Amarillo Symphony, Inc.

aka Amarillo Symphony   |   Amarillo, TX   |
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Amarillo Symphony, Inc.

EIN: 75-1153018


The Amarillo Symphony inspires, educates, and unites our region through the power of music.

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Executive Director

Larry Lang

Main address

301 S Polk Suite 700

Amarillo, TX 79101 USA

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Subject area info

Orchestral music

Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

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?

The Amarillo Symphony Programs

The Amarillo Symphony has been touching lives with beautiful music since 1924. As the only professional orchestra in the Panhandle area, the Symphony employs 85 skilled musicians to perform for more than 2,300 subscribers each year. The Symphony's season is anchored by a seven-concert series in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. These concerts are devoted to bringing audiences some of the canon's most memorable works, masterpieces ripe for rediscovery and brilliant compositions never before heard in Amarillo. The Symphony is also joined by renowned guest artists, including Van Cliburn Award-winning pianists and other acclaimed instrumentalists and vocalists. The Symphony's musicians are the most sought-after performers in Amarillo. Many maintain full schedules as music teachers and private instructors, though several have day jobs outside the music field. Our musicians also are frequently sought out to play in a variety of endeavors in Amarillo's bustling arts scene. In addition to its regular concerts, the Symphony offers an array of successful education programs, from youth orchestras to specialized music programs for underprivileged children, bringing the gift of music to thousands of young people throughout the Texas Panhandle each year. In addition, the Symphony and the Symphony Guild provide educational opportunities for adults interested in learning more about classical music.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

League of American Orchestras 2023

How we listen

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Amarillo Symphony, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 FY22 Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 15.21 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Amarillo Symphony, Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Amarillo Symphony, Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Amarillo Symphony, Inc.’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$3,021 $181,607 -$112,401 $1,029,913 -$651,365
As % of expenses -0.2% 9.1% -6.0% 62.8% -24.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$18,927 $165,701 -$121,120 $1,026,838 -$653,690
As % of expenses -1.1% 8.2% -6.4% 62.5% -24.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,677,924 $1,945,811 $1,727,605 $1,600,308 $2,592,502
Total revenue, % change over prior year -6.7% 16.0% -11.2% -7.4% 62.0%
Program services revenue 33.5% 33.1% 29.0% 18.3% 32.5%
Membership dues 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1%
Investment income 5.9% 5.1% 6.2% 5.6% 6.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 5.5% 12.2% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 50.4% 51.6% 52.6% 51.2% 57.0%
Other revenue 9.7% 9.9% 6.4% 12.6% 4.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,776,752 $1,993,239 $1,870,988 $1,640,033 $2,669,676
Total expenses, % change over prior year -4.3% 12.2% -6.1% -12.3% 62.8%
Personnel 49.0% 46.7% 50.7% 58.3% 46.6%
Professional fees 17.2% 14.3% 14.0% 5.2% 12.7%
Occupancy 1.8% 1.7% 2.2% 2.9% 1.8%
Interest 0.3% 0.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 31.7% 37.0% 32.7% 33.5% 38.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,792,658 $2,009,145 $1,879,707 $1,643,108 $2,672,001
One month of savings $148,063 $166,103 $155,916 $136,669 $222,473
Debt principal payment $843 $0 $151,203 $0 $1,327
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $155,565 $41,927
Total full costs (estimated) $1,941,564 $2,175,248 $2,186,826 $1,935,342 $2,937,728

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.3 2.9 1.6 1.6 2.5
Months of cash and investments 37.1 34.5 34.8 47.4 25.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 22.2 20.9 21.5 31.0 16.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $342,636 $478,440 $243,134 $214,063 $555,477
Investments $5,148,957 $5,248,566 $5,178,146 $6,257,640 $5,031,200
Receivables $29,358 $41,301 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $193,422 $193,422 $195,891 $354,822 $250,488
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 87.0% 95.2% 98.4% 56.2% 75.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.7% 10.3% 6.9% 5.0% 8.2%
Unrestricted net assets $3,311,293 $3,476,994 $3,355,874 $4,382,712 $3,729,022
Temporarily restricted net assets $360,215 $249,380 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $1,525,676 $1,525,676 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,885,891 $1,775,056 $1,711,319 $1,938,789 $1,599,137
Total net assets $5,197,184 $5,252,050 $5,067,193 $6,321,501 $5,328,159

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Larry Lang

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Amarillo Symphony, Inc.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Amarillo Symphony, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Terry White

Laura Street

Steve Bowen

Brian Bruckner

Doug Hyde

Alan Rhodes

Robyn Rhodes

Terry White

Terry Sheldon

Clint Esler

Suzanne Wheeler

Craig Cunningham

Ginger Denney

Christine Garner

Robert Hansen

Dan Hanson

Kimberly Hieb

Kay Kennedy

Eileene Moss

Camille Nies

Marianne Pierce

James Rauscher

Kathy Sheldon

Claudia Stuart

Peter Stynes

Janet Townsend

Shane Williams

Mindi Zanowiak

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No