W.O. Smith Community Music School
P. O. Box 121348
Nashville TN 37212-1348
Mission Statement

W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School makes affordable, quality music instruction available to children from low-income families. 

 We transform lives through music!
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jonah Rabinowitz
Board Chair Ms. Jennie Lou Smith
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1984
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $562,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $562,000.00 (2015)
Statements
Mission

W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School makes affordable, quality music instruction available to children from low-income families. 

 We transform lives through music!
Background Established in 1984, W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School was the idea of Dr. William Oscar "Doc" Smith. Dr. Smith (1917 - 1991) was a renowned jazz bassist, member of the Nashville Symphony, and a 30-year member of the faculty at Tennessee State University. W.O. Smith, a self-taught musician, always credited music as his "ticket out of the ghetto." W.O. Smith's dream of a community music contained elements not found in other cities. He knew that interested and talented low-income children could not afford individualized instruction from traditional teachers or at local institutions that charged tuition in the hundreds of dollars. Specifically, he spelled out the need for a school where underprivileged children, only, could receive specialized instruction for minimal fees. Doc was a passionate believer that music uplifts people, and that needy children required access to it as much, if not more than, others did. In Nashville, he found a community that not only agreed, but also was willing to take his dream and turn it into a reality. Smith's ability to define the problem and inspire a solution helped to create an enthusiastic and persuasive Board of some of our city's important and influential citizens including Buddy Killen, Del Sawyer, Frank Sutherland, Jim Ed Norman, Don Butler, Connie Bradley, Bruce Hinton, Fred Cloud, Bill Hudson, Anne Brown, and numerous others. In 1984, the school opened with 45 students and 20 volunteer teachers. In 2014, more than 220 volunteers will teach 700 students and help to fulfill the dreams of Dr. Smith and the thousands of students who have attended the community music school bearing his name for the last 29 years.
Impact

The past year has been an exciting time for W.O. Smith Music School. During 2013, over 220 volunteer teaching music artists participated in weekly activities at the school facilitating lessons for over 700 low-income students.  In May, the School was proud to have concluded a capital campaign and has no debt related to construction of our facility.

The school year saw the addition of a new digital piano lab and an accompanying digital drum lab. These networked labs have allowed more students to study piano and drums and use technology to collaborate as performers as well as for composition and songwriting.

Students provided many memorable moments including hundreds of performances for family and friends, with Lady Antebellum at the Schermerhorn, the Dustin J. Wells “Gift of Music” concert at the Ryman , for the Garth Brooks/Troy Aikman “Teammates for Kids” Foundation, on the “Keep the Music Playing” stage during the CMA Music Festival, and at Musician’s Corner in Centennial Park.

W.O. Smith Music School continues to enhance technology access across the school. New internet and wi-fi infrastructure was implemented in the summer of 2013 so the school can handle the increased need for bandwidth by our students, volunteers and staff. This allowed the school to implement a new iPad library that brings on-line learning, recording, portfolio making, and assessment tools directly into the classroom.

Next year we look forward to placing our first Smart Boards into classrooms replacing traditional white/chalk boards. Our songwriting students and bands from the school have collaborated on a new project that will culminate with the release of an album of songs written and performed by W.O. Smith students. 

2014-2015 will be an important milestone in the life of our school as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. We look forward to telling our important story, celebrating accomplishments and dreaming of what the next 30 years may hold for low-income children in our community.

 

Needs
W.O. Smith Music School is always in need of qualified volunteer teaching artists.  We encourage anyone who believe they have the ability to provide music instruction to consider filling out a volunteer teacher form on our website:  http://www.wosmith.org/volunteer/private-teacher.
 
 
 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
W.O. Smith Music School is happy to accept donations of financial assistance as well in-kind materials including musical instruments and sheet music.  Anyone wishing to support the School can do so on our secure giving page on our website, via the postal service, by phone or in person if they desire.
 
 
In addition to in-kind and financial donations, W.O. Smith always welcomes volunteers with appropriate musical skills and backgrounds that have an interest in becoming a part of our all-volunteer roster of teaching artists.  A volunteer application can also be found on our website.
 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Arts Education
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development /
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
Services are open to any student who qualifies financially regardless of  address or county of residence. 
CEO Statement Since 1984, the W.O. Smith Music School has been providing music education to thousands of low-income children who would otherwise be unable to afford instruction. The hallmark of our success has been innovative thinking, hard work, and a commitment to arts education for all children. Our school has a long tradition of volunteer excellence, strong Board leadership, and wonderful partnerships with great organizations in one of America's most vibrant cultural communities. And while we know our strengths, we are keenly aware of the challenges that lie ahead. Fulfilling our vision for the next 30 years will require a significant infusion of financial resources to achieve our goals. Exciting visions and bold leadership will make the critical difference. For the past 29 years, the W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School has been committed to providing children the potential of a life made rich with music and music making. We thank you for your consideration so that we may provide another 29 years of music education to so many low-income children in our community. In the summer of 2008, W.O. Smith opened a new facility at 1125 8th Avenue South. Up to that point, the school worked out of two small houses with a total of 2,200 square feet of usable teaching space. The new facility features 22,000 square feet of space, 19 teaching studios, a performance hall, and a library. The building allows us to better serve our current students and make our services available to additional students in the area.
Programs
Description Individual and group music instruction is offered in all band and orchestra instruments, piano, guitar, and voice.   Private lessons are 30 or 45 minutes in length, take place weekly, and conclude every semester with a performance evaluation.
Category
Population Served At-Risk Populations, K-12 (5-19 years), Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Description
 Two choirs are available to enrolled students, Select Singers for students ages 9-11 and Voices for students 12-18. Each meets once per week and performs throughout the year at area senior centers, civic organizations, and special events.
 
The Wind Band and StringSmith ensembles offer great programming for instrumental students.  Like the choir programs, these ensembles also perform on Recital programs and for special events throughout the school year.
 
Category
Population Served At-Risk Populations, K-12 (5-19 years), Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Description
W.O. Smith Music Camps include:
 
Resident Camp:
A 6-day, overnight camp for 80 students ages 12-18 offering daily private lessons, theory classes, ensembles, chorus, practice time, and a musical theater production.
 
Day Camp:
Designed specifically for younger W.O. Smith students, Day Camp serves students 8-12 over a two week period.  Activities include theory class, chorus rehearsal, guest artist performances, and off-site field trips. 
 
Camp BackBeat is a weeklong experience for students interested in commercial music who study guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano and voice. Lessons and coaching from Nashville’s finest working musicians help students to learn what it takes to take their playing to the next level. The students learn to play in a variety of genres including: country, rock, pop, hip-hop, soul and R&B. The week concludes with a concert at Musician's Corner in Centennial Park.
 
Scholarships are available for any student unable to afford the modest fees for each camp.
Budget 46,000
Category
Population Served At-Risk Populations, K-12 (5-19 years), Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Description

Basic Musicianship:

This introductory class is offered to students aged 9 to 18 years old who have never had any previous musical instruction.  The students learn the basics of reading music and musical terms and symbols, providing a solid foundation for their continuation in musical instruction.
 
Musical Beginnings:
This yearlong class, for 7 & 8 year old students, provides an introduction to music for younger children, incorporating singing, movement, dictation, and games.  The students will begin to learn about musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, dynamics, and form. 
 
Music Play:
This 6 week long class introduces many basic musical concepts through the use of gameplay, singing, dancing, movement, and other experiential activities. Students will learn many of the same concepts as in Musical Beginnings, but in a shorter format. This class is a way to give 7 and 8 year olds a musical experience if they are not able to participate in Musical Beginnings.
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Description
Recitals/Concerts:
All students are encouraged to participate in monthly student recitals. Recitals are, of course, a great opportunity to perform for family and friends, showing off hard work!
 
Solo Competition is open to all ages and instruments and is held during
the Spring Semester. Prizes are awarded in the seven divisions:
Piano I, Piano II, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Woodwind/Brass, and a wildcard division.  One overall winner is also selected. All winners are invited to participate in the Spring Honors Recital. Students are eligible to participate by faculty recommendation.
 
College Scholarships:
For students who choose to study music at the college level, W.O. Smith scholarship funds are available in amounts up to $1,500 per academic year or $6,000 over a four-year period. To qualify, students must have graduated from the W.O. Smith Music School program and be pursuing a degree in music performance, music education, or music business.
 
 
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CEO Comments
W.O. Smith Music School continues to develop additional programming to meet the needs of our students.  While our programming has expanded greatly in the last five years, we are not able to meet the increasing demand of students who would like to attend the school.  During the 2014-2015 school year, only four days of open registration will be available to new students before all of the anticipated openings will be exhausted, leaving hundreds of children on waiting lists.
 
We are continually in need of qualified teaching artists to volunteer their services.  At this time, our facility is capable of engaging more volunteers, however there is a tipping point in the near future when that will no longer be possible.  
 
While this is a challenge, it also provides the Board of Directors and staff a great many opportunities to consider alternative programs that will allow those waiting lists to shrink.  The deployment of learning labs, distance learning and the increased use of technology are welcome avenues and we look forward to seeing what the future of music education might become.
 
While increasing opportunities is important, we are cognizant that the most effective and precious part of our mission is made possible by the personal relationships that develop between teacher and student.  We endeavor to honor the traditions of music making, the needs of our twenty-first century students, and the incredible gifts that our volunteers bring to the community while enhancing opportunity and the sequential learning needs of young musicians.
 
 
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Jennie Lou Smith
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2014 to June 2016
Email jenniekeys@comcast.net
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. Lainie Allbee Martin & Allbee & Associates, LLCVoting
Mr. Travis Bartee Wells FargoVoting
Mr. Steve Blackmon Rogers Manufacturing Co., Inc.Voting
Mr. Steve Buchanan Gaylord EntertainmentVoting
Mr. Ramon Cisneros Millennium Marketing, LLCVoting
Mr. Tony Conway Buddy Lee AttractionsVoting
Mr. Tom English Warner/Chappel MusicVoting
Mr. Martin Fischer High Five EntertainmentVoting
Ms. Becky Gardenhire William Morris Endeavor EntertainmentVoting
Ms. Jennie Lou Smith Gooch volunteerVoting
Mr. Stanley Graham Waller, Lansden, Dortch & DavisVoting
Ms. Heather Hubbard WallerVoting
Mr. Owen Kelly Robert W. Baird SecuritiesVoting
Mr. Andrew Kintz SunTrust BankVoting
Ms. Linda Koon Sherrard & RoeVoting
Mr. Justin Levenson SESACVoting
Mr. Fielding Logan Q PrimeVoting
Mr. David Mahanes Wells Fargo Wealth ManagementVoting
Mr. Tim McFadden Tenacity RecordsVoting
Mr. Daniel Miller Borman EntertainmentVoting
Mr. Mark Montgomery Voting
Mr. Ryan Moses Best BrandsVoting
Mr. Rondal Richardson Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Ronna Rubin Rubin MediaVoting
Mr. Del Sawyer Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Stacey Schlitz Drescher & SharpVoting
Mr. Frank Sutherland The TennesseanVoting
Ms. Deaundrea Walker AsurionVoting
Dr. Dennis Wells Nashville Center for Aesthetic DentistryVoting
Ms. Jennifer Witherell Big EnterprisesVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 21
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 66%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Advisory Board
Board Development
Building
Communications / Public Relations
Executive
Human Resources / Personnel & Finance & Marketing & Nominating & By-laws
Operations
Program
Special Events
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability & D and O & Umbrella or Excess & Automobile & Professional
Computer Equipment & Software
Directors & Officers Policy
General Property Coverage
Inland Marine & Mobile Equipment
Special Event Liability
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Camilla Baird Johnston & Murphy
Ms. Holly Bell City National Bank
Ms. Abby Berren Viacom Mdia Networks
Mr. Al Bunetta Al Bunetta Managament
Ms. Margaret Campbelle-Holman Choral Arts Link
Ms. Lori Carver First Tennessee
Ms. CoCo Chalfant Paradigm Group
Mr. Frank Chalfont Colorburst Landscapes
Ms. Karen Clark Pinnacle Financial Partners
Mr. Jeff Coffin Musician/Dave Matthews Band
Mr. Peter Collins Jill Music Ltd.
Ms. Juanita Cousins Belmont University
Ms. Laura Covington TKO Management
Ms. Colleen Dowd Parallon
Mr. Kevin Endres Indpendent Creative writer/director
Mr. Rod Essig Creative Artists Agency
Mr. Doug Fluegel Podiatry Insurance Company of America
Mr. Randy Ford Community Volunteer
Mr. Steven Greil Community Volunteer
Mr. Edward Hardy Country Music Association
Ms. Lisa Harless Regions Bank
Mr. Brandon Herrenbruck Steinway Piano Gallery
Ms. Jennifer Hillen Harpeth Hall School
Mr. Chris Horsnell Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley
Mr. Mark Ison Sherrard & Roe
Ms. Pamela Johnson OZ
Mr. Chris Keaton Keaton Music Group
Ms. Suzanne Kessler Hughes-Kessler Consulting
Mr. Ken Kraus Loeb & Loeb
Mr. Paul Kwami Fisk Jubilee Singers
Mr. Lawrence Lipman The Lipman Group/Sotheby's International Realty
Mr. Porter Maxwell TrustCore Financial
Ms. Mary Ann McCready Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy
Ms. Tinti Moffat TJ Martell Foundation
Ms. Shelia Morris Morris Marketing
Ms. Molly Pratt Community Volunteer
Ms. Tanya Singh Lead Belly Foundation
Ms. Melanie Smith-Howard Harlan Howard Songs
Mr. John Stein Bank of America
Ms. Susan Stewart National Academy of Recording Arts and Science
Ms. Denise Stiff DS Management
Mr. Noel Sullivan Frank E. Neal & Co.
Mr. Cal Turner IIICal IV Entertainment
Mr. Stacy Widelitz Songwriter/Composer
Ms. Eleanor Willis Community Volunteer
CEO Comments
W.O. Smith Music School is fortunate to have a talented and diverse Board and Advisory Board members.  Members of both boards are activated in providing governance and advice.  They include leading attorneys, bankers, HR professional, insurance executives, educators, music educators, music industry professionals, non-profit managers, volunteer teaching artists and many former officers and Past Presidents of the School.
 
While most governance issues are overseen by committee, we have a continued deficiency in the segregation of duties and internal controls in financial reporting.  The audit and finance committees continues to monitor and considered the cost effectiveness of obtaining services to enhance the current financial reporting.  The committee has been satisfied that the assistance auditors have provided to convert yearly accounting records to GAAP based financial statements meets our current needs.  Our auditors are satisfied with our procedures and the measures that have been taken to mitigate short comings as well.

The Executive and Finance Committees continue to monitor financial procedures and consider changes as necessary.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Jonah Rabinowitz
Term Start Aug 1995
Email jonahr@wosmith.org
Experience

Jonah, a native of New York, Has been the Executive Director of W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School since 1995. As a musician, Jonah received his training at the Manhattan School of Music and then attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance while studying with Charles Schleuter, principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Jonah’s performing career includes positions as the principal trumpet of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic, principal trumpet of the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, and performances and recordings with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a faculty member at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta.

He is the former Director of the Georgia Academy of Music in Atlanta. Jonah was president of Tennesseans for the Arts, Tennessee’s leading arts advocacy group in 2011-2012, is a member of the steering committee for the Nashville Arts Coalition in addition to having served as a member of Mayor Karl Dean’s Music City Music Council.

Jonah was the recipient of the 2011 Edwina Hefner Community Leadership Award from the Nashville Symphony and the 2011 Governor’s Arts Award for Leadership from TN Governor Haslam and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Jonah is a graduate of Leadership Music class of 1998 and Leadership Nashville in 2013 where he continues to serve as a member of the logistics team for the class of 2014.

Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Kenneth Wendrich Oct 1984 - Nov 1994
Staff
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 220
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Oct 2012
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network1992
Nashville Arts Coalition1995
Tennesseans for the Arts1994
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Governor's Arts Awards for LeadershipGovernor Haslam & Tennessee Arts Commission2011
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award finalistPresident's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities2011
"SunTrust Business Acumen in the Arts"Center for Non-Profit Management Salute to Excellence2012
Senior Staff
Title Assistant Director
Experience/Biography Lynn Adelman graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a B. A. in Music Education in 1980. She received a Masters' Degree in Church Music with an emphasis in Choral Conducting at Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville, Tennessee in 1983. From 1984 through 1994, Ms. Adelman was the Music Director at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN, where she directed nine choral and instrumental ensembles and participated in the liturgical design team. Since 1994, she has served the W. O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School as Assistant Director. Her position at the School includes recruitment of the all-volunteer faculty, registering and scheduling students, administrating the after school and Saturday educational programs and directing the two choral ensembles. Ms. Adelman has performed locally as a recitalist and as a vocalist for various events. She was a founding member of the Nashville Chamber Singers and participated in the choir for ten years. In addition, Ms. Adelman has served as interim Music Director for St. Matthew Catholic Church in Williamson County, and has served as clinician for Rutherford County Choral Festivals. Ms. Adelman is married to Bill Adelman and is the mother of two daughters, Stephanie and Manning.
Title Program Manager
Experience/Biography
CEO Comments
W.O. Smith has grown substantially in the past 5 years.  Our transition from our prior facility to our new home has increased the number of low-income students and volunteer teaching artists two-fold.  While our staff has increased in size by 40%, the continued growth of our programs will begin to strain the four full time and 2 part time staff members soon.
 
Since 2008, our operating budget has increased from $360,000 to $526,000 annually.  This increase is primarily due to added staff and moving to a facility that is 25,000 square feet larger than our previous building.  The need to maintain our facility and to consider additional staff in the near future is a concern that we welcome and look forward to solving.
 
As part of our most recent strategic plan, it is our intent to utilize our building asset to realize earned and fundraising income that can help offset some of the costs in our ever increasing budget while making sure that we always give priority to our students and the programs of the school.
 
A current venue rental program has realized net earnings of more than $40,000 every year since 2009.  This has become an important revenue stream.  We continue to increase the number of creative and fundraising activities that we produce in our school yearly.  Since 2012, this has provided a revenue boost of more than $50,000 annually.  We believe that there are additional activities and creative ways to utilize our resources to impact the needs of a thriving and growing institution. 
 
The next additions to our staff will need to include administrative support as well as facility management to make sure that we maintain our home for the next generation of W.O. Smith students.
 
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30 2015
Projected Revenue $562,000.00
Projected Expenses $562,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Revenue$1,341,876$1,264,537$1,116,803
Total Expenses$1,444,206$1,341,389$1,224,303
Revenue Less Expenses($102,330)($76,852)($107,500)
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$188,750$116,850$85,850
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$188,750$116,850$85,850
Individual Contributions$348,595$442,714$337,116
$0$0$0
$6,353$54,738$45,573
Investment Income, Net of Losses$41$46$90
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$92,995$42,885$59,314
Revenue In-Kind$650,034$608,709$572,475
Other$42,682($1,405)$16,385
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$1,156,679$1,088,686$978,061
Administration Expense$209,305$194,741$182,725
Fundraising Expense$78,222$57,962$63,517
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.930.940.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%81%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%10%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$6,547,562$6,970,321$7,021,047
Current Assets$300,713$516,315$430,844
Long-Term Liabilities$0$308,000$308,000
Current Liabilities$17,060$29,489$3,363
Total Net Assets$6,530,502$6,632,832$6,709,684
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities17.6317.51128.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%4%4%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $348,595Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $442,714Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $337,116
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants $188,750Government Grants $116,850Government Grants $85,850
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $92,995Venue Rental Income $46,965Fundraising Events $59,314
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2014
Organization Comments
W.O. Smith Music School has great success in operational fundraising.  While our total revenue would seem to fall short of expenses, this is due to depreciation costs on our new facility opened in 2008.  Operational income has exceeded expenses in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
 
Our Board of Directors has designated funds from our unrestricted balances on a yearly basis for deferred maintenance to defray the future needs of our facility.  While this amount does not equal the total in depreciation, in consultation with expert contractors and vendors, we believe it will be more than sufficient to meet our on-going needs.
 
An examination of our yearly audit accurately shows the income and expenses associated with our operations and shows a health revenue stream and the consistent ability for W.O. Smith Music School to meet operational needs.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from the audit.
Foundation and corporate contributions are included in the Individuals sum.
Financial figures prior to FY 2010 were taken from the 990.
Financial documents prepared by Kraft CPAs, PLLC.
Comments provided by Laurel Fisher 1/10/14.
 
*W.O. Smith Smith Nashville Community School's endowment is housed at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Nonprofit W.O. Smith Community Music School
Address P. O. Box 121348
Nashville, TN 372121348
Primary Phone (615) 255-8355
Contact Email info@wosmith.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jonah Rabinowitz
Board Chair Ms. Jennie Lou Smith
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1984