Income

Ticket Sales — $67,700
Individual Donations — $40,000
Corporate Support — $36,300
Foundations and Trusts — $36,300
Government Support — $11,800
In-Kind Support — $8,300

Total — $200,400


Expenses

Administrative & Artist Fees — $78,600
Design, Advertising & Media — $36,000
Production Costs — $34,800
Operations — $26,700
In-Kind Expenses — $8,300

Total — $184,400


Reserve

2015 Surplus — $16,000

Total Reserve — $73,500

About our Reserve Fund: Industry best practices for a nonprofit organization of our size without an endowment suggest that the organization maintain a reserve fund of 50% of Annual Operating Expenses. The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival’s current reserve fund stands at approximately 42% of Annual Operating Expenses. That is a positive change of 7% compared with this time last year, and puts us on track to meet our goal of 50% by the end of the 2016 Season.


Festival Attendance

Free 2015 Events — 1,792

Paid 2105 Events — 3,858

Total 2015 Attendance — 5,650


Average Ticket Price

Still less than $20


2015 Vitals

Festival Artists — 28
Festival Events — 44
Festival Venues — 35
Host Families — 17
Artists’ Points of Origin: Washington (10), Illinois (7), New York (2), Michigan (2), Tennessee (2), South Carolina (1), Ohio (1), Idaho (1), Ontario (1), Germany (1)


Event Stats

Cost of Each Festival Event — $4,191
Cost of Each Event Per Attendee — $33
Average Attendance Per Event — 128


Giving Back

On June 17, 2015, WWCMF presented a concert titled “Patriotic Pops at the VA.” We raised $1,500 for Voluntary Services at the Jonathan M. Wainwright VA Medical Center.


On the Poster

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Joseph Haydn in Performance, 2015:
• String Quartet in C, Op. 76, No. 3 at the June Tasting Music II and Festival Series II

• String Quartet in B-Flat, Op. 1, No. 1 at the Special Event: Joseph Haydn, Godfather of the String Quartet

What About “Broseph” Haydn?
Michael Haydn in Performance:
• Sonata in C for Violin and Viola, MH 335 at the Winter Festival Series


Commission

Jim Stephenson — Last Chants for piano, violin, viola, cello and clarinet — Premired June 9, 2015

Works comissioned to date — 10 (Includes the 2016 commission)


Dualities: The 2015 Theme

• Perfect Fifth Vs. Half-Step
Brahms Sextet in G, Op. 36
June Tasting Music I and Festival Series I

• Good Manners Vs. Bad Manners
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op. 76, No. 3
Mozart Trio in E-Flat, K. 498
June Festival Series II

• Jazz Vs. Gypsy
Milhaud La Création du Monde
Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25
June Festival Series III

• Sacred Vs. Profane
Debussy Danse Sacré et Danse Profane
June Tasting Music IV and Festival Series IV


Data for this report was compiled between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015, the fiscal year of the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival.