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 Mrs. Rebecca Jeanie Pickwick
Board Chair Dr. James Stoltie
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1994
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2018
State Registration Yes Mar 2017
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $100,196.00
Projected Expenses $103,487.00
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 was the featured talent in the third annual Symphony on the Sand beach concert held on Anna Maria Island, 11/14/2015. Our Executive Director chairs the SOTS Steering Committee. Preparations are underway for Symphony on the Sand/2016 (November 12, 2016).

Our 2016-2017 season continues our realization of two important initiatives long in the works – bringing classical favorites to an even broader audience of concert enthusiasts, and the continued enhancement our leadership role in area music education through on-going collaborative discussions with youth choral ensembles; both featured prominently in our 5-year Plan.

Our December 11, 2016 concert: A Holiday Celebration, on Anna Maria Island will include much-loved portions of Handel’s Messiah followed by an arrangement of Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs. This arrangement is made possible by a collaborative grant from the Woman's Exchange of Sarasota.

We merge our January and February concerts into one weekend February 11 and 12, 2017 at our Bradenton concert location and a new Lakewood Ranch venue. The Brahms and Young Performers Concerts on February 11 and 12 showcase Brahms’ Nänie, op. 82, and will feature solo performances by three competitors from our 10th Annual Young Artists Solo Competition, including competition winner violinist, and competitors clarinetist, and cellist.

In a nod to the late 1990 stadium spectaculars featuring the Three Tenors Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti Patrons will be dazzled by our version,AMICCO Presents Three Tenors Concert on March 26 with three magnificent tenor voices performing classical favorites ensuring a rousing season finale.


We have updated and modernized our website and continue our social media endeavors.

Needs Statement
Our primary needs are 
  1. funding for musician stipends, 
  2. acquiring and renting facilities for rehearsal and performance, 
  3. rental/purchase of musical scores, 
  4. staffing for box office, 
  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 quite unusual in that choruses and orchestras usually work separately.

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    
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

With the 2016-2017 Season, AMICCO celebrates its 24th 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.


As we enter our 24th 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
December 11, 2016
A Holiday Celebration
Selections from Handel’s Messiah
Holiday Carols and Hanukkah Favorites
February 11, 2017 - Lakewood Ranch
February 12, 2017 – Bradenton
Johannes Brahms, Nänie, op. 82
Young Artist performances:
Haydn, Cello Concerto
Weber, Concertino for Clarinet
Bruch, Violin Concerto
March 26, 2017
AMICCO presents Three Tenors
Showcasing Guest Vocalists
Orchestra & Chorus
Budget $78,000
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 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 . . . music does make the world go round.
Program Success Monitoring Box Office receipts, grants received, acknowledgment in press and media; feedback from concert goers.  In 2016 we began participating 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.
Program Success Examples Patrons continually express their appreciation of how beautiful the music was, how great the vocalists sang, and how very much they enjoyed each of our concerts.  Our March 2016 concert had an unprecedented 10 standing ovations for our vocal soloists, orchestra musicians and Maestro Gershfeld.
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 to provide two of our concerts off-Island in February/March 2015 were successful and in 2017 we will present our first concert "out East" in the area close to Lakewood Ranch.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Rebecca Jeanie Pickwick
CEO Term Start Mar 2009
CEO/Executive Director Email

Professional Profile

I am an annual resident of Florida, residing in Palma Sola Park, Bradenton, Florida.  My business career was spent as the Practice Manager/Legal Administrator for the law firm of Bean, Kinney & Korman, Arlington, Virginia.

I have over 25 years of experience in business and human resources.

 Professional Experience - Non-Profit Arena


·       Serve as Voting Member, Board of Director
·       work with President and Secretary in scheduling Board and Executive Committee Meetings
·       oversee recordation of Minutes for respective meetings;
·       coordinate follow-through of Board mandates and resolutions
·       manage compensation policy and compensation of contractual members;
·       consult and work with the organization’s Treasurer regarding budgetary issues and compensation of contractual members;
·       coordinate and manage instrumental and vocal hires
·       Executive Director
·       track activities and work flow of the organization with development and management of timelines and timeframes;
·       oversight of individuals responsible for public relations and fundraising;
·       liaison with local Chambers of Commerce and various cultural committees;
·       coordinate fund-raising activities, direct mail and eblast campaigns
·       consult and coordinate press and publicity activities
·       maintain Organization’s Corporate records, including contracts, leases, databases;
·       supervise Organization’s House Manager and Usher Staff 
·       coordinate and maintain organization’s official website:
·       liaise and consult with Artistic Director re specific orchestration and vocalist issues and needs.


·       Founding Member of Anna Maria Island-based organization acting as advocate for the arts on Anna Maria Island.
·      Executive Committee Member - artsHOP Serve on annual fundraising event committee
*     Recently recognized as Business Person for 2015 by Anna Maria Island Rotary Club  
Serve as Steering Committee Chair on annual open-air concert on the Gulf of Mexico, Coquina Beach, Anna Maria Island FL 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Alfred Gershfeld Artistic Director/Principal Conductor
Dr. Jon Magendanz Assistant Conductor
Ms. Deborah Polkinghorn Suta Chorus Master
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 Women's Exchange for 2016 winter holiday orchestral/choral score
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota2016
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Business Person of Year - Jeanie Pickwick, Executive Director, AMICCOAnna Maria Island Rotary Club2015
Risk Management Provisions
Fundraising Plan Yes
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/2015, 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
Maestro Alfred Gershfeld Professor of Conducting, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
Mr. Steve Gorman Community Volunteer
Ms. Barbara Marcheck Community Volunteer
Mr. Robert Notari Community Volunteer
Mrs. Jeanie Pickwick Community Volunteer
Mr. Richard Power Chief Financial Officer/Community Volunteer
Ms. Laura Septic Community Volunteer
Mrs. Sandra Stiles Treasurer/Community Volunteer
Dr. James Stoltie Community Volunteer
Ms. Abby Whitenack Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 5
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
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Program / Program Planning
Governance Comments by Organization AMICCO reviews and monitors all committee progress.  AMICCO's recent reduction of its Operating Board allowed us to better focus on matters before the Board.  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 2016 we welcomed a new financial team to the Board of Directors:  Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $100,196.00
Projected Expenses $103,487.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$119,977$101,176$81,860
Administration Expense$2,812$583$8,286
Fundraising Expense$5,797$4,261$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.941.011.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%95%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%12%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$7,721$14,927$13,978
Current Assets$7,721$14,927$13,978
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$7,721$14,927$13,978
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $60,787Program Service Revenue $58,496Program Service Revenue $50,201
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $44,168Contributions, gifts, grants $34,337Contributions, gifts, grants $28,788
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $16,444Other Revenue $14,135Advertising Income $14,552
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

AMICCO celebrates its 24th 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