Our Mission & Community Support
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
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
additional information on WCS's activities, or to explore establishing a connection to our organization, please email us at
PLEASE SUPPORT US
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
level designations on an annual/annualized basis are as follows:
Supporter ($250+) Sustainer ($500+)
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.
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.