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South Coast Symphony

 13642 WINTHROPE ST
 SANTA ANA , CA 92705
[P] (714) 731-8079
[F] --
www.southcoastsymphony.org
[email protected]
Barry Silverman
FOUNDED: 1996
INCORPORATED: 1997
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0721401 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

MISSION STATEMENT

Founded in 1996, The South Coast Symphony, The Unstuffy

Symphony, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The 70

member Symphony services South Orange County’s fifteen diverse

communities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic

musical experience. The Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed

to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of

patrons. The Symphony performs a wide variety of orchestral literature

from the Classics and Opera to Light Classics, Broadway and Pops. The

Symphony’s educational outreach programs, Koncerts for Kids and

Young STARS of the Future are an integral part of our mission to provide

cultural opportunities and experiences for our youth.

Each season, for the past twenty years, the Symphony’s educational

outreach program, Koncerts for Kids, performs for over 3,000 fourth

grade students and their teachers from throughout central and south

Orange County. To date the Symphony has performed for over 43,000

students.

Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

Founded in 1996, The South Coast Symphony, The Unstuffy

Symphony, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The 70

member Symphony services South Orange County’s fifteen diverse

communities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic

musical experience. The Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed

to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of

patrons. The Symphony performs a wide variety of orchestral literature

from the Classics and Opera to Light Classics, Broadway and Pops. The

Symphony’s educational outreach programs, Koncerts for Kids and

Young STARS of the Future are an integral part of our mission to provide

cultural opportunities and experiences for our youth.

Each season, for the past twenty years, the Symphony’s educational

outreach program, Koncerts for Kids, performs for over 3,000 fourth

grade students and their teachers from throughout central and south

Orange County. To date the Symphony has performed for over 43,000

students.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $205,000.00
Projected Revenue $225,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Koncert For Kids

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

Founded in 1996, The South Coast Symphony, The Unstuffy

Symphony, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The 70

member Symphony services South Orange County’s fifteen diverse

communities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic

musical experience. The Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed

to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of

patrons. The Symphony performs a wide variety of orchestral literature

from the Classics and Opera to Light Classics, Broadway and Pops. The

Symphony’s educational outreach programs, Koncerts for Kids and

Young STARS of the Future are an integral part of our mission to provide

cultural opportunities and experiences for our youth.

Each season, for the past twenty years, the Symphony’s educational

outreach program, Koncerts for Kids, performs for over 3,000 fourth

grade students and their teachers from throughout central and south

Orange County. To date the Symphony has performed for over 43,000

students.


Background Statement

Founded in 1996, The South Coast Symphony, The UnstuffySymphony for the OC, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The 70member Symphony’s mission is to provide South Orange County’s fifteenth diversecommunities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic musical experience. The Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of concertgoers. The Symphony performs a wide variety of orchestral literature from the Classics and Opera to Light Classics, Broadway and Pops. Ticket prices are reasonable. The South Coast Symphony Alliance and Junior Alliance, our support groups, include over50 members who are instrumental in providing numerous volunteer and support services.

The Symphony performs at Coast Hills Church and at Soka University Performing Arts Center. For close to two decades, South Coast Symphony’s Koncerts for Kids has performed for over30,000 students and their teachers from cities and communities throughout South Orange County. These LIVE symphonic concerts are held annually during the school day. Students and teachers are bused to and from their schools to the concerts completely free of charge!  Koncerts for Kids is a specifically designed multi-media program for fourth grade  students incorporating both music and art. They experience music, performed by a large symphony orchestra, from a variety of genres including classical, jazz, opera, film scores from Hollywood and the music of Broadway. One of the reasons this program is such a success is because of the work of our partners. The Symphony Alliance and staff from the Capistrano Unified School District .

The Premiere county-wide Performance Competition &Concert The goal of the Young STARS of the Future Competition and Concert is to foster new, young talent residing or studying in Orange County, California. Winners of the Young STARS of the Future auditions are selected by a Jury of distinguished musicians. The criteria are exceptional talent, virtuosity, artistic individuality, projection as a performer, and promise. The musicians compete against a standard of excellence - not each other. Past winners are now performing on Broadway, in National Touring Companies, as classical artists, and attending major music universities like Julliard, Manhattan School of Music, and the USC Thornton School of Music.


Impact Statement

South Coast Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of patrons.

Through their educational outreach program, the symphony has performed for over 43,000 elementary school students over the course of 18 years providing many children with their first concert experience.

The symphony has also sponsored competitions for young musicians assisting many with their careers. We've had 54 competition winners and have awarded thousands of dollars in cash prizes. In addition, each winner has the honor of performing in front of a full concert hall as a soloist with the symphony. Many of our award winners have gone on to professional careers in music, Broadway, beyond.

As Orange County’s “unstuffy” symphony, we offer an enjoyable yet affordable and comfortable concert experience for everyone!


Needs Statement

 

We are requesting funding for a program (“Koncert 4 Kids”) that targets fourth-grade students in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) and the Tustin Unified School District (TUSD). The demographics of both school districts have changed in the past several years; they are much more culturally diverse with approximately 25% of the students being non-white. An increasing number of students come from families who earn at or below the county’s median income. Approximately 16% of the students in CUSD participate in the “Free & Reduced Cost” school lunch program. The reality for most of these families is that there are little to no resources for exposure to, or involvement in, any kind of music or dramatic arts programs. This reality, coupled with the growing number of schools who have cut their music and art education budgets, means that thousands of students literally have no access to music or art of any kind. We also service several private schools in South Orange County, CA.

More and more studies are recognizing the connection between education and the arts and the positive impact the arts have on a child’s development of cognitive thinking and learning skills.

 

CEO Statement

 

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

mailing a check, phone donation, on website, email blasts, in-kind donations,

Geographic Area Served

South Orange County
All of Orange County, California

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Music
  2. Youth Development -
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities -

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Programs


Koncert For Kids

For over a decade, South Coast Symphony’s Koncerts for Kids has performed for over 30,000 students and their teachers from cities and communities throughout South Orange County. These LIVE symphonic concerts are held annually in February during the school day. Students and teachers are bused to and from their schools to the concerts completely free of charge! Koncerts for Kids is a specifically designed multi-media program for fourth grade students incorporating both music and art. They experience music, performed by a large symphony orchestra, from a variety of genres including classical, jazz, opera, film scores from Hollywood and the music of Broadway. Highlights of these concerts have included an interactive music and art performance to the music of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and multi-media presentations from the film scores of composer John Williams. The students also have the opportunity to hear performances at each concert from two very talented young performers who have been chosen as award winners from the Symphony’s annual Young STARS of the Future Competition. Students attending these concerts come from schools in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) and private schools in South County.

One of the reasons this program is such a success is because of the work of our partners. The Symphony Alliance and staff from the Capistrano Unified School District along with volunteers from the Philharmonic Society of Orange County who coordinate the concert logistics. Financial support has come from The Allergan Foundation, Fluor Foundation, Hennings-Fischer Foundation and the Pacific Life Foundation. The Capistrano Unified School District Foundation has partnered with the Symphony to partially fund the cost of busing for the students to these concerts.

Budget  $39,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Appreciation
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Students hear and appreciate concert performances for the first time and experience young soloists which result in their actual participation in a lifetime of music appreciation including actual learning to plat instruments.  Young attendees have in fact now joined the orchestra as performers
Program Long-Term Success 
18 years with 43000 students and we expect another 20 years at least with 3000 or more students per concert.
Program Success Monitored By 
The teachers who accompany the student audience send back letters from the students and report actual appreciation of the opportunity to hear an orchestra in live performance rather than listing only to their IPADS.
Examples of Program Success 
The 4th grade teachers sign up as soon as the concert is noticed and the concerts are always over booked.  There is a waiting list each year.  Years later the young adults tell us that this was their first concert and that they have lasting memories of attending and appreciate the opportunity.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Barry Silverman
CEO Term Start Aug 1996
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 85%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair John Kendrick
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Sept 2015 - Aug 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Dr. Ronald Adamany Vice-President of the Board Voting
Ben Barth Past President Voting
Mike Ghetto Director of Public Relations Voting
Lisa Gray Education Director Voting
Ronald Jagner CPO and Treasurer Voting
John Kendrick President of the Board Voting
Nancy Lowery Alliance President Voting
Andrew Matlaf Director of Marketing Voting
Wanda Ortiz Secretary Voting
Dr. Millard Roth "Community Volunteer" Voting
Barry Silverman CEO Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2017 to Aug 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $225,000.00
Projected Expenses $205,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents

2014 990

2012 990

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $197,219 $217,994 $224,724
Total Expenses $205,612 $213,617 $202,152

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$118,176 $116,157 $141,773
Government Contributions $0 $750 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $750 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $76,987 $98,092 $75,970
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $0 $0
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $2,056 $1,774 $6,881
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $0
Other -- $-553 $-6,781

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $181,230 $182,402 $165,435
Administration Expense $24,382 $24,794 $29,642
Fundraising Expense -- $6,421 $7,075
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.96 1.02 1.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses 88% 85% 82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 5% 5%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $74,226 $82,619 $78,242
Current Assets $61,726 $67,619 $60,742
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 $0
Current Liabilities -- $0 $0
Total Net Assets $74,226 $82,619 $78,242

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? --
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are shown together under Foundations and Corporation Contributions.

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