Mission Statement

VocalEssence champions choral music of all genres, celebrating the vocal experience through innovative concerts, commissions, and community engagement programs.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments OUTCOME 1 RESULTS: VocalEssence presented 8 engaging concerts, 1 tour to Greater MN, and 7 contracted performances, which reached more than 25,000 Minnesotans. OUTCOME 2 RESULTS: 11,700 Minnesotans participated in a community program activity, rating 3.6/5 that the activity gave them a new understanding of other cultures.
Current Goals OUTCOME 1: Engage and educate Minnesotans of all ages in choral singing. OUTCOME 2: Perform artistically excellent concerts celebrating traditional and new choral works of all genres. OUTCOME 3: Exhibit excellence in administrative and financial systems.
Community or Constituency Served All ages and cultures in Minnesota, including children ages 0-5, students ages 6-18, adults, older adults, as well as college age choral students and artists.
Geographic Area Served Twin Cities Metro Area and Greater Minnesota with some touring regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Reports & Finances

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Organization Last Reviewed on 01/26/2017

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1900 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-547-1451

General Information

Alternative Name: Vocal Essence
EIN: 41-1363849
Principal Staff: Mary Ann Aufderheide
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 9.75
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 45,556
Ruling Year: 1979


Board Chair: Dave Mona
Number of Board Members: 23
Board Meetings with Quorum: 5
Average Member Attendance: 17.6

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