Arts, Culture, and Humanities

McCall Music Society Inc

MCCALL, ID   |  McCallMusicSociety.org

Mission

The mission of the McCall Music Society is (1) to present, encourage and support art music in its various forms including, but not limited to, classical music; (2) to organize and financially support local performing groups, including the McCall Chamber Orchestra, the McCall Chorale and the McCall Youth Orchestra; (3) to sponsor and/or present concerts and recitals featuring professional musicians; and (4) to encourage and financially support West Central Idaho youth in their musical education, experiences and careers.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Richard Surbeck

Main address

PO BOX 558

MCCALL, ID 83638 USA

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EIN

94-3085403

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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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?

High Mountain Strings

Funding a violin teacher to provide individual and group lessons to elementary and middle school students. In 2019 there are 21 enrolled.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$15,000

A week-long series of concerts performed by a symphonic orchestra of 50 professional musicians and 3 to 4 featured artists focused on classical and pops genres.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$70,000

Concerts and recitals performed on the second sunday of the month. Performed by professional soloists or small groups focusing on a wide variety of genres.

Population(s) Served
Families
Budget
$5,000

Concerts performed at around Christmas and Spring featuring the McCall Chamber Orchestra, the McCall Chorale and the McCall Youth Orchestra

Population(s) Served
Families
Budget
$4,500

Provide scholarships to fund youth music lessons.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$5,000

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

A. Expand youth music education in West Central Idaho through: 1. Adding cello instruction to the High Mountain Strings program. 2. Increasing scholarships available to elementary and middle school age students. 3. Supporting local schools in their music curriculum. 4. Acquiring additional instruments for rent/loan. 5. Work with Boise Philharmonic to establish Music Summer Camp in McCall. B. Continue to provide and improve the quality of music offerings in our area through C. Supporting the Ponderosa Center in their efforts to fund and construct a convention and performing arts facility.

A. Expanding our efforts to increase funding through grant applications, endowments and fund raising activities. B. Expanding community involvement through establishing auxiliaries to assist in these efforts.

A. The dedication, experience and talents of the Board of Directors and professional support staff.

A. By the growth in the number of students and scholarships in High Mountain Strings. B. By the size and quality of the McCall Youth Orchestra. C. By surveying audiences who attend concerts sponsored by the McCall Music Society.

A. Established funding for student scholarships. Next is to increase the scholarship program. B. Established High Mountain Strings in 2017 which has grown from 6 violin students to 30 in 2019. Next is the addition of cellos and continued expansion of the program. C. Established the SummerFest concert series in 2012 which has been held in July for 8 consecutive years. Next is continued improvement in the quality of the concerts and their appeal to a wider audience. D. Developed the initial impetus for creating a performing arts center in McCall and spun-off a new 501c to pursue the design, land acquisition, and funding for its construction and on-going operation. To date the design is complete, the land has been optioned, and funding efforts are in progress. Next is to assist in obtaining the necessary funds for initiation of construction. E. Co-sponsored Second Sunday Sounds at Six when the director needed support to keep the program going. The Vice-President of the Board of the Music Society took on the role or Managing Director in 2016 and the Society pledged $4,,000 in yearly support. The program is well attended each month and audience feedback is excellent. Next is continuation of the program F. Hired conductors for the McCall Orchestra and Chorale who perform a Christmas and Spring Concert each year. This has noticeably increased the participation of local musicians and singers with marked increase in the quality of the concerts. It has also improved the quality of the McCall Youth Orchestra, who perform at these concerts. G. Lobbied for the inclusion of an orchestra curriculum in McCall/Donnelly Middle and High Schools. This resulted in the school district hiring a teacher to establish the program and curriculum. Next is support of the orchestra music program. H. Gifted xylophones and curriculum to the Roots Pre-school Education Organization to introduce music early in the learning process. Agreed to provide funding for one-year, in the form of a grant, for a music teacher. Next is continued support for this innovative program and potential addition of other pre-school organizations.

Financials

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McCall Music Society Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Richard Surbeck

Laurence Jones

Rey Vertrees

Christine Noga

Thomas Henderson

Larry Zgonc

Mary Lou Rush

Connie Jones

Suzanne Paisley

Robert Hallock

Keywords

music advocacy and education