Sarasota Music Viva Inc (Sarasota Musica Viva)
PO BOX 1244
OSPREY FL 34229
Mission
Nationally notable local musicians presenting diverse programs of new and rarely performed musical masterpieces that expand, enrich and engage the community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms Linda M Bento-Rei
Board Chair Affiliation Venice Symphony Orchestra
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Sarasota Musica Viva
Former Names
WORCESTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1997
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2017
State Registration Yes Jan 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $15,000.00
Projected Expenses $15,000.00
Impact Statement

In 2016 Sarasota Musica Viva presented twelve concerts in collaboration with our partners The Manatee Performing Arts Center, Women, Wine and Wellness, the Venice Symphony String Quartet, Church of the Holy Spirit (Osprey), Grace United Methodist Church (Venice), First Congregational United Church of Christ (Sarasota), Pine Shores Presbyterian Church (Sarasota), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (Boca Grande) and The Friendship Center (Venice) with concert proceeds directed to programs that broaden music education and help to alleviate homelessness issues in greater Sarasota.

In 2017 Sarasota Musica Viva will expand its collaborative efforts with new partners Sarasota Contemporary Dance and Saint Boniface Episcopal Church to present programs featuring new and rarely performed musical masterpieces that appeal to diverse audiences that expand, enrich and engage the community.

Sarasota Musica Viva is proud to feature nationally notable, local musicians - your clients, friends and neighbors - in its programs. All of our musicians live in greater Sarasota so ALL donations, concert revenues and sponsorships go straight back into the community to help it grow and prosper, not out of state bank accounts, booking agents or repressive regimes. Please visit www.sarasotamusicaviva.org for more information on our world class musicians, organization and plans for the future.

Needs Statement

White Socks Flute Choir - $1,000 funds four exciting professional flute choir concerts at The Friendship Centers.

Sunset Classics Concert Series at Manatee Performing Arts Center - $2,400 expands the series to three concerts.
 
The Divine Sounds of Flute & Harp - $3,000 funds the Sarasota Musica Viva Flute & Harp Duo performing new and rarely performed repertoire. 
 
The Book of Goddesses - $7,500 funds a world premiere of "The Book of Goddesses” by Robert Paterson featuring flute, harp, world percussion and contemporary dancers.
 
The Piazzolla Project - $10,000 funds a performance of Astor Piazzolla's Tangos in a unique collaboration between Sarasota Musica Viva and Sarasota Contemporary Dance featuring for flute, violin, cello, harp, world percussion & contemporary dancers. 
 
New Board Members - Sarasota Musica Viva seeks more Board Members who are passionate about classical music and want to see it survive, grow and prosper.

Please visit www.sarasotamusicaviva.org for more information. 

Background Statement

Sarasota Musica Viva musicians have been performing as a group since 2014 throughout Southwest Florida. In 2015 Sarasota Musica Viva was formally organized as a 501(c)(3) non profit IRS tax exempt entity and registered as a charitable organization with the state of Florida.

The core group includes nationally notable musicians all of whom reside in the greater Sarasota area including Linda Bento-Rei, Ann Alton, Michael Cloutier, Shawn Snider, and Susan Knapp Thomas. Sarasota Musica Viva presents performances of new and rarely performed musical masterpieces featuring music for cello, drums, flute, harp, piano, percussion, viola and violin.
 
Unlike most musical organizations in Southwest Florida, Sarasota Musica Viva is the only group that features nationally notable musicians all of whom are residents of greater Sarasota - your clients, friends and neighbors. This means that every grant dollar, every ticket sale and all revenue goes right back into the greater Sarasota community. These revenues help our community to grow and prosper.
 
Support local musicians – support Sarasota Musica Viva - performances that engage, enrich and expand. Please visit www.sarasotamusicaviva.org for more information on our world class musicians, organization and plans for the future.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
National
Areas Served Comments Sarasota Musica Viva is available for performances nationwide and to date has presented performed in Bradenton, Boca Grande, Osprey, Sarasota and Venice, Florida. Outside of Florida Sarasota Musica Viva has performed and in Boston, Franklin, Wellesley and Worcester, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hamphire.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Like all performing arts organizations Sarasota Musica Viva is battling the slow but continual demographic decline of audiences who enjoy the fine arts but particularly classical music and jazz. The vast majority of our supporters are age 50 or older. The dearth of younger attendees can be directly attributable to deep if not complete budget cuts affecting the arts, particularly music education, in school systems nationwide for the last 40 years. In an effort to build new audiences all Sarasota Musica Viva musicians pass along their musical talents to a diverse group of students of all ages and abilities. Sarasota Musica Viva musicians also share their talents in presenting master classes to students throughout the country. We also present free concerts for the benefit of various local charities to fund and expand music education and help alleviate the issue of homelessness. All of these efforts will eventually lead to a wider audience that appreciates the many timeless classical music masterpieces and new compositions written in classical style. As a further incentive to attract new and younger supporters to classical music Sarasota Musica Viva offers two-for-one admissions for patrons 30 years of age or younger.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Unlike most musical organizations in Southwest Florida, Sarasota Musica Viva is the only group featuring nationally notable, local resident musicians - your clients, friends and neighbors. This means that every grant dollar, every ticket sale and all concert revenue goes right back into the greater Sarasota community to help it grow and prosper. Support local musicians - Sarasota Musica Viva - performances that engage, enrich and expand !

Programs
Description Sarasota Musica Viva in partnership with the Manatee Performing Arts Center initiated their Sunset Classics concert series in 2016. Minimal funding limited the program to only three concerts, one in partnership with Women, Wine and Wellness. The Sunset Classics concert series was conceived to address the lack of classical chamber music performances of world class quality in Bradenton. Historically, Bradenton was been seriously underserved in the number and quality of all classical music performances relative to the population. Sarasota Musica Viva and Manatee Performing Arts Centers partnered to change this lack of quality classical music performances in downtown Bradenton.  The programs have ranged from popular repertoire well recognized by the audience to magnificent performances of rarely heard masterpieces in order to expand, enrich and engage our audiences.
Budget $2,400
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Adults Families
Short Term Success In three Sunset Classics concerts at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, audience attendance has increase largely through word of mouth communications. This indicates there is a small but growing audience for classical chamber music in the Bradenton area. With funding for additional concerts along with print and social media marketing audiences can be expanded further.
Long Term Success The ultimate goal of the Sunset Classics concert series at the Manatee Performing Arts Center is to grow a continual demand for classical music chamber concerts in the Bradenton area.  The Bradenton area is historically underserved in terms of the total number of classical music concerts presented when compared to southern and northern neighbor communities.
Program Success Monitoring Audience surveys and interviews are conducted by SMV volunteers before and after every concert venue. The results are reported and discussed at quarterly board meetings.
Program Success Examples Audiences have continued to grow with each successive Sunset Classic concert at the Manatee Performing Arts Center.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 8
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations

Since 2014 Sarasota Musica Viva has collaborated with the following organizations in presenting concerts in Boca Grande, Osprey, Sarasota, and Venice: The Sarasota Music Conservatory, The First Congregational Church, The Church of the Holy Spirit, The Grace Methodist Church, Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, Saint Boniface Episcopal Church, Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, The College of the Holy Cross, Wine, Women and Wellness, The Friendship Center, Venice and the Manatee Performing Arts Center.

External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization

Like all performing arts organizations Sarasota Musica Viva is battling the slow but continual demographic decline of audiences who enjoy the fine arts but particularly classical music and jazz. The vast majority of our supporters are age 50 or older. The dearth of younger attendees can be directly attributable to deep if not complete budget cuts affecting the arts, particularly music education, in school systems nationwide for the last 40 years. In an effort to build new audiences all Sarasota Musica Viva musicians pass along their musical talents to a diverse group of students of all ages and abilities. Sarasota Musica Viva musicians also share their talents in presenting master classes to students throughout the country. We also present free concerts for the benefit of various local charities to fund and expand music education and help alleviate the issue of homelessness. All of these efforts will eventually lead to a wider audience that appreciates the many timeless classical music masterpieces and new compositions written in classical style. As a further incentive to attract new and younger supporters to classical music Sarasota Musica Viva offers two-for-one admissions for patrons 30 years of age or younger.

Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Linda M Bento-Rei
Company Affiliation Venice Symphony Orchestra
Board Term Dec 2015 to Dec 2020
Board Chair Email lmbrei@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Linda M Bento-Rei None
Ms Morgan E. Gerhart Goodwill Manasota
Ms. Renee A Hamad Philanthropist
Mr. Stephen A Rei Esq.None
Ms. Brigitte A Von Kessel Michael Saunders Company
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 5
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization The Board of Sarasota Musica Viva aims to run its organization by the highest ethical standards. In seeking to grow its Board Sarasota Musica Viva does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion or political affiliation - the only requirement is a passion for classical chamber music and presenting programs that expand, enrich and engage its audiences.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $15,000.00
Projected Expenses $15,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$10,010$10,800$8,200
Administration Expense$1,750$1,800$1,400
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.980.950.84
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%86%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$200$0$0
Current Assets$200$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$200$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTicket Sales $7,560Ticket Sales $6,000Ticket Sales $4,570
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $3,000Contributions, gifts, grants $4,000Contributions, gifts, grants $2,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIn-Kind Contributions $1,000In-Kind Contributions $2,000In-Kind Contributions $1,500
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization    
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilations.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.  No balance sheet information has been provided for 2013 and 2014. The value of in-kind donations is included in revenue.
Nonprofit Sarasota Music Viva Inc (Sarasota Musica Viva)
Address PO BOX 1244
OSPREY, FL 34229
Phone 941 870-9885

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