EIN 95-2217011

The Music Center (TMC)

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The Music Center, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, serves more than 1.3 million people annually through performances by its four resident companies – LA Opera, the LA Phil, Center Theatre Group, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Also known as...
Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County
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Program areas at TMC

Center operations:tmc maintains and operates The facilities on behalf of Los Angeles County. The facilities include: walt disney concert hall; dorothy chandler pavilion; ahmanson theatre; mark taper forum; jerry moss plaza; and grand park. The Center is home to four renowned resident companies: Center theatre group; Los Angeles master chorale; Los Angeles opera company; and Los Angeles philharmonic association. Tmc provides facility maintenance, security, guest services, production, and scheduling and events management. In The current fiscal year, more than 500,000 guests attended over 500 ticketed performances (see schedule o for continuation)in The Center's venues, reflecting a gradual increase following The pandemic closure in The prior year. Tmc also manages and operates Los Angeles County's 12-acre grand park. The park features multi-use lawns, stages, and open spaces available for both leisure and civic gatherings. The park typically has more than 1 million guests visit annually to enjoy its many ammenities. The park has become The central gathering place in Los Angeles for major holiday celebrations including july 4th and new year's eve.
Capital improvementsunder The terms of The operating agreement with The County of Los Angeles, tmc transfers title of leasehold and other capital improvements to The County of Los Angeles upon purchase. As such, tmc expenses these purchases as they are incurred. Capital improvement expenses also include debt service related to bonds payable for The 2007 mark taper forum renovation, amortization of food and beverage contract acquisition costs, and various capital improvements across The tmc campus.
Tmc arts:tmc has developed a rapidly growing artistic role in Los Angeles County. All tmc Arts' programs are developed through The lens of engagement and with a focus on creating programs that respond to and are reflective of The diverse populations that comprise Los Angeles County. This approach applies to The range of tmc Arts programs, whether a ticketed presentation of a dance company in tmc's theatres for its "glorya kaufman presents dance at The Music Center" series, or a free and/or low-cost participatory program in The jerry moss plaza, such as tmc's "dance dtla." Many of The events produced by tmc arts(see schedule o for continuation)in grand park are curated in conjuction with The park's numerous community partners. In response to covid and The closure of its theatres, tmc initiated a new digital platform called "The Music Center offstage," which included a portfolio of free performances, interviews, Arts activities, and special events for all ages. Tmc also manages its nationally recognized Arts learning programs, which typically reach 150,000 students and teachers annually and is The largest Arts education program in Los Angeles.

Grants made by TMC

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Center Theatre GroupGeneral Operating Assistance and Grant$230,504
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (LAP)General Operating Assistance$156,441
Los Angeles Opera CompanyGeneral Operating Assistance$156,441
...and 1 more grant made

Who funds The Music Center (TMC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Eli and Edythe Broad FoundationArts - Investment To Increase Access To the Visual, Performing, and Literary Arts$5,028,000
Ring-Miscikowski FoundationUndesignated General Support$1,500,000
Music Center FoundationGeneral Support$1,319,896
...and 80 more grants received totalling $9,830,879

Personnel at TMC

Rachel S MoorePresident and Chief Executive Officer$924,544
Howard ShermanExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer , the Music Center Ops. / Exececutive Vice President , Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer / Interim President and Executive Vice President , Chief Operating Officer / Interim President , and Executive Vice President , Chief Operating Officer / Interim President and Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President , Chief Operating Officer$337,164
William TaylorFinance and Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer$251,425
Bonnie GoodmanSenior Vice President , Marketing and Communications$255,906
Valentine GelmanSenior Vice President , Advancement$255,601
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for TMC

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$28,511,188
Program services$41,037,326
Investment income and dividends$936,961
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$61
Royalty revenue$4,542
Net rental income$902,717
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-12,337
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$950,131
Total revenues$72,330,589

Form 990s for TMC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-22990View PDF
2020-062021-05-28990View PDF
2019-062020-09-29990View PDF
2018-062019-11-04990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Ruth Eckerd HallClearwater, FL$27,197,367
Blumenthal Performing ArtsCharlotte, NC$27,191,791
David A Straz JR CenterTampa, FL$36,133,717
Groton Hill Music (IHM)Groton, MA$41,196,688
Artis-NaplesNaples, FL$50,262,823
New Jersey Performing Arts Center CorporationNewark, NJ$60,369,438
Data update history
July 3, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
May 10, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,000 from The Selvin Family Charitable Foundation
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 14 new grant, including a grant for $150,000 from Dona and Dwight Kendall Family Foundation
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 14 new grant, including a grant for $150,000 from Otis Booth Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersMusical groupsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
State / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
135 North Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(213) 972-7211
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A61: Performing Arts Centers
NAICS code, primary
711130: Musical Groups and Artists
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