Arts, Culture, and Humanities

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC

Let's play.

aka BSO

Baltimore, MD

Mission

Founded in 1916, the mission of the BSO is to perform the highest quality symphonic music of all eras that nurtures the human spirit. The BSO is committed to engaging, inspiring, educating, and serving its audiences in a fiscally responsible manner and to enhancing Maryland as a cultural center of vitality and importance.

Ruling Year

1944

Principal Officer

Peter Kjome

Main Address

1212 Cathedral St

Baltimore, MD 21201 USA

Keywords

Orchestra, music, music education, arts education, symphony

EIN

52-0629696

 Number

7896293685

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Years of funding cuts have eliminated or severely reduced arts education in public schools, and an uncertain economic climate has greatly impacted access to the arts. The BSO partners with City and County Schools and other community partners to present transformative concerts onstage, and help us close the arts education gap in Baltimore City and the County.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Family Concerts

Music Box Concerts

Midweek Concerts

Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras

Side-by-Sides

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The overarching goal of the BSO's youth programming is to reach and impact every child in Maryland through the power of music. Specific objectives associated with these education initiatives include:
- Cultivating interest in symphonic music from an early age;
- Enhancing the quality of and increasing access to arts education for all Maryland public school students;
- Improving social and academic behaviors;
- Enhancing student learning while reinforcing State and National curricula (where applicable); and
- Nurturing creative expression through musical exposure and participatory activities.

External Reviews

Financials

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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