Oklahoma Choral Association
P.O.Box 18546
Oklahoma City OK 73154-0546
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Master Chorale
Mission Statement To establish and maintain a high quality choral group to provide public performances of the choral repertoire for the state and region. To provide concerts in conjunction with educational and cultural agencies and organizations for the improvement of the standards of choral performance. To develop a diverse audience with interest in the art of choral performance in the state and region. To change the lives of people through music.
Contact Information
Contact Name Dr. Nettie Williams
Contact email j_n_williams616@yahoo.com
Address P.O.Box 18546
Oklahoma City, OK 73154 0546
Phone (405) 250-1484
County Oklahoma
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer We accept checks from individuals as well as companies.
We sell ads for our program which is for an entire season. These can be either for a business, service, memorial, or in support of Oklahoma Master Chorale.
We always welcome volunteers! You can help at a concert with greeting, programs and seating. We also can use help with dress rehearsals. Help with marketing and press for our organization and concerts would be welcomed as well.
In-kind donations such as photography, web site updates and social media are also needed.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $8,000.00
Projected Expenses $8,000.00
Mission To establish and maintain a high quality choral group to provide public performances of the choral repertoire for the state and region. To provide concerts in conjunction with educational and cultural agencies and organizations for the improvement of the standards of choral performance. To develop a diverse audience with interest in the art of choral performance in the state and region. To change the lives of people through music.
Background The Oklahoma Master Chorale performs choral masterworks under the direction of Dr. Nettie Williams. Our goal is to use scholarship and integrity to the intent of the composer as parameters of an artistic musical performance. Careful score analysis affords the performers insight into the written score, which we employ to bring alive the music to the listener. Since so many of the classics were written for worship, our performances when appropriate will be set within a liturgical environment that enhances the original settings. The group is dedicated to fine musicianship and careful score analysis to bring choral literature alive to the listener. The group performs locally and across the region. Incorporated under the Oklahoma Choral Association, both the Oklahoma Master Chorale and Schola have tax-exempt status.
We have a new director in Dr. Nettie Williams, our own Conductor Emeritus.
We performed "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten, As well as " Christmas in the Southwest" By Conrad Susa. Both of these works are rarely performed in our area.
We instituted a program to sell ads in our program. This was successful financially and helped broaden our audience base.
We hired a new graphic company which upgraded our program for a more professional appearance.
We continue to feature soloists from within our talented members.
We will perform Mozart's "Coronation Mass" with full orchestra on May 4, 2014 at St. Joseph's Old Cathedral in Oklahoma City.
For our next season we are planning works by Poulenc, Bach and  a performance featuring the poetry of Robert Frost.
Needs 1. Donations to support the hiring of orchestra members. The average cost is. $240.00 per person. We hire 6-25 musicians for each concert.
2. New orchestra stand lights. We provide stands and lights for the musicians.
3. Printing of programs and flyers for our concerts.
4. Assistance with fees for accompanist and director.
5. Assistance with fees for professional soloists when needed.
Board Chair Statement The Oklahoma Master Chorale continues to perform choral masterworks of the past and present with a high degree of musicianship and understanding of musical styles and compositions. Ensemble singing requires respect for the integrity of the work and for each other. Being committed to excellent preparation for concerts, Master chorale singers hope to share the joy and emotional experience of music with the audience.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma - statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Singing & Choral Groups
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Performing Arts
Our 2013-2014 season was set to begin in December 2013, but due to an ice storm we had to postpone until January 2014. We sang "Ceremony and Carols" by Benjamin Britten honoring his 100th anniversary. Along with this we sang "Christmas in the Southwest" by Conrad Susa. This work is based on traditional Spanish carols.
Our next performance, An Afternoon with Amadeus, will be May 4, 2014 2:00 PM at St. Joseph's Old Cathedral, Oklahoma City, OK. We will be singing Mozart's "Coronation Mass" accompanied by orchestra.

Population Served General/Unspecified General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Nettie Williams
Start Date Mar 2013
Email j_n_williams@yahoo.com
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 25
Are professional development opportunities provided? No
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? N/A
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Name Nancy Jefferies
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2012 to June 2014
Email jefferbelle@aol.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2014
Board of Directors List
Shirley Anderson Voting
Christiane Faris Oklahoma City UniversityVoting
Nancy Jefferies Voting
Kelly Walton Krause Kelly Walton Krause DesignVoting
David Moxley Voting
Jeff Peters Voting
Susan Seamans Voting
Ken Southard Voting
Dwayne Vallandingham Voting
Bill Wade Voting
Nettie Williams Exofficio
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 6
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2013-June 30, 2014
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $8,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $8,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$7,499$3,669$8,209
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues--$700--
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$15,692$15,658$11,951
Administration Expense$232$224$4,905
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.780.690.49
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%99%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$4,508$8,011$12,684
Current Assets$4,508$8,011$12,684
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$4,508$8,011$12,684
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $7,499Individuals $3,669Individuals $8,209
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $4,309Foundation & Corporations $3,490 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporations $614Earned Revenue $3,149 --
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from compilations provided by the organization.
Note: This organization is only required to file an IRS 990-N postcard and an audit is not cost effective. The organization has provided the Oklahoma City Community Foundation with confirmation from the IRS that it has filed a 990N (the postcard) for tax years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. 
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Address P.O.Box 18546
Oklahoma City, OK 73154 0546
Primary Phone 405 250-1484
CEO/Executive Director Nettie Williams
Board Chair Nancy Jefferies
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer