Oakland Symphony performances.

Hall Pass is available to members of our community receiving financial assistance from the State of California, as well as Active, Guard, and Reserve Military Households. Eligibility is determined by the Department of Health and Human Services and by our partner organizations specializing in providing no-cost or low-cost services to individuals and families receiving state assistance.

All ticketed concerts at the Paramount Theatre are available through Hall Pass, including all six season concerts and our holiday event, Let Us Break Bread Together.

How Do I Get My Hall Pass?
Individuals receiving any form of public assistance through the Alameda County Social Services agency should email Sylvia Soublet at [email protected]

Active, Guard, and Reserve Military Households should email [email protected]

Hall Pass cards are also available from a number of our partner organizations. Click HERE to see a list of current Hall Pass Partner Agencies and Organizations. In order to receive a Hall Pass from a partner organization, you must be affiliated with the organization. If you are not affiliated with a listed partner, contact Sylvia Soublet as listed above.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. To present live professional symphonic and collaborative artistic performances to diverse audiences in Oakland and East Bay communities;

2. To serve as a community resource, offering education, performances and outreach to schools and the community, introducing new audiences of children and adults to symphonic music;

3. To help ensure the future of symphonic music through the commission and performance of works by contemporary American composers;

4. To provide leadership in the artistic community by fostering unity, collaboration and co-creation among Oakland and East Bay arts organizations.

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, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    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?

Financials

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EAST BAY PERFORMING ARTS

Board of directors
as of 3/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. James Hasler

Clorox Company (retired)

Term: 2018 - 2020

James Hasler

The Clorox Company

Donna Williams

Ernst & Young Retired Partner

Monique Stevenson

Del Monte Foods, Retired

Charles Crane

Bette Epstein

Reed Smith

Joseph Frank, Sr.

Wells Fargo Investments

Carol Henri

IBM

Harry Howe

Deborah Spangler

Carla Picci

Oakland Symphony musician rep

Deborah Spangler

Oakland Symphony musician rep

Donald Rigler

Salesforce.com

Christopher Dann

Dan Ashley

ABC7- KGO

Baker Peebless

Oakland Symphony

Carol Pereira

Altamont Capital Partners

Brandon Purnell

Digital Risk 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/31/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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