Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra AMICCO
PO Box 1213
Holmes Beach FL 34218

The voice of great music for the community and beyond.  

CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Dr. James Stoltie
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra
Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra & Chorus, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1994
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2018
State Registration Yes June 2018
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Tax ExemptView
Impact Statement
AMICCO continues to sponsor annually its Young Solo Artist Competition. Each year we award the winner with a $500 monetary prize and a performance with the AMICCO Orchestra and Chorus during the upcoming season.Talented 12- to 18- year-old musicians have performed with AMICCO on piano, violin, cello, string bass, bassoon, flute, euphonium and trombone; in January 2016 we welcomed our first vocalist winner.

AMICCO has been the featured talent in Symphony on the Sand beach concert held on Anna Maria Island, since its inception in November 2013 - we are now in the fifth year of this event. Our Executive Director chairs the SOTS Steering Committee. Preparations are well advanced for Symphony on the Sand/2017 (November 11, 2017).

Our 2017-2018 season continues our realization of two important initiatives long in the works – bringing classical favorites to an even broader audience of concert enthusiasts through innovative and enjoyable concerts, and the continued enhancement our leadership role in area music education through on-going collaborative discussions with youth choral ensembles.

Our December 10, 2017 concert: Robert Shaw's, the Many Moods of Christmas, on Anna Maria Island presents Shaw's four suites of holiday selections.  This concert features our unique choral group and full orchestration.

Our February concert, February 25, 2018, will feature solo Broadway and Beyond (in Bradenton) selections performed by our standing chorus and orchestra with featured guest soloists. 

By popular acclaim, AMICCO will once again present Three Tenors Concert on March 25, 2018 with three magnificent tenor voices performing classical favorites.  Last year this brought a rousing season finale and many requests from patrons to "play it again."  We are pleased to do so in March 2018.  We will perform this concert at the outstanding Manatee High School Performing Auditorium in Bradenton.


We have updated and modernized our website, including a new "user-friendly" Ticket and Donate platform, and continue our social media endeavors.

Needs Statement
Our primary needs are 
  1. funding for musician stipends, 
  2. funding for equipment - concert quality keyboard,
  3. rental/purchase of musical scores, 
  4. qualified and proactive Board Members, 
  5. printing and publishing costs for concert playbills
Background Statement

The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra (AMICCO), founded in 1992 has since become a centerpiece of the Tampa Bay area’s cultural life. Chorus and orchestra members are both volunteer and professional performers. This pairing and combination of backgrounds and experience make AMICCO unusual in that choruses and orchestras are rarely combined.  In most instances, when vocal talent is required, an orchestra must seek that talent elsewhere.  AMICCO's standing Chorus has been an equal partner with our Orchestra since AMICCO's inception in 1992.  AMICCO celebrates its 25th anniversary with our 2017-2018 season.

The organization’s season includes four concerts from November/December through March, encompassing a period when many additional visitors are present in Florida. Our audiences are quite diverse, sophisticated and appreciative of the selective musical fare offered here. AMICCO is recognized for its high quality of performance and for the vitality of support from its audiences and press.

Much of AMICCO’s success has been the direct result of the strength and genius of its Artistic Director, Maestro Alfred Gershfeld, who has led AMICCO as its Principal Conductor since 1993. Maestro Gershfeld is also Professor of Conducting at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. We respectfully invite you to visit our Web site at to read about our Maestro in greater and more impressive detail.

One of our goals in AMICCO is to identify and nurture musical talent among youth. Each season we offer a concerto competition especially for qualified young music students. The winner receives a substantial prize as well as an opportunity to perform with our orchestra and chorus.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments
AMICCO serves Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Manatee and Sarasota Counties as well as the Central Gulf Coast.  Attendance at Symphony on the Sand draws patrons from Tampa to the north, Ft. Lauderdale/Miami to the east, and Venice to the south, as well as seasonal visitors from Canada, United Kingdom, and across the United States.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

With the 2017-2018 Season, AMICCO celebrates its 25th year of bringing live classical concerts to our community.  

Many are unaware of the expense involved in putting on a successful music series such as AMICCO provides: 


  • rental of rehearsal facility and performance halls;
  • performers stipends –  
  • the cost of our concert programs and advertising is an ever-present expense;
  • rental/purchase of musical scores;
  • production and publication of concert playbills
  • add to that the day-to-day expenses of running an organization and it is obvious that the cost of a concert ticket, $25, cannot possibly cover the true cost of each performance, anywhere from $65 to $95 per person.


In our 2017-2018 season, we are stretching our boundaries and performing one of our concerts in a more traditional concert hall (Manatee High School Performing Auditorium, Bradenton).  We are also looking forward to 2018-2019 to try new performing venues to entice and entertain our audience.  As we enter our 25th year, we remain positive but we are realistic in knowing that we cannot do it without help. We continue to research and apply for grants, hold fundraisers, and present attractive concerts


James Stoltie, President

Board of Directors

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
5th Annual Symphony on the Sand - Saturday, November 11, 2017
• AMICCO’s Symphonic Orchestra • Noted Local Vocalists • Delicious Food • World Famous Sunset
Coquina Gulfside Park, 2650 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach FL
CONCERT I - December 10, 2017
"The Many Moods of Christmas" - 4 suites by Robert Shaw
CrossPointe Fellowship, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island
CONCERT II - February 25, 2018
Broadway and Beyond - Guest Artists
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Cortez Road, Bradenton
CONCERT III - March 25, 2018
Three Tenors - Returning by Popular Demand
Manatee High School Performing Auditorium, Bradenton
Budget $97,700
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success AMICCO enriches and educates the community through the appreciation of classical music and varied musical genres from the Masters and the American Playbook.  We provide and support the arts as an economic driver for the community.
Long Term Success Attract and enhance the performance ability of musicians; provide financial support to our neighbors, friends, colleagues in the music business; produce interesting and competitive concerts benefiting both patrons and musicians . . . AMICCO believes, promotes and supports the concept that music makes the world go round.
Program Success Monitoring Box Office receipts, grants received, acknowledgment in press and media; feedback from concert goers.  In 2017 we participated in the Americans in the Arts campaign, submitting our attendance and concert information for each concert which contribute to a report on what art and cultural activities are available in our area.  Manatee County, through its incentive Artversations is a strong supporter of the arts in our community and has under consideration the appointment of a Manager to oversee these efforts.  AMICCO participates in this effort by attending meetings, offering suggestions, and supporting the concept.
Program Success Examples Patrons continually express their appreciation of how beautiful the music was, how great the vocalists sang, how wonderful the orchestra was, how talented and respected our Artistic Director is, and how very much they enjoyed each of our concerts.  Our March 2017 concert AMICCO Presents Three Tenors had an unprecedented 10 standing ovations for our vocal soloists, orchestra musicians and Maestro Gershfeld.  AMICCO listened, and we are reprising this concert in March 2018.
Program Comments by Organization With our talent base increasing in knowledge and performance production we are producing more difficult pieces and offering our audience top quality performances. We continue to listen to our audiences about their choices and make great effort to incorporate those suggestions. Our artistic staff suggests and promotes stimulating and challenging pieces that not only please our audience but our musicians. Our outreach efforts at producing two of our concerts off-Island were successful and in 2018 we will present our first concert in a more traditional performance venue - Grant Performing Auditorium, Manatee High School.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Maestro Alfred Gershfeld Artistic Director/Principal Conductor
Esquire Daniel Hoffman Chorus Master
Dr. Jon Magendanz Assistant Conductor
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 45
Volunteers 35
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island for Young Solo Artist Competition; Grants from Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce/Save the Trolley for invited Vocal Soloists; Grant from the Manatee Community Foundation for 2017 match campaign
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota2016
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers1992
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota2011
Manatee Chamber of Commerce0
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Business Person of Year - Jeanie Pickwick, Executive Director, AMICCOAnna Maria Island Rotary Club2015
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2013
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Multi-Media Comments by Organization Puccino favorite "O mio bambino caro" sung by Guest Vocalist Ashley Thunder, Symphony on the Sand, conducted by Maestro Alfred Gershfeld, AMICCO Artistic Director/Conductor 
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. James Stoltie
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Apr 2016 to Mar 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs. Mary Bell Community Volunteer
Jeffrey Canup Attorney, Barnes Walker
Mrs. Dayna Evert Community Volunteer
Maestro Alfred Gershfeld Professor of Conducting, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
Mr. Steve Gorman Community Volunteer
Daniel Hoffman Attorney, private practice
Mrs. Joy Leitner Musician
Dr. Jon Magendanz Community Volunteer
Mrs. Jeanie Pickwick Community Volunteer
Mr. Richard Power Chief Financial Officer/Community Volunteer
Ms. Laura Septic Community Volunteer
Dr. James Stoltie Community Volunteer
Ms. Wende Webb Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 7
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 72
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 50
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel and Finance and Marketing and Nominating and By-laws
Program / Program Planning
Governance Comments by Organization AMICCO reviews and monitors all committee progress.  Our Board is volunteer, receiving no pay.  We strive to add new members and require that each member serve with a particular focus and talent.  In 2017 we welcomed an attorney to the Board of Directors.  In 2017 we eliminated our Advisory Council and invited these 4 members to attend standing board meetings.  As each of these members are paid a stipend they do not have voting privileges and are excused during financial discussions regarding stipends and other Board-sensitive financial matters.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Apr
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Mar
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $128,000.00
Projected Expenses $146,164.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$86,663$119,977$101,176
Administration Expense$48,125$2,812$583
Fundraising Expense$17,286$5,797$4,261
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.941.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses57%93%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue43%13%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$18,364$7,721$14,927
Current Assets$18,364$7,721$14,927
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$12,455$0$0
Total Net Assets$5,909$7,721$14,927
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $112,525Program Service Revenue $60,787Program Service Revenue $58,496
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $39,766Contributions, gifts, grants $44,168Contributions, gifts, grants $34,337
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $383Other $16,444Other Revenue $14,135
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.47----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

AMICCO celebrates its 25th year of bringing live classical concerts to its community.  Each year presents new challenges. 

Some but not all of the expenses involved in putting on a successful music series such as AMICCO provides include: 

·        rent for our rehearsal facility and performance halls;

·        payment of stipends to the majority of our musicians.  We are in competition with other musical organizations in our area to attract the best performers

·        cost of production of concert playbills, brochures, rack cards, advertising;

·        rental/purchase of musical scores;

·        day-to-day expenses of running an organization

it is obvious that the cost of a concert ticket, $25, cannot possibly cover the true cost of each performance, anywhere from $60 to $95 per person.


               CHORUS & ORCHESTRA

James Stoltie, President

Board of Directors

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990-EZ.  The uploaded 990-EZ for tax year ended 5/31/2011 was incomplete; accordingly assets and liabilities are not reflected in the financial analysis section nor is a complete analysis of expenses.
Nonprofit Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra AMICCO
Address PO Box 1213
Holmes Beach, FL
Phone 941 795-2370