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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

Providing a wide range of musical and teaching experiences

83.30

117 North Boston Suite 201
Tulsa, OK 74103
tel: (918) 584-3645   Web Site
EIN: 20-3798077

Board Leadership
Roger Blais
President

CEO
Keith C. Elder
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.30
  Financial 94.65
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in October, 2005, the unique concept of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has gained national attention as a number of other professional orchestras search for a practical alternative to the traditional structure. The mission of TSO is to collaborate and resonate throughout the community as the professional orchestra that educates, entertains, inspires and distinguishes their community through musical excellence and innovation. TSO is committed to serving the Tulsa community as productive citizens, artists, teachers, facilitators, innovators, musical ambassadors and wherever their talents are needed.

Founded in October, 2005, the unique concept of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has gained national attention as a number of other professional orchestras search for a practical alternative to the traditional structure. The mission of TSO is to collaborate and resonate throughout the community as the professional orchestra that educates, entertains, inspires and distinguishes their community through musical excellence and innovation. TSO is committed to serving the Tulsa community as productive citizens, artists, teachers, facilitators, innovators, musical ambassadors and wherever their talents are needed.

Financial

94.65

Accountability & Transparency

77.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (OK) 83.30
The Amarillo Symphony (TX) 89.62
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (OH) 91.89
Toledo Symphony (OH) 88.28
Marin Symphony (CA) 87.54

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,193,814
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $149,292
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,343,106
   Program Service Revenue $971,407
Total Primary Revenue $3,314,513
   Other Revenue $16,466
TOTAL REVENUE $3,330,979
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,019,308
   Administrative Expenses $324,533
   Fundraising Expenses $200,809
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,544,650
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $786,329
   
Net Assets $2,487,250

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Concerts $1,298,739 64.3%
Accompany Other Professional Groups $516,579 25.6%
Education Program $203,990 10.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 83.30
2018-06 07/01/2019 84.63
2017-06 08/01/2018 86.90
2016-06 11/01/2017 86.97
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.92
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 03/01/2016 84.88
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.50
2013-06 08/01/2014 83.20
2012-06 11/01/2013 80.33

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-3798077
Name in IRS Master File TULSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Keith C. Elder Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$76,133 2.99% Tim Mcfadden Executive Committee Vice President
$69,341 2.72% Ronald Predl Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (OK) 83.30
Flint Institute of Music (MI) 88.49
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 85.43
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (MA) 85.91
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.34

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Charity Contact Info

The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
117 North Boston
Suite 201
Tulsa, OK 74103
tel: (918) 584-3645
fax: (918) 584-3603
EIN: 20-3798077

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Board Leadership

Roger Blais
President

CEO

Keith C. Elder
Executive Director

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