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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based in Milwaukee, WI that was founded in 1958. As of 2019 they had $18 million in revenue and $81 million in assets.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Inc. ("mso") reaches out to diverse audiences through concert performances and nationally recognized education and outreach programs. All programs are guided by the mso family shared vision which states that the mso e...

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Program areas at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural organization in Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1959, the mso has received critical acclaim for artistic excellence. In addition to making a $44.3 million economic impact in the Milwaukee metropolitan area and infusing $90 million into west Wisconsin avenue as we restore the warner grand theater, the 70 full-time professional musicians in the Symphony perform more than 135 concerts each season for over 200,000 patrons.

Education is integral to the mission of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and comprises two main components: k-12 in-school and education programs that address the need for integrated, high-quality arts education in the public schools and training of young professional musicians through programs such as stars of tomorrow concerts and side-by-side competition, and the Wisconsin youth piano competition. The k-12 education programs of the mso not only provide access to the arts for underserved students and families, they also address the need for integrated high-quality arts exposure and education in the public schools as required by the Wisconsin department of education. These initiatives currently serve more than 30,000 students and hundreds of teachers statewide, and are developed in conformity with the national standards for arts education and the Wisconsin common core standards. The mso continues to adapt its existing programs and develop new ones that support education reform in Wisconsin. This ...

Form 990s for Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-08Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-08May 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-08Apr 19, 2017990View PDF
2015-08Jul 22, 2016990View PDF
2014-08Feb 18, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,756,936
Program services$3,801,735
Investment income and dividends$228,262
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$486
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-2,672
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$18,784,747

Vendors for Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Sikich LLPTax accounting2020-05-29
█████ ██████ ██ █████████Contract Administrator$5,1632019-12-31
████ █████████Insurance agents and brokers$9162019-12-31
████████ ███ ███████Consulting$156,7082019-08-01
███ ████ █████ ███Printing$203,1182019-08-01
██ █████ ████████████Building Construction$1,670,8572019-08-01
██████ █████████ █████Marketing Consultants$124,3062019-08-01
███ █████████ ███Telefunding$55,9582019-08-01
...and five more vendors

Personnel at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Heidi GempelerChief of Staff / Events Manager-Aug. 11, 2020
Catherine KiekhoferChief Accounting Officer / Vice President Finance and Administration$108,314Aug. 11, 2020
█████ █████Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement / Vice President Marketing and Education$140,807Aug. 11, 2020
██████ ███████Chair / President and Executive Director , Michael and-Aug. 11, 2020
████ ███████President and Executive Director$275,134Aug. 11, 2020
█████ █████Director of Finance / Controller-Aug. 11, 2020
████ ██████Director of Communications-Aug. 11, 2020
████████ █████████Senior Director of Marketing and Patron Experience-Aug. 11, 2020
█████ ██████Director of Development Operations-Aug. 11, 2020
███████ █████████Senior Director of Advancement-Aug. 11, 2020
...and 24 more key personnel

Peer symphony orchestras

1Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO)501(c)(3)$5.0 millionMadison, WI
2Philadelphia Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$53 millionPhiladelphia, PA
3The Cleveland Orchestra501(c)(3)$61 millionCleveland, OH
4Jacksonville Symphony Association501(c)(3)$10 millionJacksonville, FL
5Spokane Symphony Society501(c)(3)$5.4 millionSpokane, WA
6Seattle Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$32 millionSeattle, WA
7San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$25 millionSan Diego, CA
8Virginia Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$7.8 millionNorfolk, VA
9Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society501(c)(3)$10 millionCharlotte, NC
10Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)501(c)(3)$45 millionPittsburgh, PA
11Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO)501(c)(3)$31 millionSt Louis, MO
12Sarasota Orchestra501(c)(3)$11 millionSarasota, FL
13Indiana Symphony Society501(c)(3)$27 millionIndianapolis, IN
14Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra501(c)(3)$6.1 millionNew Orleans, LA
15Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO)501(c)(3)$5.1 millionPortland, ME
16Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)501(c)(3)$40 millionDetroit, MI
17Los Angeles Master Chorale Association501(c)(3)$6.5 millionLos Angeles, CA
18The Louisville Orchestra501(c)(3)$7.4 millionLouisville, KY
19Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$13 millionFort Worth, TX
20San Francisco Symphony (SFS)501(c)(3)$87 millionSan Francisco, CA
21Richmond Symphony501(c)(3)$6.5 millionRichmond, VA
22Fort Wayne Philharmonic501(c)(3)$10 millionFort Wayne, IN
23Colorado Symphony501(c)(3)$13 millionDenver, CO
24Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO)501(c)(3)$33 millionCincinnati, OH
25Pacific Symphony501(c)(3)$24 millionIrvine, CA