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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Los Angeles Master Chorale Association

Expanding and transforming the artistry of voice.

three stars

87.65

135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 972-3110   Web Site
EIN: 95-2315682

Board Leadership
Philip A. Swan
Chair

CEO
Jean Davidson
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.65 three stars
  Financial 86.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Los Angeles Master Chorale is widely recognized as one of the country's leading professional choirs and one of Southern California's most vibrant cultural treasures. Hailed for its powerful performances, technical precision, and artistic daring, the Master Chorale is led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President and CEO Jean Davidson. It is a founding resident company of The Music Center and the choir-in-residence at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Chorister positions are highly sought-after and the professional choir is a diverse and vocally dynamic group showcasing the many voices of L.A. We are an independent and innovative professional vocal ensemble that shares the traditional and evolving spectrum of choral music with the widest possible audience. We advance this art through performance, community education, collaboration, commissioning and recording

The Los Angeles Master Chorale is widely recognized as one of the country's leading professional choirs and one of Southern California's most vibrant cultural treasures. Hailed for its powerful performances, technical precision, and artistic daring, the Master Chorale is led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President and CEO Jean Davidson. It is a founding resident company of The Music Center and the choir-in-residence at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Chorister positions are highly sought-after and the professional choir is a diverse and vocally dynamic group showcasing the many voices of L.A. We are an independent and innovative professional vocal ensemble that shares the traditional and evolving spectrum of choral music with the widest possible audience. We advance this art through performance, community education, collaboration, commissioning and recording

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Financial

three stars

86.44

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Los Angeles Master Chorale Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Los Angeles Master Chorale Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.65 three stars
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (TX) 90.14 four stars
Louisville Orchestra (KY) 90.78 four stars
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MI) 92.09 four stars
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,048,110
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $566,430
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $162,350
Total Contributions $3,776,890
   Program Service Revenue $2,659,183
Total Primary Revenue $6,436,073
   Other Revenue $116,692
TOTAL REVENUE $6,552,765
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,125,500
   Administrative Expenses $682,882
   Fundraising Expenses $402,065
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,210,447
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $342,318
   
Net Assets $4,124,744

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 $3,683,170 71.9%
Providing Artistic Resources to the Community $976,641 19.1%
Providing Education Opportunities $465,689 9.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.65 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 83.58 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 86.83 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2017 85.97 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 95-2315682
Name in IRS Master File LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE ASSN
NTEE Code A6B
NTEE Classification Singing, Choral
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 October, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,090 3.38% Jean Davidson President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$290,244 4.67% Grant Gershon Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.65 three stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 93.93 four stars
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (TX) 87.05 three stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 92.01 four stars
Richmond Symphony (VA) 85.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Los Angeles Master Chorale Association
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 972-3110
fax: (213) 972-3136
EIN: 95-2315682

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Board Leadership

Philip A. Swan
Chair

CEO

Jean Davidson
President and CEO

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