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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

American Composers Orchestra

Innovating right before your ears

three stars

88.39

494 Eighth Avenue Suite 503
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 977-8495   Web Site
EIN: 13-2838450

Board Leadership
Frederick Wertheim
Chairman

CEO
Edward Yim
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.39 three stars
  Financial 87.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1975, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) identifies today's brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases regional, national and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music, reflecting geographic, stylistic, and temporal diversity. To date, ACO has performed music by nearly 500 American composers, including more than 100 world premieres and newly commissioned works. In pursuit of its singular mission, ACO maintains an unparalleled range of activities including an annual concert series at Carnegie Hall, commissions, recordings, radio broadcasts, educational programs, and new music reading sessions. New initiatives include composer fellowships and special projects designed to serve and advance the field.

Founded in 1975, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) identifies today's brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established composers as well as those lesser-known, and increases regional, national and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music, reflecting geographic, stylistic, and temporal diversity. To date, ACO has performed music by nearly 500 American composers, including more than 100 world premieres and newly commissioned works. In pursuit of its singular mission, ACO maintains an unparalleled range of activities including an annual concert series at Carnegie Hall, commissions, recordings, radio broadcasts, educational programs, and new music reading sessions. New initiatives include composer fellowships and special projects designed to serve and advance the field.

Financial

three stars

87.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 15.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Composers Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Composers Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 88.39 three stars
Youth Orchestra of the Americas (DC) 86.84 three stars
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (NY) 85.72 three stars
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 89.38 three stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 92.56 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $558,668
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $124,320
Total Contributions $682,988
   Program Service Revenue $221,170
Total Primary Revenue $904,158
   Other Revenue $156,127
TOTAL REVENUE $1,060,285
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,157,057
   Administrative Expenses $254,993
   Fundraising Expenses $217,085
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,629,135
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-568,850
   
Net Assets $2,393,077

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 $816,691 70.6%
Music Readings $179,873 15.5%
Music Factory $160,493 13.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.39 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.48 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.12 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.57 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 70.42 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 87.13 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 71.28 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 75.99 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.91 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 77.89 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 85.83 three stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 83.57 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 57.32 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 62.23 one star
2004-06 10/01/2005 60.39 one star

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

EIN 13-2838450
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA 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 (90) Cultural performances
(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 March, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Edward Yim President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$134,271 8.24% Michael Geller President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 88.39 three stars
Dallas Symphony Association (TX) 89.00 three stars
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL) 89.11 three stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 95.38 four stars
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (OH) 91.96 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Composers Orchestra
494 Eighth Avenue
Suite 503
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 977-8495
fax: (212) 977-8995
EIN: 13-2838450

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Board Leadership

Frederick Wertheim
Chairman

CEO

Edward Yim
President

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