2012 Annual Report



2012 Annual Report
Annual Report
They played borrowed songs on borrowed
instruments, but the music they made was all their
own.~Durham Herald Sun
Dear friends and family,
KidZNotes is on its way to making a world of music in Durham. KidZNotes transforms the
lives of underserved children through classical, orchestral music training beginning in early
childhood to combat poverty, strengthen inner-city education, and foster positive decisionmaking to unlock the world.
KidZNotes is the first “El Sistema” inspired program in NC, and is connected to other “El
Sistema” programs nationwide and across the globe. We will enroll 200 children this fall, in
Kindergarten through the 5th grade. We currently work with 5 Durham Title-1 elementary
schools, where 60% or more of their students qualify for free or reduced lunch. KidZNotes
is passionate about the impact of early childhood education, and the overwhelming majority
of new students enrolled every year enter in Kindergarten. Students are provided with an
orchestral instrument, receive 10 hours/week of instruction for the entire school year, and
attend a 3-week summer camp. This intense training experience amounts to nearly 500
hours of practice and performance every year. It costs $2,500 a year to provide one child
with an instrument, the intense music instruction KidZNotes provides, music supplies, and
participation in the many performances, events, and trips to artistic institutions. In our
first 2 years alone, the KidZNotes orchestras performed nearly 100 times in the community,
highlighting our students and their accomplishments. KidZNotes intends to grow to serve
500 students in Durham by 2017, and to expand to develop a second “nucleo” in Raleigh,
advancing our kids through a system of orchestras from Kindergarten-12th grade.
Through KidZNotes every child, no matter their social or economic circumstances, is
empowered with the fundamental right to know beauty, to strive together to create something
that is inspirational and bigger than themselves, and to excel in an art form historically
reserved for the elite. We are creating an orchestra campus and thriving arts neighborhood
in East Durham, targeting poverty and affecting social change through music. Thank you for
celebrating with us, and for your support!
Katie Wyatt, Executive Director
Elias J. Torre, Board Chair
L to R: (Left) Executive Director, Katie Wyatt, Board Chair Elias Torre, and cofounder, Lucia Powe greet guests of the 2nd Annual
KidZNotes Gala outside of the Carolina Theatre. (Right)KidZNotes students with Shuna Tucker, jazz cellist and performer after a
KidZNotes masterclass.
Mission Vision CoreValues
Mission Statement
KidZNotes transforms the lives of underserved children through classical, orchestral music
training beginning in early childhood to combat poverty, strengthen inner-city education, and
foster positive decision-making to unlock the world.
Our vision is to be a catalyst for change that uses music to build a thriving
network of children, families, and partners where the passion for music
unleashes the human potential to transform lives and communities. The
foundation of our vision is our commitment to embrace and value diversity, excellence, and
collaboration in our daily lives.
Core Values
Excellence - in everything that we do
Nurturing - joy and a love of music
Empowerment - of diverse and underserved
children, families, and communities
Transformation - of lives and communities
Commitment - to each other and the orchestra
Collaboration - with each other and the world
KidZNotes in the future....
2011-2014 Strategic Plan
This year, KidZNotes completed its first strategic planning process in order to shape and develop
a plan that meets the demands for our program in the community while being fiscally and
strategically responsible for a sustainable KidZNotes for future generations.
After careful consideration and input from our constituents including KidZNotes families,
members of the Board of Directors, and community partners, KidZNotes’ three-year strategic
plan was adopted in April 2012 with 5 main objectives to achieve by 2014 for success:
300 students receiving daily instruction and practice in Durham
100 students performing together as a full orchestra with all traditional sections (strings,
brass, woodwinds, percussion, etc.)
Sustained relationships with five Durham elementary schools and new relationships with
Durham middle and high schools.
Ongoing partnerships with the Durham Public Schools, Duke University, East Durham Children’s Initiative, and the North Carolina Symphony.
A balanced operating budget for 2012-13 of $459,000 with 4 months in reserve funds/working capital.
With the continued support of the community, in its full complement, KidZNotes plans to grow
over the next 5 years to serve 500 students K-12 and keep Durham’s children and youth engaged
and in school, ensuring their successful transition to college and/or the workplace.
Above: KidZNotes students perform at the opening of a new Habitat for Humanity home in East Durham.
Vision Statement
KidZNotes Musicians
Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet School
Farid Alfaro-Chavez, Jamileth Castillo-Barreda,
Donna Diaz, Eva Egeghy, Khimani English,
Hannah Ettu*, Myles Ettu, Gigi Freeman, Amir Hall,
Kristopher Herring, Mikayla Hunt*, Timya Kerr,
Takia Laster, Aileen Lazaro*, Ashley Lazaro,
Diana Luis-Minenez, Jessie Marin*,
Zulema Mariso-Resendis, Diego Orellana,
Rachel Oyervides, Evan Thron, Kiara Truitt*
E.K. Powe Elementary School
Aissata Alou, Xavier Best, Donnell Blowe*, Enise Blowe, Jean Cardenas, Jiovany Cardenas*,
Abdalla Eltayeb*, Ayah Eltayeb*, Marcus Gee*, Sofia Gee, Sekou Goff*, Katherine Gomez*,
Morgan Green, Tahir Henry*, Jazel Johnson, Charlie Lione, Yanil Loredo-Vizozo,
Hatia Melvin, Heyda Ortiz-Paredes*, Jonathan Ortiz-Paredes*, Joshua Padilla,
Fatima Ramirez-Arredondo, Alfredo Salazar*, Kevin Santos, Asia-Rae Smith, Maria Tobon*,
Jennifer Torres, Jessica Torres, Imhotep Truitt, McKenzie Walton*, Brandan Whitaker,
Zamariah Womack
Eastway Elementary School
Jaqueline Acosta*, Dazaria Brown, Genesis Chinchilla, Wisdom Cooper,
Andy Dos Caminos-Bonilla*, Kimberly Delgado, Syncere Farrow, Cordero Fox, Liseth Gomez,
Laila Hailey, Esmerelda Hernandez*, Evelyn Lopez, Jennifer Martinez, Carlos Mendez-Perez*,
Jose Mendez-Perez*, Lesly Nunez*, Taniya O’Neal, Anthony Perry, Cori Pritchett,
Ken Sanchez, Prince Thomas, Esmeralda Villalba-Torres, Erica Villalba-Torres*,
Emonie Walker*, Dawmenique Watson, Destiny Watson
Y.E. Smith Elementary School
Gerald Alston, Ana Alvarado, Lesley Escobar, Isabel Flores*, LaShea Grimmett,
Jessica Guerreuo-Cervantes*, Lawrence Hunt*, Sydney Lawrence, Anna Martinez-Gutierrez,
Hailey Martinez-Gutierrez, Jose Reyez-Martinez*, Giselle Mejia-Santos*,
Angilique McDougald, Jazmine Monae-Douglas, Donald Moore*, Taliyah Ragland*,
Montreal Robinson, Jaden Stampley, Jamen Stampley, Zandria Steele, Yadira YePez-Pavon
*Denotes students from our most advanced group, the “Beethovens”
KidZNotes Volunteers and Interns
Meg Anderson, Courtney Arena, Matt Aviles,
Kiran Bhardwaj, Natalie Chin, Catherine Farmer,
Frederick Feely, Samantha Frenduto, Lauren Grady,
Maria Graffagnino, Linda Gooch, Stuart Hedgpeth,
Evan Howell, Suqui Huang, Vita Jones, Daniel Kim,
Grace Kim, Jason Lee, Laura Naslund, Lin Ong, Amir Paker,
Micha Pickus, Katie Reiter-Lavery, Grace Replogle,
Alexis Spieldenner, Kaysie Tulanian, Jessica Weiner,
Meg Wiliams, Ambika Viswanathan, Karl VonZabern
Above: (Top) KidZNotes students in the winds and brass section perform in the Annual Winter Concert. (Bottom) KidZNotes
volunteer, Laura Naslund helps a student during KidZNotes Summer Camp.
Opposite page L to R: (Left) KidZNotes student practices her posture at a Saturday morning rehearsal. (Middle) The KidZNotes
choir performs at the Annual Winter Concert. (Right) KidZNotes student plays alongside his peers as apart of the Beethoven
KidZNotes wishes to thank the following individuals, corporations, and foundations who have
contributed generously to the KidZNotes Scholarship Fund from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.
*Denotes KidZNotes board members and staff
TEACHERS COUNCIL ($10,000 - $24,999)
Cormetech, Inc., Paul and Cora Harrison, Daniel Lewis, Mead Family Foundation,
Morgan Creek Foundation, Harry L. and Helen M. Rust Charitable Fund,
Triangle Community Foundation Community Grantmaking
SONATA CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999)
Duke University Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts,
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Giving Circle, Lucia Peel Powe*, Shirley Siegel,
Steve and BJ Suttle*, Mary Norris Preyer Fund
Peter Calingaert, Peter Cummings, D’Addario Music Foundation, Nancy Worth Davis*,
Duke University Office of Durham and Regional Affairs - Doing Good In the Neighborhood,
Durham Arts Council, Barker and Cavett French, John and Martha Idler*, John and Kristin Replogle,
The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Elias Torre*
VIOLIN SPONSOR ($1,000 - $2,499)
Evelyn Alicki*, Altrusa Intl. of Durham, Inc., Altrusa of Chapel Hill, Dr. and Mrs. Richard Brodhead,
Patrick Conley, Jean Eberdt, Anne Firor Scott, David Scott and Anne Geer, Deborah Hock,
Kathleen and F. Reed Johnson, Judith Lilley, Kristin Lione, Anne Liptzin, Hugh and Lianne MacGregor,
Mark Jacobson Toyota, Kathleen Morrison, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences,
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Michael and Amy Tiemann, Ronald and Marilyn Toelle,
Watts Street Baptist Church, WCPE “The Classical Station” Educational Fund, Jeff and Judy Weinstock,
Janet and Edward Wyatt, Phail Wynn
PATRON ($500 - $999)
Arthur and Diane Belden, Roberta Bender, Shane and Nicole Deaton, Bertis and Katherine Downs,
Duke-Durham Giving Project, Philip and Nnenna Freelon, Douglas Friesen,
Habitat for Humanity Durham, Marguerite Hutchins, Louise and Clinton Kelly, Kiwanis Club of Durham,
John Latimer, Music Explorium, Musica Artist Management, Cecile Noel, James and Pamela Pate,
Raleigh Charter High School, Margaret Scarborough, Bonnie Thron, Mark Trustin, Carol Ann Tucker
BATON CLUB ($250 - $499)
Lenore and Victor Behar, Jud Bowman, Malcolm and Patty Brown, Howard and Annie Clement*,
Eugene and Katherine Dauchert, Joel Derstine, Diamante, Inc., Robert and Kerstin Doherty, Shirley Few,
Adele Hagood, Anne Haislip, William and Anne Kirkland, La Femme Concierge, Inc.,
Scott and Barbra Laird*, Preston and Ann Leake, Angeles Martinez de Carvajal, Michael Melcher,
Sylvester and Gabriele Minter, Thomas McGuire and Josephine Powe, Donald Rorke,
Bob and Luanne Roth, William Shore, Judy Smith, Elizabeth Peel and David Solow,
James and Thedora Speed, Carolyn and Sandy Stidham, Helen Wolfson and Eric Thomas,
Coleman Whittier, Kathryn Wyatt*
KidZNotes Scholarship Fund
FAN CLUB ($100 - $249)
Donald and Frances Alguire, Farad Alicki, Tokay Allen*, Dave Alsobrooks, Michelle April,
Backyard Barbeque of Durham, Patricia Beyle, Richare Birgel, Andrew and Jennifer Blank*,
LaSaundra Booth”, Brown Brothers Plumbing, Gillian Cell, Meg Coward, James and Sara Craven,
John and Ann Dancy, Durham School of the Arts, Robert and Connie Eby, Leigh and Peter Egeghy,
Jim Ericksen, Thomas and Shauna Farmer, Jeff Farnham, Carol Feuer, Maryanne Friend,
Susan and Geoffrey Gisler, Lauren Goslin, Hamilton Hill, Carlisle Harvard, Eleanor Heath, Sally Hogan,
Haywood and Mary Holderness, Janet Holderness, Robert and Elizabeth Hughes,
ITP Kids + Music, Inc., Wanda Jacula, Perri and Carter Kersh, Julie Grossman and Jonathan Kirsch,
Robert and Leslie Lacin, Michael Lemanski, Nerys Levy, David Lindquist, Sandi Macdonald,
Micheline Malson, David Marschall, Seymour and Josephine Mauskopf, Betty McCain,
David and Deborah McCarthy, Leigh Mcleod, Mitch and Christine Mumma, Musical Minds, LLC.,
Robert and Patricia Naslund, James Nonnemaker, Olde North Star BBQ, David and Siobhan Olson,
Scott and Michelle Orvis, Rodney and Claire Overcash, Jean Philips, Trudi Abel and Noah Pickus,
David and Lisa Price, Marie Reaves, Edgar and Deborah Roach, Rita Robbins, Mercedes Rodman,
David and Kimberly Saussey, Susan and Steven Schwarz, Mary Semans, David and Dorothy Smith,
Carlos and Ann Sololongo, St. Philips Parish, Ann Stock, Lucy and William Stokes, Tonya Suggs*,
Nancy Sumner, Sweet Tea Consulting, Stephen and Judy Thomson, Jane Thorn, Kristin Trangsrud,
Malcolm and Susan Trevillian, Mary Anne Van Kampen, Brian and Karen Vandersea, Dory VanDuzer,
Katherine White, Barbara Baron and Logan Wilkins, Eliza Wolff
2nd Annual KidZNotes Gala:
Celebrating the Children of Durham
In May 2012, KidZNotes celebrated our second Annual KidZNotes Gala: Celebrating the Children of
Durham. With over 250 guests, the gala featured Latin-inspired foods, performances, and musicians.
The KidZNotes Beethoven Ensemble performed on stage with special guest, six-time Grammy nominee,
Nnenna Freelon, and KidZNotes raised over $50,000.
Bronze Sponsor ($500)
Gold Sponsor ($2,500)
Marcia Angle and Mark Trustin
Hugh and Lianne MacGregor
Charles Alley and Sarah Russell
Marilyn Mead
Howard and Annie Clement*
Lucia Peel Powe*
Jackie Glasser
Shirley Siegel
Paul and Cora Harrison
Steve and BJ Suttle*
Deborah Hock
Silver Sponsor ($1,000)
Manifold Recording,
ABC-11 Eyewitness News
Michael and Amy Tiemann
Back-In-Time Farm, Dory VanDuzer
Judith Lilley
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle
Michael Martino
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Margaret Parker
Nancy Worth Davis*
Bettye Penick in honor of Lucia Peel Powe
Edward Holmes
SpeeDeeQue Instant Print, Inc.
John and Martha Idler*
Patrick Walls, Agent/NC Farm Bureau
Opus 1
Mutual Insurance Company
Adam Preyer*
Janet and Edward Wyatt
Nancy Reed
Refocus Design, Nicole Folk
Financial Summary
Statement of Activities
Total Assets: $132,941.81
Individual and business gifts: $125,168.80
Corportate Contributions $16,112.18
Non Profit and Foundation Grants $76,700.00
In-kind revenue $21,700.00
Micellaneous revenue: $5,410.73
Special Event revenue $49,209.95
Program Service Fee $5,975.36
TOTAL REVENUE: $300,277.02
Liabilities: $6,476.66
Equity: $126,465.15
Total Liabilities and Equity: $132,941.81
Paid program expense: $223,832.60
In-kind program expense $21,700.00
Paid administrative expense $52,585.93
TOTAL EXPENSE: $298,118.53
KidZNotes Staff and Teachers
Kathryn Wyatt, Executive Director
Jennifer Blank, Development &
Marketing Manager
Brandon Boyles, Site Coordinator
Dede Addy, Violin
Tokay Allen, General Music, Club Blvd.
LeRoy Barley, Brass and Woodwinds
LaSaundra Booth, Mozarts Music Director
Victoria Jones, Accompanist
Sara Moore, Violin
Jihyun Park, Choir
Julius Prescott, Cello
Ruby Prescott, Violin
Lillian Presley, General Music, Y.E. Smith
Fred Smith, Brass and Woodwinds
Tonya Suggs, Beethovens Music Director
Jessica Tanner, General Music, E.K. Powe
Mike Truzy, Choir/General Music, Eastway
Maria Valencia, Violin & Viola
Matt Vooris, Percussion
It’s organizations like KidZNotes that are leading the
way in creative education, using music and the arts
to develop critical thinking skills in children to help
them succeed.
~NC Secretary for Cultural Resources, Linda Carlisle
Opposite page: L to R: (Left) KidZNotes Scholarship Fund Co-Chair, Judith Bell takes a salsa lesson at the 2012 KidZNotes
Gala. (Middle) The KidZNotes choir perform at the gala. (Right) Guests pose for a photo-op at the gala.
Above: Executive Director, Katie Wyatt, addresses KidZNotes students before a concert for their friends and families.
Statement of Financial Position
2011-2012 KidZNotes Board of Directors
Elias J. Torre, Board Chair
Scott Laird, Vice Board Chair
Fine Arts Coordinator, NC School of Science and Math
Adam Preyer, Secretary
Senior Marketing Manager, XpedX/International Paper
Julius Prescott, Treasurer
Cellist and Senior Loan Officer, Pinnacle Funding, Inc
Lucia Peel Powe, Co-Founder
Teacher, writer, community activist
Pierce Freelon
Jazz musician, Professor of Ethnomusicology,
Creator of The Beast
Nancy Worth Davis, JD
VP and General Counsel, Rutland Products
Martha Idler
Parent and Philanthropist
Steven P. Suttle
Chief Executive Officer, Cormetech, Inc.
David Reese
Executive Director, East Durham Children’s Initiative
Evelyn Alicki
Venezuelan Cultural Association of NC,
parent and activist
Councilman Howard Clement, III
Durham City Council Member
John V. Brown
Associate Professor of the Practice of Music,
Director of Duke Jazz Program,
Duke University
Kathryn Wyatt, ex officio
Executive Director, KidZNotes
2011-2012 KidZNotes Board of Advisors
Daniela Bedoni
El Sistema Venezuela
Pat Beyle
Sara Craven
James Forrest, Esq.
Shelley Livingston
Rev. Jonah Kendall
St. Philips Episcopal
Betty Ray McCain
NC State Legislature
Dorothy Kitchen
Duke Strings School
Don Rorke
Maestro William Henry Curry
Ronnie Lilly
Durham Symphony
Douglas Zinn
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Judy Thomson
Mel Williams
End Poverty Durham
Bill Shore
Christopher Gergen
Bull City Forward
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
Ph: 919-560-2712
Front Cover Top to Bottom: (Top) The KidZNotes Beethoven Ensemble performs at the Annual Winter Concert. (Middle) KidZNotes students perform at a “Thank You” BBQ for the friends
and family of KidZNotes. (Bottom) KidZNotes students warm-up before a concert.
Back Cover L to R: (Left)KidZNotes students pose after a rehearsal on Saturday morning. (Right) KidZNotes students talk with a musicians at the North Carolina Symphony. 

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