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Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

MSO is a symphony orchestra based in Memphis, TN that was founded in 1953. As of 2018 they had $4.2 million in revenue and $1.6 million in assets.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra's mission is to enrich the lives of our diverse community through exceptional music and dynamic programs and its vision to transform our community through the power of music.

(901) 537-2525
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Program areas at MSO

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra strives to enrich the lives of our diverse community through exceptional music and dynamic programs. More than 400 musicians, staff and volunteers make up the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony chorus and Memphis Symphony league, operating educational programs, organizing community engagement events and performing concerts

Form 990s for MSO

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jul 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Apr 12, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 4, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Aug 20, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for MSO

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,964,064
Program services$1,195,322
Investment income and dividends$1,091
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$19,300
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$51,787
Total revenues$4,231,564

Vendors for MSO

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
SalesforceCRM software2019-11-11
███████ ████████ ████Tax accounting2019-06-28
██████ ███Software2018-04-26
███████ ██████Solicitation$6,2402017-06-01
█████████ ██████████ ███ █████ ████Tax accounting2015-08-20
███████ ███ ██████████Consulting$126,0002014-06-01

Personnel at MSO

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Abell PeterPresident and Chief Executive Officer$38,741Feb. 12, 2020
Brandon KnisleyVice President of Patron Engagement-Feb. 12, 2020
████████ ██████General Manager-Feb. 12, 2020
█████ ███████Director of Finance-Feb. 12, 2020
█████ ████████Technical Director and Stage Manager / Stagehand-Feb. 12, 2020
████ ████Director of Development-Dec. 6, 2017
██████ █████Music Director-Feb. 12, 2020
█████ ███████Marketing Manager-Feb. 12, 2020
█████ █████████Patron Services Manager-Feb. 12, 2020
███████ ████████Development Manager-Feb. 12, 2020
...and 10 more key personnel

Peer symphony orchestras

1Knoxville Symphony Society Incorporated501(c)(3)$4.1 millionKnoxville, TN
2Chattanooga Symphony and Opera (CSO)501(c)(3)$2.6 millionChattanooga, TN
3River Oaks Chamber Orchestra501(c)(3)$1.2 millionHouston, TX
4Amarillo Symphony501(c)(3)$1.6 millionAmarillo, TX
5American Classical Orchestra (ACO)501(c)(3)$1.3 millionNew York, NY
6Orchestra Iowa501(c)(3)$2.5 millionCedar Rapids, IA
7West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO)501(c)(3)$2.3 millionCharleston, WV
8Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO)501(c)(3)$2.4 millionMadison, WI
9Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra501(c)(3)$6.1 millionNew Orleans, LA
10Virginia Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$7.8 millionNorfolk, VA
11Elgin Symphony Orchestra Assn501(c)(3)$1.8 millionElgin, IL
12Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society501(c)(3)$10 millionCharlotte, NC
13Yakima Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$1.2 millionYakima, WA
14Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Association501(c)(3)$1.6 millionFort Myers, FL
15Oakland Symphony (OEBS)501(c)(3)$2.6 millionOakland, CA
16Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Society501(c)(3)$4.5 millionLos Angeles, CA
17Reading Symphony Orchestra Association (RSO)501(c)(3)$1.1 millionReading, PA
18Berkeley Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$1.3 millionBerkeley, CA
19Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO)501(c)(3)$2.3 millionSchenectady, NY
20Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$18 millionMilwaukee, WI
21Sarasota Orchestra501(c)(3)$11 millionSarasota, FL
22Richmond Symphony501(c)(3)$5.8 millionRichmond, VA
23New West Symphony Association501(c)(3)$2.5 millionThousand Oaks, CA
24Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$3.0 millionMilwaukee, WI
25Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Association (ASO)501(c)(3)$1.8 millionAnnapolis, MD