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Budget breakdown


Goal: $25,500

Concert Fund

Concerts are our biggest expense, due in no small part to the fact that we prioritize paying our artists.  We work tirelessly to get everything we can donated, from venue use to program printing, so that we can put the maximum amount of money towards the music and the people who make it.

Here is an overview of a typical CPC concert budget:

70% - musician and composer compensation

12% - recording (video and audio) and photography

10% - music copying and printing

8% - misc. costs

Community Engagement Programming

Education and outreach have always been an important part of the CPC. For more information on our outreach and educational programs, including CPC in Schools and the CPC Student Composer Fellowship Program, click here.

Business Costs and Overhead

Up to this point, the CPC has been run entirely by our tireless and dedicated volunteers. While volunteers will continue to be a big part of the CPC, we realize that an organization of our size and caliber can not continue indefinitely on volunteer work alone.  We want the CPC to be sustainable and successful in the long term, so we are working to build a robust organization that can support our composers, artists and community for years to come.

We are currently in the process of filing for 501c3 status, which has meant hiring a lawyer. As our operation and budget expands, we will also need the services of an accountant and other professional business services. We have continuing insurance costs to cover- like liability insurance- as well as new insurance costs, like Directors’ and Officers’ insurance for our board.