Did you know that the costs for a Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale concert may be as much as $45,000 to present a single concert? Some of our expenses may include:
- Orchestra Personnel = $27,000
- Guest Artist = $10,000
- Music Rental and Royalties = $1,200
- Piano Tuning = $300
- Venue Rental and Staff = $6,000
- Instrument Transport/Fuel = $500
Additional Operating Costs include salaries for the:
- Music Director & Conductor
- Executive Director
- Development Director
- Office Administrator
- Operations Manager
- Personnel Manager
- Musician Ensembles
- Chorale Conductor
- Kid’s Choir Director
…..as well as expenses for marketing and advertisement, printing, music performance licenses and general business operation expenses.
If we covered our concert and operating expenses with ticket sales alone we would have to charge over $50 for each ticket! In reality, ticket sales account for about 22 percent of MOSC’s total budget. We depend on contributions from loyal donors and sponsors like you to keep the music playing.
From its founding in 1962 to the present, the supporters of the MOSC have demonstrated a strong tradition of giving. Please donate generously to ensure the future of beautiful music in the Permian Basin. Please consider a personal or corporate gift through one or more of our many giving opportunities. Donations can be made to the MOSC as Individual Gifts or Corporate Gifts made through the Annual Fund Drive and/or Planned Giving. You can also support the MOSC by Sponsoring a concert or becoming a Friend of the one of the Performance Ensembles, Advertising in our program, donating In-Kind Contributions and/or joining the Midland Symphony Guild or Odessa Symphony Guild.
Donations may be made directly on-line or by mailing a check to the MOSC office.
Make checks payable to MOSC and mail to PO Box 60658, Midland, TX 79711. All contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. A receipt will be sent for your records.
The Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale board of directors thanks you for your generosity and support of the orchestra. We hope you enjoy the 2012-2013 season!
Questions about Donating?
For more information concerning donations to MOSC’s Fund Drive or Endowment, call Violet Singh at (432) 563-0921 or e-mail: