The Chorus & Orchestra of Anna Maria Island – the voice of great music for the community and beyond – is a unique and accomplished Chorus and Orchestra. Entering its 27th season, the organization has become a cultural mainstay of the Florida Gulf Coast. Chorus and orchestra members are made up of both volunteer and professional musicians. This pairing and combination of backgrounds and experience make the organization quite unusual in that choruses and orchestras usually work separately. The Chorus & Orchestra of Anna Maria Island, a symphonic chorus and orchestra, perform a repertoire chosen from the beloved classics, opera and signature American popular music. Performing concerts from December through March, as well as Symphony on the Sand each November, it attracts audiences from Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Sarasota, Manatee County and the larger Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area.
Recognized for high quality of performance and the vitality of support from its audiences and press, the organization continues to nurture musical talent among youth. A concerto competition for qualified young music students takes place each January. The winner is offered a substantial monetary prize, publicity, mentoring and a featured performance at an AMICCO concert.
In addition, The Chorus & Orchestra of Anna Maria Island presents myriad outreach programs for civic, cultural and educational organizations, including public talks at libraries and service clubs.
Board of Directors 2019-2020
President & Youth Program Coordinator – James Stoltie
Secretary & Database Coordinator – Laura Septic
Executive Director Emeritus – Jeanie Pickwick
House Manager – Wende Webb
At-Large – Dik Hall
At-Large – Renee Inman
Grant Procurement Manager – Linda Burke
Head Usher – Wende Webb
Music Librarian – James Stoltie
Director of Publications – Steve Gorman
Program Ad Sales – Wende Webb
Consultant to Board of Directors – Tom Aposporos
Artistic Director and Chorus Master – Daniel Hoffman
Concert Master – David Preves
Executive Director – Linda Burke
Chair, Symphony on the Sand – Jeanie Pickwick
Orchestra Coordinator – Carlos Saenz
Chorus Administrator – Susan Scholl
Chorus Librarian – Susan Scholl
There is another important group in AMICCO that must be recognized. These are the volunteers without whom the organization could not exist. Yes, some Chorus and Orchestra members are volunteer performers. But most of the administrative and business functions of AMICCO are performed by volunteers who are not musicians.
They are members of the Board of Directors. They are the workers behind the scenes who manage AMICCO’s financial affairs, raise funds, sell program ads, work on the committees, sell tickets to concerts, usher and serve as hosts at receptions and other AMICCO events.
They do all this because they absolutely love good music and because they strongly support what AMICCO contributes to the cultural life of the greater Tampa Bay area. We invite you to join us.
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering.
Want to Get Involved?
Here are some opportunities to become involved:
Treasurer – The Treasurer is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on its Executive Committee. The Treasurer is responsible for the financial transactions and records of the organization. At each meeting of the Board of Directors the Treasurer submits a financial report regarding income/expenses to date, as compared to Budget projections. The Treasurer chairs the Finance/Budget Committee and ensures the duties incident to the office are managed. The Ticket Sales Manager and Bookkeeper report to the Treasurer.
Bookkeeper – The Bookkeeper reports to the Treasurer, works closely with the Executive Director and performs these duties: Make Deposits, maintain donations database (Excel), categorize deposits/payments in QuickBooks, write and distribute checks, furnish monthly balance sheet and P/L statements, support annual budget preparation, pay subcontract musicians / prepare and report 1099 & 1096 information, file 501(c)(3) and other State / Federal reports.
Fundraising / Grant Manager – The Fundraising / Grant Manager serves as an Officer of the Board, works directly with the Executive Director and is responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing all fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include:
- Design development activities and conduct campaigns
- Manage annual giving program and special fundraising events/activities
- Lead the writing of grant applications and identify task force members to carry out this task
- Integrate fundraising goals with social media technology to maximize AMICCO’s online presence
- Determine opportunities for community outreach and partnership in an effort to strengthen AMICCO’s presence
Ticket / Box Office Manager – The Ticket / Box Office Manager reports to the Treasurer, works closely with the Executive Director and performs these duties:
- Implement AMICCO’s ticket policy (pricing, series tickets, complimentary policy, etc.) and make recommendations for improvement and efficiency.
- Provide updates at Board meetings
- Maintain accurate records of tickets sales
- Manage the sale and distribution of tickets through online technology; reconcile online payment receipts
- Liaise with Chamber of Commerce, providing tickets and bank for direct Chamber sales
- Manage Box Office at each concert to ensure effective pre-concert onsite ticket sales
Executive Assistant – The Executive Assistant serves on various Board Committees as required or requested. Assisting the Secretary and Executive Director in various tasks, the EA will help maintain records of donors, assist in bookkeeping, marketing and social media efforts as well as provide onsite support at performances including Symphony on the Sand as well as fundraisers.
Other opportunities to become involved:
Public Relations/Publicity/Publications/Social Media/Marketing
Program Ad Sales