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American Composers Orchestra

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three stars

85.01

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 85.01 three stars
  Financial 81.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

81.88

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (FL) 87.57 three stars
Flint Institute of Music (MI) 86.13 three stars
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (CA) 88.10 three stars
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 90.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,303,864
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $68,066
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $92,000
Total Contributions $1,463,930
   Program Service Revenue $241,160
Total Primary Revenue $1,705,090
   Other Revenue $188,608
TOTAL REVENUE $1,893,698
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,246,823
   Administrative Expenses $276,059
   Fundraising Expenses $195,066
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,717,948
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $175,750
   
Net Assets $2,538,993

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 $872,776 70.0%
Music Readings $249,365 20.0%
Music Factory $124,682 10.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 85.01 three stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,751 10.57% Edward Yim President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$135,360 7.87% Michael Geller Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL) 89.11 three stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 86.72 three stars
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (TX) 90.14 four stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 95.38 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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