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South Coast Symphony

 13642 WINTHROPE ST
 SANTA ANA , CA 92705
[P] (949) 633-1134
[F] --
www.southcoastsymphony.org
[email protected]
Barry Silverman
FOUNDED: 1996
INCORPORATED: 1996
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Organization DBA --
Former Names Aliso Viejo Symphony (1996)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0721401 00000

Summary


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 2019
Projected Expenses $220,400.00
Projected Revenue $221,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Young STARS of the Future
  • Koncert For Kids

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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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 Unstuffy Symphony, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The 70 member Symphony’s mission is to provide 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. Ticket prices are reasonable, with free parking at all venues. The South Coast Symphony Alliance and Junior Alliance, our support groups, include over 50 members who are instrumental in providing numerous volunteer and support services.

The Symphony performs at Coast Hills Auditorium and other local venues in centrally located Aliso Viejo. For the past 21 years, South Coast Symphony’s Koncerts for Kids has performed for over 52,000 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-graders performed by a large symphony orchestra. They experience a variety of music, professionally narrated, from various genres including classical, jazz, opera, the film scores from Hollywood and the music of Broadway. One of the reasons this program is such a success is because of the assistance of our partners, the Symphony Alliance and staff from the Capistrano Unified School District.

Young STARS of the Future is the premiere county-wide Performance Competition & Concert. The goal 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, the Manhattan School of Music, the Colburn School, and the USC Thornton School of Music.


Impact Statement

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

Through our educational outreach program, Koncerts for Kids, the symphony has performed to over 52,000 elementary school students over the last 20 years, providing many children with their first concert experience.

The symphony has also sponsored a county-wide competition for young, gifted musicians, assisting many with their careers. To date the Symphony has featured 54 competition winners and have awarded over $55,000 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, and 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


Young STARS of the Future

YOUNG STARS of the FUTURE

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. Each winner receives a $1000 Scholarship and a performance with the Symphony. Auditions are open for all Orchestral Instruments as well as Piano, Harp, Voice and Conducting. The three categories include Classical, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. To date the Symphony has awarded over $55,000 in scholarshipsPast winners are now performing on Broadway and in national Touring Companies. Winners in our Classical division are performing in concert halls throughout the country.


Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

Each year Young STARS of the Future Competition and Concert continues to present new, young talent residing or studying in Orange County. Winners are highlighted at our annual concert. Many also have the opportunity to perform on the Symphony’s new chamber series, Soirees Musicales, or be featured as a solo performer at our Koncerts for Kids. Many of our past winners go on to major in a career in music or theatre. We have past winners attending Juilliard, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, The Colburn School and the USC Thornton School of Music.

Program Long-Term Success 

For the past 21 years the Young STARS of the Future Competition and Concert has been fostering new, young talent residing or studying in Orange County. Winners are now performing on Broadway and in national Touring Companies. One of our past winners, Krysta Rodriguez, originated the role of “Wednesday Adams” in the 2010 Broadway production of The Addams Family, and was in the original production of Spring Awaking and the revival of A Chorus Line. She also starred on Broadway in First Date. Krysta was a regular on the TV series, Smash. Past winners in our classical division are performing in concert halls throughout the country, and attending major music universities like Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, The Colburn School and the USC Thornton School of Music.

Program Success Monitored By  The Symphony stays in touch with our past winners as they attend college or university, and then follows their careers. Many have been invited back to perform with the Symphony as Alumni winners, as well as featured soloists.
Examples of Program Success  Winners are now performing on Broadway and in national Touring Companies. One of our past winners, Krysta Rodriguez, originated the role of “Wednesday Adams” in the 2010 Broadway production of The Addams Family, and was in the original production of Spring Awaking and the revival of A Chorus Line. She also starred on Broadway in First Date. Krysta was a regular on the TV series, Smash. David Lisker and Michi Wiancko. violinists, have carved out professional classical careers. Tayler Mettra, a winner from 2007, is now a featured performer at Disneyland and is performing in musicals throughout southern California. Past winners in our classical division are performing in concert halls throughout the country, and attending major music universities like Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, The Colburn School and the USC Thornton School of Music.

Koncert For Kids

For the past 20 years the South Coast Symphony’s Koncerts for Kids has performed for over 52,000 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. 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 who coordinate the concert logistics. Financial support has come from The Allergan Foundation, the City of Aliso Viejo, the Jane Deming Fund administered through the Orange County Community Foundation, Hennings-Fischer Foundation, McBeth Foundation and the Pacific Life Foundation

Budget  $38,000
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Appreciation
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Students hear and appreciate concert performances for the first time and experience young, talented soloists which result in their actual participation in a lifetime love of music. To provide encouragement to these students in making musical instrument and vocal choices.  Some of our young attendees from previous years are now professional musicians playing with our Symphony!
Program Long-Term Success 
The goals of this educational outreach program is to eventually offer it to every fourth grader here in Orange County. To foster a love of Symphonic music in all of its various forms, and to develop a whole new generation of patrons for the fine arts.
Program Success Monitored By 
The teachers and principals who accompany the students to our concerts send back letters from the students reporting their appreciation for the opportunity to hear an orchestra in live performance rather than listing only to their iPads. Letters and comments are available upon request.
Examples of Program Success 
The 4th grade teachers sign up as soon as the concert has been announced. These concerts always have a wait list for schools to attend! Years later the young adults tell us that this was their first concert and that they have lasting memories of Koncerts for Kids.

Management


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

BARRY SILVERMAN received his bachelor and master degrees from USC, with an emphasis in conducting, performance and music education. After USC, he began performing throughout Southern California and at the movie studios in Hollywood. His performance credits cover a wide range of media including chamber music, opera, ballet, jazz, pop, and a large number of orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic, where he spent four years in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Maestro Silverman is the founder and music director of the South Coast Symphony. For more than a decade, he served as Music Director of the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra. While at Chapman University, he conducted the Opera Orchestra and was director of the Wind and Jazz Studies program. Mr. Silverman was the co-founder and music director of Foothill Youth Summer Theatre in La Cañada & Broadway Superstar Camp at Saddleback College. Performance emphasis has been on the presentation of contemporary music with performances at the famed Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles and at the Contemporary Music Series at the American Embassy in Israel. He has premiered and recorded a number of percussion compositions, and has directed percussion ensembles around the world. Mr. Silverman has participated as conductor, performer and creator for hundreds of Concerts for Youth for Young Audiences of LA, Performing Tree, the Orange County Philharmonic Society, and the Symphony's own Koncerts for Kids. He has lectured at a number of universities here and abroad. Mr. Silverman has served as head of the Instrumental Music Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) where he was director of the Concert Orchestra and the OCSA String Quartet for over 10 years. He is married with four children and 3 grandchildren.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Barry Silverman CEO --
Rachel Verbeek Office Assistant and Music Librarian Owned and operated Da Capo Music Store for over 10 years. Has been Symphony librarian for more than 5 years.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Arts OC 2019

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

The South Coast Symphony has collaborated with the following Orange County performing organizations:
Anaheim Ballet 
Women's Chorus of Orange County
Lyric Opera of Orange County 
The All-American Boy's Chorus
The Friendship Chorale
Orange County School of the Arts 
Festival Singers 
 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 85%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy No
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
Ben Barth Past President Voting
Adriana Chirilov E/LA A Global Creative Ad Agency Voting
Lisa Gray Education Director Voting
Ronald Jagner CFO and Treasurer Voting
John Kendrick President of the Board Voting
Nancy Lowery Alliance President Voting
Andrew Matlaf Director of Marketing Voting
Richard Norwood -- 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: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 6
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 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2018 to Aug 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $221,000.00
Projected Expenses $220,400.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 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 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $206,269 $197,219 $217,994
Total Expenses $194,294 $205,612 $213,617

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$144,548 $118,176 $116,157
Government Contributions $0 $0 $750
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $750
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $58,628 $76,987 $98,092
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- $0
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $762 $2,056 $1,774
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $0
Other $2,331 -- $-553

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $171,995 $181,230 $182,402
Administration Expense $9,079 $24,382 $24,794
Fundraising Expense $13,220 -- $6,421
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.06 0.96 1.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 88% 85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 9% 0% 5%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $86,201 $74,226 $82,619
Current Assets $76,201 $61,726 $67,619
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $0
Current Liabilities -- -- $0
Total Net Assets $86,201 $74,226 $82,619

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
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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