Running a chorus in Illinois these days is expensive. 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.
Amasong is also, now, selling face masks for 10 dollars each.
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 $15-25 would cover the music fees for one singer
Your gift of $125 would cover one semester of dues for a singer
Your gift of $150 would help defray the salary of one guest artist
Your gift of $50 would defray the rent of rehearsal space
A recurring gift of just $10 per month would make a tangible difference in the life of the chorus.