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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Empire State Youth Orchestra

Challenging and inspiring young people to achieve excellence through music

three stars

86.18

432 State Street Schenectady, NY 12305
tel: (518) 382-7581   Web Site
EIN: 22-2317557

Board Leadership
Patty Michaelson & Kurt Bratten
Co-Chairs

CEO
Rebecca Calos
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.18 three stars
  Financial 95.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) engages more than 600 youth from across New York's Capital Region and Western New England in the joyful pursuit of musical excellence. Guided by outstanding teaching artists, coaches and conductors, members explore their potential alongside like-minded peers in an environment that is musically daring and seriously fun! ESYO has provided outstanding music training and performance opportunities for young musicians since 1979. ESYO envisions exceptional youth ensembles and orchestras that reflect the diversity of our vibrant communities, and that share a joyful passion for music making.

Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) engages more than 600 youth from across New York's Capital Region and Western New England in the joyful pursuit of musical excellence. Guided by outstanding teaching artists, coaches and conductors, members explore their potential alongside like-minded peers in an environment that is musically daring and seriously fun! ESYO has provided outstanding music training and performance opportunities for young musicians since 1979. ESYO envisions exceptional youth ensembles and orchestras that reflect the diversity of our vibrant communities, and that share a joyful passion for music making.

Financial

four stars

95.44

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.59
  Program Expenses Growth 17.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Empire State Youth Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Empire State Youth Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Empire State Youth Orchestra (NY) 86.18 three stars
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Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 98.54 four stars
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (TX) 90.49 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $382,867
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $382,867
   Program Service Revenue $969,388
Total Primary Revenue $1,352,255
   Other Revenue $202,467
TOTAL REVENUE $1,554,722
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,280,956
   Administrative Expenses $200,622
   Fundraising Expenses $140,721
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,622,299
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-67,577
   
Net Assets $2,311,641

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
Public Performances $1,246,511 97.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 86.18 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 86.22 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 22-2317557
Name in IRS Master File EMPIRE STATE YOUTH ORCHESTRA
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 (119) Other cultural or historical 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, 1980
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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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Empire State Youth Orchestra (NY) 86.18 three stars
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Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 87.36 three stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 85.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Empire State Youth Orchestra
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
tel: (518) 382-7581
fax: (518) 382-0254
EIN: 22-2317557

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Board Leadership

Patty Michaelson & Kurt Bratten
Co-Chairs

CEO

Rebecca Calos
Executive Director

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