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Our Mission & Community Support

ABOUT OUR MISSION

First-Class Orchestral Music for the Community: Our core mission is to bring the finest quality orchestral and instrumental music to the colleges, institutions and other venues where we perform and to their surrounding communities.

Community Involvement & Relationship-building: As an integral part of our musical mission, WCS seeks to establish sustainable relationships - anchored in the very highest quality music-making - with the community across Westchester County and in neighboring areas, and with the educational and cultural institutions at which it performs.  We are committed to notion of sustainability and ethical treatment, in both the musical and broadest possible contexts.  The group seeks to establish part-time 'residencies' with these institutions - not in a formal sense, but rather in a spirit of give-and-take with the institution, its students and faculty, and with its surrounding communities, throughout Westchester County and beyond. Toward this end, WCS offers an array of ancillary but informal resources to institutions seeking such a relationship, including but not limited to offering the following:

  • 2-4 performance seats with the orchestra and/or choral collaboration, for select faculty and advanced students in order to create a sustainable bridge to the institution and its community.
  • 'Meet the Artists' moderated Q&A Sessions for audience members during intermission or immediately preceding the performance.
  • WCS members available for career-discussion seminars, including careers in music as well as balancing involvement in music and the Arts with the demands of outside careers and personal life.
  • WCS members available for chamber music workshops and performances with faculty and students.

For additional information on WCS's activities, or to explore establishing a connection to our organization, please email us at WCSoloists@gmail.com

PLEASE SUPPORT US

Members of WCS perform without remuneration, despite their professional caliber, the sole mission being to provide the finest quality orchestral music to the colleges, institutions and other venues where we perform and to their surrounding communities. Through ticket sales to non-student attendees, where permissible, we seek to recoup our core expenses for venue rentals, instrument carting/rental and tuning, insurance, video recording and website development, not-for-profit registration, transportation, program printing and other essential administrative costs.

Click here for our Contact, Mission and Contribution Form

Contribution level designations on an annual/annualized basis are as follows:

   Friend ($100+)            Supporter ($250+)     Sustainer ($500+)      Benefactor ($750+)

   Leadership Circle:     Silver ($1,000+)         Gold ($2,500+)           Platinum ($5,000+)

Leadership Circle contributors and Corporate Sponsors at or above the $2,500 annual contribution level are entitled to complementary season tickets; Gold and Platinum contribution levels entitle the contributor to a complementary private WCS chamber ensemble performance.

NOTE: Our governing entity is Westchester Chamber Soloists, Inc. (WCS Inc.), incorporated in the State of New York.  WCS, Inc. is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our NY State Certificate of Incorporation, as well as tax-exemption filings with the IRS (1023-EZ) and the State of New York (CHAR410) can be made available on request to contributors.