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North Atlanta Voices Inc

Educate. Create. Build Community

aka North Atlanta Voices   |   Sandy Springs, GA   |  http://www.northatlantavoices.org

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North Atlanta Voices Inc

EIN: 84-4201303


Mission

North Atlanta Voices, is an opportunity for those seeking to engage with their community and cultivate their love of music and singing. Our chorus is an educational experience for both the chorus participants and audiences alike. Chorus participants are taught music theory, music history, and performance context of each piece as well as vocal technique at weekly rehearsals. At concerts, audiences get full immersion into the music by way of context provided by the artistic director. Concerts are engaging, entertaining and enlightening.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are increasing our concerts from 2-4 to continue to spread our mission of Educate. Create. Build Community. Our community of singers has grown from 19 singers at our inception in 2018 to 90 singers in the Spring Semester 2024.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Ms Cheryl Logan

Artistic Director

Mr Lucas Tarrant

Main address

860 Johnson Ferry Rd, STE 140-338

Sandy Springs, GA 30342 USA

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EIN

84-4201303

Subject area info

Arts education

Music

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Singing Choral (A6B)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a lack of quality music education for members of the community who did not pursue music as a career. Growing up, most individuals develop a love of music in school or lessons, but most do not go on to pursue a career as it becomes just a love or hobby. Classical music and singing, especially, have created narrow-minded views of its accessibility. Additionally, in large metropolitan communities, there is a disconnect between its members. It is difficult, if not impossible, to connect with other members of your community if there is not a forced interaction at a regular gathering i.e. church, work, etc. There is a dire need for community building by way of other common interests. Also, in a technology-driven world, interpersonal skills are at a decline as the need to develop these skills becomes increasingly insignificant.

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?

Community Outreach

Our aim is to make music accessible to all. Singers get full immersion into singing techniques, music theory, site reading while developing a strong sense of community within the choir. Members of the community get an education in classical choral pieces with the Artistic Director providing educational commentary about each piece and composer. A community connection is formed between the chorus and community members.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of paid seats filled for performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We were unable to perform in 2021 due to COVID. We did have one virtual performance that was donation based.

Hours of expertise provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For the year 2023, we have had a surge in growth. To achieve and maintain this growth it has required more hours of expertise by our Artistic Director, Executive Director and Fundraising Advisor.

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars paid to artists

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We make a conscious effort to hire instrumentalists that are students and/or local.

Number of professional artists employed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of open rehearsals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

We are aiming to break the stigma of classical music and singing accessibility. Additionally, we are allowing members of our disconnected community to connect through common interests like their love of music. As the pandemic raged on in 2021, the world became even more disconnected. Lucas Tarrant, Artistic Director/VP of Music, arranged for the chorus to rehearse weekly via virtual meetings and for interested singers to have Zoom voice lessons. The chorus recorded the beautiful melody, Sing Your Way Home, via Zoom during this period. Each singer, in their own home, recorded their voice part. All of the parts were blended, and the end product was exhilarating for the participants and the public who viewed our project. We were "together" again!

For music, expert artistic direction and education in the form of myriad resources including electronic learning resources, additional practice sessions, and individualized coaching.
For community, in addition to regular, weekly rehearsals, we also engage the community at local events and socials. Previous appearances include local businesses and farmers' markets.

Our organization has grown quickly and has great retention rates. Our first season, we ended with 19 members. On the verge of the close of our second season, we have nearly 50 members. Additionally, we have strong reviews from our community and receive moral and fiscal support from some of the most prominent members.

We have more than doubled in size even after being apart during the pandemic. Our concerts typically have a regular attendance of 150-300 depending on the venue. Members have expressed positive feelings about the group and in under two years we qualified for and received our 501(c)(3) determination. I think, by definition, achieving this determination is a landmark for our organization. Additionally, we have made classical music and singing accessible to all who are interested as we are non-auditioned.
Moving forward, our goal is to continue outreach and share music with the less fortunate members of our community who could not, otherwise, attend our concerts. Such venues may include retirement communities and women's shelters.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

North Atlanta Voices Inc

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

North Atlanta Voices Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $19,991
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $19,221
Special Events $11,870
Other Revenue $970
Total Revenue $52,102
Expenses
Program Services $34,245
Administration $14,295
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $48,541

North Atlanta Voices Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $52,102
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $48,541
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $3,561

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms Cheryl Logan

Cheryl Logan, a native of Sandy Springs, GA, is a dynamic force in the realms of community development. As the Executive Director and co-founder of North Atlanta Voices, Cheryl is dedicated to empowering communities through the transformative power of collective voices. Cheryl holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Roanoke College in Virginia, where she cultivated a passion for understanding societal dynamics and fostering positive change. Her academic journey laid the foundation for her commitment to community engagement. Beyond her professional endeavors, Cheryl is deeply invested in sustainability and the preservation of nature. Her certification as a Georgia Master Naturalist reflects her dedication to environmental awareness and conservation. Cheryl Logan's multifaceted career journey embodies a commitment to community, sustainability, and the harmonious blending of nature and human endeavors.

Artistic Director

Lucas Tarrant

Lucas has a rich history of music making both on stage and at the podium. He has conducted operas, musicals, and many choruses in varying degrees of skill. In addition to being the Artistic Director, he also maintains a private voice studio and is the music director for Dance It Off Musical Theatre Troupe. Before moving to Atlanta 3 years ago, he resided in Oklahoma City where he attended the prestigious Oklahoma City University. At OCU, Lucas received his BM in Vocal Performance and Music Education and remained at OCU for his MM in Choral Conducting. He served as an adjunct music faculty member and conducted two university choirs. Although he loves choral music as a whole, his passion and and specialty is Russian Choral Music from the late 19th and early 20th century.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

North Atlanta Voices Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Cheryl Logan

North Atlanta Voices, INC

Term: 2020 - 2025


Board co-chair

Lucas Tarrant

North Atlanta Voices, INC

Term: 2020 - 2025

Carole Brown

Mercer, Partner, Retired

Stefanie Freinkel

Freelance Writer

Peggy Horn

Morneau Shepell

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No
  • 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 2/26/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/06/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • 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 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.