YOUTH ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION OF GREATER COLUMBUS INC

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: P.O. Box 8612 Columbus GA 31908 USA

Mission: To teach young people about music.  To provide the opportunity for young instrumentalists to have the highest quality musical experience in an orchestral setting.  To foster the discipline necessary to be successful in music, recognizing that this discipline is invaluable in life’s other pursuits.  To instill a sense of value of the arts as an enrichment in every aspect of life.
Geographic areas served: Greater Columbus Georgia and surrounding area
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EIN 58-2079186
706-256-3614
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

As a board member, I see first hand how the orchestra grows and responds to strong leadership. Both the conductor and the executive director motivate the students to do their best, work together as a unit and commit their time to improve. The YOGC provides opportunities for young musicians to perform in an orchestral setting...part of the YOGC mission satement. The amount of talent in our region is abundant...and good conducting brings out the best in everyone.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching our students improve and stretch to higher levels of performance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing proud students and parents after a performance.

Ways to make it better...

More people volunteered to help

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Increasing our donor base.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I became involved with YOGC because it provided my private music students an outstanding opportunity to play with a much larger group than they would find at school. The board has a core of deeply committed individuals but also makes a practice of recruiting some new board members every year, to widen the circle of talent and influence available to help out. The challenge is to really involve all the members, who may wait to be asked to give of their time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing my private students re-enroll year after year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do more to get all students into private lessons.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the many successful events, such as the pops and young people's concerts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide private lessons to all the members and expand the preparatory program.

Ways to make it better...

we had more students in the program.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the relatively small number of prospective students.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Columbus is a better place for children because of this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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