World-Class Chamber Music • Authentic • Local

Asheville, NC   |
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EIN: 20-1206646


Pan Harmonia is an artist-directed repertory company bringing professional chamber concerts to audiences of all ages in diverse settings ranging from traditional music halls to homeless shelters and prisons. We believe that social justice and arts access go hand in hand.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are good stewards of our donation. Here's where the money goes: 46% musicians' fees; 28% administrative, keeping up with the myriad office tasks, and 26% for production expenses, a wide range of costs from our phone and internet bills, office supplies, marketing and music licensing, to name a just few. Donations from private individuals and family foundations make up 43% of our operating budget.

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Principal Officer

Kate Steinbeck

Main address

PO Box 18342

Asheville, NC 28814 USA

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Subject area info

Arts education

Musical ensembles and groups

Population served info


Immigrants and migrants

Economically disadvantaged people

Incarcerated people

NTEE code info

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Year-round concerts

up to 30 concerts annually

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Launched in 2012, Shining Light Project provides free performances to underserved and marginalized people in our community in nursing homes, homeless shelters, prisons and other such facilities.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work


Best of WNC Local Favorite 2012

Mountain Xpress

Best of WNC Local Favorite 2013

Mountain Xpress

Artistic Excellence 2010

National Endowment for the Arts

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Pan Harmonia's goals enriching our community with world-class art music and providing living wage work for local musicians and their families.

With music, the work is temporal. You can't hold it in your hand. We believe that in spending time with people and immersing them in an art form, our basic compassion and shared humanity creates a transcendent and moving experience.

We believe that beauty ennobles the heart. We seek ways to bring this music to the full spectrum of our society.

During our more than 18 year history, we have produced hundreds of concerts including our Shining Light Project outreach to people far from the classical music mainstream audience--folks in prisons, homeless shelters and senior centers.

We keep doing the work at the highest level possible and continue to seek out audiences, both new and long standing.

Pan Harmonia ensembles are ever shifting according to the music at hand. We have a core group of professional musicians, drawn from the area's very finest players, depending on repertoire.

Our ensembles are generally 2-4 max. The reason is twofold; a small group makes for a marvelously intimate encounter for artists and audience alike, and it is more financially viable. We are committed to paying living wage and keeping ticket prices affordable.

As Pan Harmonia begins its 19th season in September 2018, we look back on years of accomplished artistry and successful fund-raising.

We have produced world-class music for more than 18 years from small to larger works including:
Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" (2013); JS Bach Brandenburg Concerti, No. 5 (2014) and No. 4 (2015).

We are scrappy, consistently hard working and good stewards of our donations. We live in a small community without much industry, so finding local funding is always a challenge.

On the local end, we are constantly out in the community both as citizens and artists connecting and engaging.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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

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Principal Officer

Kate Steinbeck


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 07/01/2023
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Board chair

Michael Jones

Retired chemical engineer

Michael Jones

Retired Chemical Engineer

Kate Steinbeck

Self-employed/Part-time Pan Harmonia Staff

Elizabeth Austin


Rosalind Buda

Self-employed bassoonist

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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