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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Los Angeles Master Chorale Association

Expanding and transforming the artistry of voice.

87.47

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 87.47
  Financial 86.12
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

Financial

86.12

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.47
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc. (MI) 85.04
Dallas Symphony Association (TX) 87.52
Empire State Youth Orchestra (NY) 86.18
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 86.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,435,828
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $499,590
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $139,330
Total Contributions $4,074,748
   Program Service Revenue $3,585,856
Total Primary Revenue $7,660,604
   Other Revenue $93,652
TOTAL REVENUE $7,754,256
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,066,550
   Administrative Expenses $756,513
   Fundraising Expenses $863,766
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,686,829
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $67,427
   
Net Assets $4,184,382

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 $3,464,569 57.1%
Providing Artistic Resources to the Community $1,164,237 19.2%
Performing on a Presented-Artist Basis $762,259 12.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 87.47
2018-06 09/03/2019 87.65
2017-06 11/01/2018 83.58
2016-06 02/01/2018 86.83
2015-06 06/01/2017 85.97

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)
(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
$210,090 2.73% Jean Davidson President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$299,863 3.90% Grant Gershon Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.47
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 93.23
Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra (CO) 85.46
Symphony Silicon Valley (CA) 85.74
Dallas Symphony Association (TX) 87.52

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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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