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SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION

aka Sa   |   Santa Rosa, CA   |  www.srsymphony.org

Mission

The Santa Rosa Symphony inspires and engages the residents of our region with the finest musical performances and educational programs through its core values of organizational strength, innovative programming, fiscal responsibility, and community service. Santa Rosa Symphony’s vision is to create one of the nation’s leading regional symphony orchestras, recognized as a model of artistic vibrancy, educational leadership, fiscal vitality, and community engagement.

Ruling year info

1988

President & CEO

J. Andrew Bradford

Main address

50 Santa Rosa Ave Ste 410

Santa Rosa, CA 95404 USA

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EIN

94-6134075

NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

Music (A68)

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Subscription Symphony Series

Santa Rosa Symphony currently performs at least seven concert programs every year led by Music Director and Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, each program being presented three times with an additional open rehearsal, for a total of 28 public performances. The programs include premieres and world premieres of works commissioned through the First Symphony Project, as well as pre-concert talks.

Population(s) Served

Each year Santa Rosa Symphony commissions multiple new symphonic works by emerging composers and performs their premiere concerts to help strengthen careers in orchestral composition and contribute to the expansion of the repertoire worldwide. Each commission is accompanied by ancillary educational activities, such as masterclasses for Sonoma State University music majors, music appreciation lectures for the general public, and special activities for children, youth and families through the Institute for Music Education.

Population(s) Served

Santa Rosa Symphony currently performs at least four non-classical orchestral concerts every year led by Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz, presenting music of different styles and genres, including rock, pop, film scores and holiday music.

Population(s) Served

Santa Rosa Symphony currently makes six concerts available every year for online streaming thus reaching a global audience.

Population(s) Served

Santa Rosa Symphony's education programs are presented under the umbrella of the Institute for Music Education, offering year-long music instruction for children and youth, a robust scholarship and financial aid program for underserved students, performances for families, and other presentations aiming to foster music appreciation in all ages. Below is the list of programs:

Simply Strings: After-School Social Action through Music
Music for Our Schools (including the acclaimed Free Concerts for Youth "FCFY" - IGNITE!)
Training Young Musicians (including an international music exchange tour for advanced students)
Family Concerts
Pre-Concert Talks
Discovery Series (open rehearsals)
Instrumental masterclasses

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Award for Excellence in Community Engagement 2002

Metlife Foundation

Award for Adventurous Programmming of Contemporary Music 2013

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Total number of performances

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Subscription Symphony Series

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

There are 21 concerts in a regular season. In 2020-21, concerts were presented online due to the pandemic. In 2021-22, one previously postponed program was added to the regular season.

Goals & Strategy

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Financials

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SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Keven Brown

Garth Bixler

Jacques Schlumberger

Sean Pryden

Corinne Byrd

Hallie Beacham

Sharon Beckman

Pat Caskey

Judy Chen

Bryan Coryell

Carolyn Coyman

Mark Dierkhising

Shari DeMaris

Fernando Dizon

Nancy Doyle

Jack Dupre

Susan Dzieza

Betty Ferris

Robert Gleeson

Madeleine Gunderson

Nancy Hall

Jamei Haswell

Keith Hilen

Mark Jacobson

Susan Jette

Sara Kozel

Betha MacClain

Valerie Marshall

Ann Marie McGee

Nancy Novak

John Reed

Alan Seidenfeld

Irene Sohm

David Stare

Mark Stevens

Paul Swenson

Eugenia Wie

Julia Wilkinson

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes