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New York Youth Symphony

Educating and inspiring young musicians through exceptional training and performance opportunities.

four stars

90.30

110 West 40th Street Suite 1503
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 581-5933   Web Site
EIN: 13-6133041

Board Leadership
A. Slade Mills, Jr. and Robert L. Poster
Co-Chairs

CEO
Shauna Quill
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.30 four stars
  Financial 91.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

New York Youth Symphony's (NYYS) mission is to educate and inspire young musicians through exceptional ensemble training and performance opportunities. The NYYS is one of the most awarded youth programs of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, educational programs for talented young musicians. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area's most gifted musicians ages 12-22, its activities have since grown to encompass programs in chamber music, conducting, composition, jazz, and musical theater songwriting with performances at world class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Through its commissioning program, First Music, the NYYS has commissioned over 170 works from young composers since 1984.

New York Youth Symphony's (NYYS) mission is to educate and inspire young musicians through exceptional ensemble training and performance opportunities. The NYYS is one of the most awarded youth programs of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, educational programs for talented young musicians. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area's most gifted musicians ages 12-22, its activities have since grown to encompass programs in chamber music, conducting, composition, jazz, and musical theater songwriting with performances at world class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Through its commissioning program, First Music, the NYYS has commissioned over 170 works from young composers since 1984.

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Financial

four stars

91.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
73.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Youth Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Youth Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MI) 90.85 four stars
Austin Symphony Orchestra (TX) 89.91 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,104,891
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $240,270
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $97,625
Total Contributions $1,442,786
   Program Service Revenue $229,182
Total Primary Revenue $1,671,968
   Other Revenue $138,875
TOTAL REVENUE $1,810,843
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,120,824
   Administrative Expenses $215,820
   Fundraising Expenses $184,679
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,521,323
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $289,520
   
Net Assets $6,562,866

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
Orchestra Program for Youth $770,082 68.7%
Chamber Music Program $112,580 10.0%
Jazz Band Classic $110,478 9.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 90.30 four stars
2017-08 04/01/2020 87.28 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 13-6133041
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK YOUTH SYMPHONY INC
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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, 1964
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
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$179,698 11.81% Shauna Quill Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 90.58 four stars
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (CA) 91.95 four stars
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 92.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New York Youth Symphony
110 West 40th Street
Suite 1503
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 581-5933
EIN: 13-6133041

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Board Leadership

A. Slade Mills, Jr. and Robert L. Poster
Co-Chairs

CEO

Shauna Quill
Executive Director

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