Running a chorus in Illinois these days is expensive. In the past we’ve received funding from the Illinois Arts Council, but current budget conditions in Illinois mean that that stream of funding is frozen (you can learn more here). Amasong is committed to paying artists as professionals, including our artistic director and the guest artists who perform at our concerts. Additional expenses include rental of office, rehearsal and performance space, purchase of music, insurance, annual community building retreats, and commissions of works by female composers.
Additionally, Amasong is devoted to all women identified singers being able to participate, regardless of their ability to pay. Your support can help keep the chorus thriving. Amasong is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.
Where does the money come from?
Each Amasinger pays per-semester dues and a fee for her music. The twice-yearly concerts generate revenue, as do extra concerts in our communities. The sale of CDs t-shirts, and other items help with expenses and get the Amasong name out to new and potential fans, but do not provide a significant revenue stream.
Does that cover it?
Not everything. Amasong depends on faithful donors who show support financially. If every person who has heard Amsong’s music on a CD or watched the “Amasong Chorus: Singing Out” documentary gave just a little bit, we would not have to go back to the faithful few. We are constantly expanding the list of those who should have the opportunity to support Amasong’s efforts.
What do I need to do?
Your gift of $20 would cover the music fees for one singer
Your gift of $75 would one semester of dues for a singer
Your gift of $100 would help defray the salary of one guest artist
Your gift of $150 would pay a rehearsal accompanist for two weeks
A recurring gift of just $10 / month would make a tangible difference in the life of the chorus.