Sarasota Young Voices Incorporated
3224 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota Young Voices (SYV) is a community children's choir for school-aged singers in Sarasota and Manatee counties. SYV members learn foundational music and singing skills, receive training to develop their vocal instruments, and achieve personal growth through participation in camps, retreats, performances, and touring. Through its music education program and performances, SYV continues to build a legacy of superior choral music fulfilling its mission of “Growing Together in Song.”
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Joseph F. Hochadel
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer Interim Board Chair
General Info
Organization DBA
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2014
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2018
State Registration Exempt 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement


Performances: In addition to numerous independent concerts, SYV participated in several collaborative musical productions. Notable performances included Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde (a community children’s opera), Singspiration IV with Belle Canto, Intercultural Harmonies with Artist Series Concerts (performed at the Historic Asolo Theater), Messiah with Church of the Palms, Selby Gardens Festival of Lights, and Cirque des Voix under the Big Top at Benderson Park.

Fundraising Events: SYV participated for the first time in the Giving Challenge this past year, and it was a tremendous success. Each of the choirs performed at the Giving Challenge Donor Lounge, and SYV was able to raise over $20,000 towards organizational expenses such as music and instrument purchases, master clinicians, and professional accompanists.

In March, SYV presented Divas and Desserts - SYV Crosses the Pond to raise money towards the summer tour. A campus center was transformed into an elegant seated event with coffee and desserts while singers showcased their individual talents in a cabaret-style concert. Over $8,800 was raised through ticket sales, raffles and private donations.

Master Class: Singers from SYV’s Chamber choir were privileged to participate in a Master Class with Joy McIntyre, Associate Professor Emerita of Boston University and the former Head of the BU Voice Department.

Summer Tour: Singers from SYV’s Concert and Chamber choirs traveled to Denver, Colorado to participate in the Sing-A-Mile High Festival in Denver, Colorado. Inaugurated in 2005, this International Children’s Choral Festival has established itself as a premiere choral festival for treble choirs from all over the country. The festival offered a unique, action-packed experience with many exciting workshops, world-renowned guest conductors and top-notch facilities starting with housing on the campus at Colorado Christian University and ending with a final performance at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver. The guest conductor was Rollo Dilworth, and it was a thrill to be able to work directly with a composer and then perform premier exclusive works commissioned especially for the Festival!


SYV Chamber and Concert Choir singers are travelling overseas this summer to London, England and Dublin, Ireland. There they will participate in the Celtic Voices – Affirmation of Hope Festival, which celebrates the contributions of Irish history, culture, and customs. SYV will have the experience of performing with and for fellow Irish choristers, culminating with a festival concert together. This festival is a collaboration with Irish conductor Mary Armond O’Brien and American conductor and Master Teacher Doreen Rao.

SYV was founded in 2007, making 2017 our 10th Anniversary! We are so proud and amazed at what our organization has accomplished in ten years. SYV plans a celebration on May 7th with both current the SYV choirs and SYV alumni, including a special concert to feature a piece commissioned for SYV by choral composer Sean Ivory.   
In addition to the Summer Tour in July, and the 10th Anniversary Celebration in May, SYV has a number of performances planned including our very popular holiday concert at Christ Church in Bradenton on December 11th. 
Needs Statement

SYV’s 5 most pressing needs are:

  1. Choral Arrangement for SYV's 10th Anniversary Celebration: Acclaimed composer Sean Ivory, who has previously worked with SYV and formed a strong bond with singers, will compose a work specifically for our 10th Anniversary, to be presented at a special concert on May 7th. Estimated cost is $4000. This would be a one-time expense.
  2. Choral Conductors:  Professionally trained choral conductors to oversee aspects of rehearsals, enrollment, audition process, music library, performance venues, tours, and member communications. Conductors work under the leadership of the Artistic Director, and with support from the board. Estimated cost is $16,000/year. This would be an ongoing expense.
  3. Pianist: A pianist is needed to accompany all choirs. Estimated cost $200/week. This would be an ongoing expense
  4. Music library purchases (octavos):  SYV must purchase approximately 10 new music numbers per year.  Estimated total cost is $2,000 ($4/title x 50). This would be an ongoing expense.
  5. Music folders: Organized storage for music is essential to a well-run choral program.  Estimated cost is $1,500 for folders. This would be an on-going expense.
Background Statement
Sarasota Young Voices was founded by Geneviève Beauchamp in 2007, and has quickly grown into one of Florida’s best children’s choruses, receiving critical acclaim for performances. The ensembles perform several times a year in a variety of events striving to reach out and touch the community in many ways. SYV has performed locally with groups such as the Sarasota Orchestra, Gloria Musicae, Key Chorale, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, and Belle Canto. Currently Sarasota Young Voices is a Choir-in-Residence at Church of the Palms, and performs monthly in one or more of the services. In addition, each summer since the choir was founded there has been a concert tour for the older singers to gain experience performing in festivals and venues throughout the country and even in other countries. Past tours have included Vancouver, New Orleans, Quebec, Paris, and Denver. In the summer of 2016 the singers will perform in London and Dublin.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

My daughter has been a musical student of SYV’s Artistic Director, Genevieve Beauchamp, for over 13 years. She started as a piano student as a 5 year old, and joined SYV as a singer when she was thirteen. Her participation in this community choir has been such a positive experience for so many reasons. Not only has she expanded her musical skills and developed a deeper love for singing, she has had the opportunity to perform on stage in a variety of concert settings and venues, developed lasting friendships, and travelled to new cities and countries.

After over a decade of watching my daughter benefit from Genevieve’s teaching, I’m excited to be able to give back to SYV by leading the board as President for the next two years. SYV has grown from only a dozen singers in 2007 to more than fifty singers today. SYV remains committed to providing superior music and choral education that is accessible and affordable for any interested child. In order to continue to meet the needs of the organization, much work needs to happen “behind the scenes”. The past board president, Jay Davis, along with founding board members that are continuing in their service to SYV, successfully incorporated the organization as a 501(c)3 non-profit in 2014. The next phase has been to ensure the musical and organizational resources are available to meet the needs of a larger organization.

My daughter is a recent high school graduate headed to college to study music. I know that transitioning from SYV will be difficult, but I am grateful for the opportunities SYV has provided her and look forward to helping this wonderful organization continue its mission and programs for many years.

Description Singers are auditioned for placement into one of four ensembles – Prelude, Training, Concert or Chamber. The ensembles perform several times a year in a variety of events striving to reach out and touch the community in many ways. SYV has performed locally with groups such as the Sarasota Orchestra, Gloria Musicae, Key Chorale and Belle Canto. Currently, Sarasota Young Voices is a Choir-in-Residence at Church of the Palms and performs monthly in one or more of the services. In addition, each summer since the choir was founded there has been a concert tour for the older singers to gain experience performing in festivals and venues throughout the United States and even in other parts of the world. Past tours have included Vancouver, New Orleans, Quebec, Paris, and Denver, CO. In the summer of 2016, singers will be travelling to London and Dublin. 
Budget $50,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success

Short-term success is characterized by singers continuing to learn new music and singing skills, providing several local concerts and performances of superior quality, and the completion of a successful summer tour and festival participation.

Long Term Success

Long-term success of the program is achieving the mission of members “Growing Together In Song”. Singers develop lasting friendships, visit new cities, learn musical skills and singing techniques, and build confidence through performance. Long-term success also includes expanding our educational program and performances to more children, and sustaining the highest level of education and performance in our community.

Program Success Monitoring Program success is primarily measured by the personal and musical growth of the singers that allows them to move up through the choir ensembles, as well as the strength and number of bonds that develop between participating singers. Additionally, the Artistic Director, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, periodically reviews the achievements of the choir ensembles, discusses recent performances, audience attendance rates, and feedback from collaborators, parents and the community.
Program Success Examples

Examples of program success include:

  1. Singers who express enthusiasm for participating in SYV rehearsals, tours, camps and performances.

  2. Continued requests for SYV participation and collaboration in community performances and events.

  3. High attendance rates for both singers and audiences at events.

  4. Positive professional reviews and community response to performances.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 25
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A

Gloria Musicae:  "Wondrous Sounds" (12/2011), "A Trio of Choral Ensembles" (5/2012), "Celebrating Humanity" (11/2012), "Voices of the Holocaust" (4/2014), "In Thanksgiving" (11/2014) 

Artist Series Concerts: "Intercultural Harmonies" (09/2015) 
Key Chorale: "Cirque des Voix" (3/2016) 

The Sarasota Choral Society:  annual Christmas production of G.F. Handel's Messiah

Belle Canto: Singspiration IV, A Salute To Spring (04/2015)
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
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 No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Joseph F. Hochadel
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer Interim Board Chair
Board Term Aug 2017 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Roberta Benninghoff Community Volunteer
Bev Boardman Community Volunteer
Joseph Hochadel Community Volunteer
Lee Dougherty Ross Community Volunteer
Kelley Van Keuren Community Volunteer
William Waggener Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
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 71
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Governance Comments by Organization SYV is a volunteer membership organization governed by a Board of Directors.  The Board members include offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, plus up to eleven additional Directors.  The Artistic Director of SYV, Geneviève Beauchamp, serves as an ex-officio member of the Board.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Aug
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month July
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $26,500.00
Projected Expenses $23,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$45,089$57,251$39,614
Administration Expense$7,759$5,182$5,654
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.941.571.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%92%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$46,920$48,809$12,958
Current Assets$46,772$48,564$12,958
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$46,920$48,809$12,958
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $31,816Contributions, gifts, grants $76,513Contributions, gifts, grants $24,380
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $13,025Program Service Revenue $14,238Program Service Revenue $16,278
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $4,609Fundraising $7,080Fundraising $5,728
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Sarasota Young Voices Incorporated
Address 3224 Bee Ridge Road
Phone 941 924-1323 234