AMERICAN YOUTH SYMPHONY INC

Inspiring the future of classical music

aka AYS   |   El Segundo, CA   |  www.aysymphony.org

Mission

The American Youth Symphony’s mission is to inspire the future of classical music by providing landmark fellowships to virtuosic young adults and exceptional, innovative, and free concerts to the Los Angeles community. Competitively selected, our orchestra is comprised of 100 musicians who represent extraordinary talent from all over the world. By offering our community remarkable concerts at world-class venues, we remain committed to creating access and opportunity for everyone to experience the inspiration of this beautiful art form.

Ruling year info

1962

Executive Director

Ms. Tara Aesquivel

Music Director

Mr. Carlos Izcaray

Main address

2301 Rosecrans Ave Suite 2160

El Segundo, CA 90245 USA

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EIN

95-2076046

NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

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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?

American Youth Symphony

The American Youth Symphony prepares talented young musicians for careers in music and in the world's finest symphony orchestras. The program offers unique rehearsal and performance experiences and brings vibrant music to Los Angeles' diverse communities through a series of five to six admission-free concerts at Royce Hall.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The American Youth Symphony's Share-A-Stand program provides teaching artist mentors to three Title-I middle schools in the LA Unified School District. Teaching artists are current members in the AYS orchestra and gain valuable teaching experience by leading rehearsals or sectionals, and guiding the middle school musicians through composition projects. Each school year culminates with a performance.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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Financials

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AMERICAN YOUTH SYMPHONY INC

Board of directors
as of 2/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kevin Dretzka

Herbert Gelfand

Beverly Gelfand

Mary Levin Cutler

David Newman

Krystyna Newman

Shoshana Claman-Sheinberg

Steven Linder

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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

Organizational demographics

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