SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS
SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Mr. Steven Edwards
Steven Edwards is Music Director of Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. Since 1990, he has prepared or conducted hundreds of concerts for the New Orleans Symphony, and its successor, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Under his leadership, SCNO has enjoyed critical acclaim for the quality and variety of its self-produced programs, earning numerous Gambit Magazine “Tribute to the Classical Arts" awards, and recognition at the 2009 Community Arts Awards by the Arts Council of New Orleans. Edwards also serves as Professor of Music and Director of the Honors Program at Delgado Community College. He maintains an active schedule as guest conductor of opera and musical theatre, and as pianist in vocal recitals and instrumental chamber music.
SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANSOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANSBoard of directors
as of 04/06/2022
Board of directors data
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes 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 oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 01/30/2021
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- 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.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- 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.