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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Joy of Music Program

Worcester's Community Music School

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three stars

88.92

One Gorham Street Worcester, MA 01605
tel: (508) 856-9541   Web Site
EIN: 04-3055099

Board Leadership
Mary Ellen Beaton
President

CEO
Wendy Ardizzone
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.92 three stars
  Financial 84.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Joy of Music Program (JOMP) was founded in 1989 to help young children develop a life-long relationship with music, by giving them a joyful and solid musical foundation on which to build in a non-competitive environment. The school's offerings include private instrumental lessons, an exciting choice of classes, highly-regarded jazz and classical ensemble programs, and a vibrant Youth Orchestra and Sinfonietta. Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for many years, you will experience a musical kinship and spirit of community at JOMP that is affirming and energizing.

Joy of Music Program (JOMP) was founded in 1989 to help young children develop a life-long relationship with music, by giving them a joyful and solid musical foundation on which to build in a non-competitive environment. The school's offerings include private instrumental lessons, an exciting choice of classes, highly-regarded jazz and classical ensemble programs, and a vibrant Youth Orchestra and Sinfonietta. Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for many years, you will experience a musical kinship and spirit of community at JOMP that is affirming and energizing.

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Financial

three stars

84.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 22.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.63
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Joy of Music Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Joy of Music Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Joy of Music Program (MA) 88.92 three stars
Free Spirit Media (IL) 92.57 four stars
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (NY) 89.77 three stars
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (CA) 90.77 four stars
MacPhail Center for Music (MN) 88.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $348,960
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,017
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,100
Total Contributions $368,077
   Program Service Revenue $547,388
Total Primary Revenue $915,465
   Other Revenue $252
TOTAL REVENUE $915,717
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $701,213
   Administrative Expenses $223,486
   Fundraising Expenses $58,362
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $983,061
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-67,344
   
Net Assets $2,721,771

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
Music Education $701,213 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 09/03/2019 88.92 three stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 89.45 three stars
2016-08 05/01/2017 87.86 three stars
2015-08 06/01/2016 83.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 76.43 two stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 82.12 three stars

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

EIN 04-3055099
Name in IRS Master File JOY OF MUSIC PROGRAM INC
NTEE Code A6E
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Schools
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (200) Business promotion (chamber of commerce, business league, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 November, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$63,156 6.42% Gwendolyn Ardizzone Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$64,152 6.52% Richard Ardizzone Associate Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Joy of Music Program (MA) 88.92 three stars
Settlement Music School (PA) 93.82 four stars
Center for Creative Education (FL) 97.87 four stars
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (NY) 89.77 three stars
The Ghetto Film School (NY) 89.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Joy of Music Program
One Gorham Street
Worcester, MA 01605
tel: (508) 856-9541
fax: (508) 856-0983
EIN: 04-3055099

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Board Leadership

Mary Ellen Beaton
President

CEO

Wendy Ardizzone
Director

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