Da Capo Virginia
2697 Dyer Store Rd
Martinsville VA 24112
Mission Statement Our vision is to offer community-based opportunities that develop and train leaders in musical excellence.
Our mission is to provide transforming musical experiences that inspire and capture passion, equip through exceptional, dynamic instruction, and champion sharing music's profound effect with one's community.  
Our Guiding Principles: 
  • Develop the whole person through opportunities for self-expression, discipline, creativity, and teamwork. 
  • Achieve excellence through challenging experiences. 
  • Create, build, and strengthen new and existing communities through the common language of music. 
  • Appreciate all types of music. 
  • Provide an opportunity for everyone, where all are valued as individuals. 
  • Outfit individuals with the power to share music and impact their world.
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CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jeffrey Prillaman
Board Chair Jeff Prillaman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cisco Systems
Contact Information
Address 2697 Dyer Store Rd
Martinsville, VA 24112
Telephone 804 432-3446
Fax 804 432-3446
E-mail info@dacapova.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Former Names
Da Capo Institute2008
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $48,500.00
Projected Expenses $55,300.00
Mission Our vision is to offer community-based opportunities that develop and train leaders in musical excellence.
Our mission is to provide transforming musical experiences that inspire and capture passion, equip through exceptional, dynamic instruction, and champion sharing music's profound effect with one's community.  
Our Guiding Principles: 
  • Develop the whole person through opportunities for self-expression, discipline, creativity, and teamwork. 
  • Achieve excellence through challenging experiences. 
  • Create, build, and strengthen new and existing communities through the common language of music. 
  • Appreciate all types of music. 
  • Provide an opportunity for everyone, where all are valued as individuals. 
  • Outfit individuals with the power to share music and impact their world.
Our mission is to provide transforming music experiences that inspire and capture passion, equip through exceptional, dynamic instruction, and champion sharing music’s profound effect with one’s community. 
Recent Successes (2011-2012)
  • grant received from Target® to implement Vivo special needs music program in area public schools
  • produced first video concert, focused around Da Capo's guiding principles, for the purpose of fundraising, increased web exposure, and continued advocacy.
  • executed piano concert benefit weekend utilizing two professional concert pianists in order to raise money for Haiti's primary music school who's building was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.
Goals for 2012-2013
  • launch of additional site through recent facility partner, Chester United Methodist Church, offering a full slate of musical offerings.
  • plan and execute student concert tour to Staunton, VA  for the purpose of garnering additional support and advocacy for Da Capo, providing an enhanced musical experience for the student base, and further implementing our mission of using our music to impact the world around us.
  • win a grant to help Da Capo offer music instruction at a much reduced cost for low income families.
  • Support for annual giving campaign.
  • Advocacy as we seek additional facility partners and locations.
  • Finances to allow for public relations, messaging.
  • Redesign and relaunch of web presence in order to unify our web message
  • Finances to endow a scholarship fund for families/students in need of assistance. 
Da Capo VA is a non-profit organization dedicated to engendering broad participation in music performance by people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests.
Our successful model in Richmond, Virginia is distinguished by its Vivo program: music performance classes for children with autism, Downs syndrome, physical handicaps, emotional challenges, and other special needs.
Our faculty is comprised of an elite group of handpicked, professionally trained, community minded musicians. We seek an opportunity to directly impact our communities with music through teaching and performing alike. We are solo performers, choristers, educators, conductors, clinicians, therapists, writers, ministers, and arts advocates. We reside and are active members in the communities that we serve. Teaching, networking and performing together provide opportunity for personal artistic development as well as a chance to share our passion for music.
Our students are made up of musicians of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Music is the language which we use to interact with and build our community.
Our Mission and Vision is to build musical communities.
The Da Capo Way is a unique experience based approach. It is the framework which includes passion, discipline, and application as the foundation for all of our learning and performance opportunities. 
CEO Statement
When Da Capo began 4 years ago, the founders were unsure whether it would be possible to create programs to serve special needs children. To their surprise, the Vivo program galvanized the organization and imbued the faculty and staff with the heart to serve and the desire to transform the role of music in America. The stone that the builder rejected has now become the  cornerstone of Da Capo.
Market Analysis
There is a natural market of exceptional students needing private music instruction. Tapping this natural market is as far as most music teaching organizations go. 
Da Capo serves that natural market and also addresses the needs of an under-served segment: children with special needs. Current educational practices tend to isolate and ostracize these children. Their parents have a keen desire to find ways to provide them with enriching experiences that will enhance their quality of life.
Da Capo recognized from the beginning that, in our society, musicians are under-valued, and music education is under-funded. Many talented music educators have opted out of traditional education models, because the format is not fulfilling for them. 
From inception, Da Capo attracted musicians of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, who previously believed they were not good enough to participate in music as performers, only as consumers of music. This market segment is “the next ten percent”: musicians who see value in music performance but lack a venue.

Da Capo Model 
From the success of early efforts, a scalable model has emerged. By operating as a nonprofit, the organization is now able to recruit students through schools, houses of worship, and other community organizations. Churches are utilized off-hours for classrooms. Teachers are compensated through modest fees paid by students.
Vivo is an essential component of the model. When the community sees these special children in action, they have living proof of the inclusiveness of the Da Capo model. These very special children play a unique and powerful role in leading Da Capo to success.

Evolutionary Plan
Our goal is to build critical mass here in our local Richmond market and leverage our success to provide impetus for local fund raising campaigns. Funding will enable us to roll out our model to other markets.  
To that end, we have begun the following initiatives:
  • We have begun to penetrate the senior market by performing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We believe we can attract large numbers of seniors into our brand of community-based music opportunities.
  • Faculty members are speaking at meetings of public school teachers, at houses of worship, and at meetings of community groups in the mid-Atlantic region, prospecting for a core group of like-minded musicians to form a chapter.
  • Having been approved by IRS for 501(c)(3) status, we are sending our members into public schools to give demonstrations to beginning instrumental music students in over-crowded classrooms. This elevates our public profile, helps understaffed music programs, and is a prospecting mechanism for our choirs as classrooms and private lesson teachers.
  • We continue to refine our programs and attract talent into our Richmond chapter, having recently added instrumental teachers and a former public school music teacher who specializes in popular music genres.
  • Our goal is not to compete with music schools, but to fill gaps. Our target is not the talented over-achieving music student, but the under-served “next 10 percent”, who lack a venue where they can express the music inside them.

Need for Marketing Infrastructure
The existing model for music education is elitist, exclusionary, and consumer-driven. Only the elite survive; lesser students are eliminated and become consumers of music only.
The Da Capo model is participatory, inclusive, and performance-driven. There is a place for everyone. 
Board Chair Statement
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams and we need your help.
Since 2006, we have been making musicians and musical communities in an exciting new model which makes a difference for students, parents, churches, schools, nursing homes, and audiences.  Please join the board and our facility partners (Bon Air Presbyterian, River Road Presbyterian, Huguenot Road Baptist) in supporting this important mission through Da Capo Va. 
Donations will be used to: 
  • offer scholarships and classes to special needs children and families for VIVO, ANIMATO and CANTARE
  • offer more public school arts enrichment & after school programs in Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield County public schools
As Arts and Music budgets are being cut across our country, opportunities for creativity and inspiration are shrinking. Our President has endorsed and encouraged the creation of an artists corp to invest in our local communities as a national priority. Da Capo shares this vision and believes that musicians can and will make a difference in these troubling times. We have taken our ideas and put them into practice here in Virginia and NOW. 

President John F. Kennedy said, “The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation is close to the center of a nation’s purpose—and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.” 

"Music has to be recognized as an ... agent of social development in the highest sense, because it transmits the highest values -- solidarity, harmony, mutual compassion. And it has the ability to unite an entire community and to express sublime feelings." -- José Antonio Abreu 

The inclusion of our innovative and trailblazing special needs music class (VIVO) in the Da Capo musical community has been recognized locally and nationally and the word continues to spread. Our concerts and events provide opportunities for hundreds of people to interact and grow as both students and performers in venues from the McGuire VA hospital to Morningside’s Alzheimer Unit, to more traditional performances in the sanctuaries and worship services of our partnering facilities. Our musicians interact weekly in lessons, rehearsals, studio classes, and coachings to build the skills necessary for such demanding events. In the last year alone, Da Capo presented workshops, clinics, classes and assistance to Henrico County and Chesterfield County Public Schools impacting over 500 students. In the future we are hoping to do much, much more. 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Powhatan County
Our immediate geographic service area for 2012-2013 is the Greater Richmond metro region, but we have aspirations to add another chapter nationally by Year End 2012.
Board Chair
Board Chair Jeff Prillaman
Company Affiliation Cisco Systems
Term Sept 2009 to Aug 2017
Email jeffp@dacapova.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
Michael Goldberg community volunteer
Marshall Handy Roger L. Handy, PC
Dr Charles Hulin IVSoutheastern University
Amanda Lott community volunteer
Jeff Prillaman Cisco Systems
Tracee Prillaman Community Volunteer
Vickie Welch Community Volunteer
Tara Williams Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Jeffrey Prillaman

I am an innovative, experienced, thoughtful leader who identifies and delivers globally-recognized, award-winning results via strategic project and portfolio investment, technology, and carefully orchestrated organizational change management. I rely on a relentless customer focus, bridging the gap between architecture, artistry, and results oriented actions. People focus, process excellence, and diversity of perspective are my leadership key performance indicators.


Intrinsic motivation 2.0 (Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose)

Coaching, Talent management, Succession planning

Outsourcing and strategic supplier management


Project and Portfolio Management using both Agile and Waterfall delivery.

Service oriented business domain architecture

Organizational change management (ADKAR)


IT and organizational strategy development, socialization, and implementation

Proactive risk based scenario delivery models

Technology as a toolset for delivering business results, customer engagement, and associate development.

ERP Human resources management systems (Peoplesoft HRMS)

Social networking systems: (Portals/Collaboration/Wikis) – BEA Weblogic portal, Atlassian Confluence,

VoIP, Telephony, Video on Demand, Video Conferencing


Most recently, I was a Divisional Business Information Officer. My responsibilities included corporate solutions ranging from BEA Weblogic portal, Confluence wiki and Qumu/Bluecoat VOD solutions to Peoplesoft HR ERP systems and performance and integration with subsidiary application service providers. I was responsible for two major vendor relationships (Accenture and Verizon) as well as the full IT leadership for a large portfolio including production support, application management, and project investment. My annual spend responsibility exceeded $21 million annually and I was responsible for staff development and leadership for a geographically distributed staff in excess of 60.

Specifically, I bring:

1. A background of 14+ years of diverse, progressive corporate leadership experience in Fortune 200 corporations.

2. The vision and perspective necessary to assemble technology strategies and capitalize on today’s changing marketplace and volatile business conditions.

3. Passion for leadership & innovation and a proven capability to deliver award winning, globally recognized results.

4. Proven methods to reduce clients' workforce and workplace costs while increasing their capabilities and workforce satisfaction. 

Senior Staff
Tracee Prillaman Director
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 7
Contractors 13
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Prima Volta (Grades K-2): Prima Volta is an Italian musical term meaning “first time.” This experiential music setting builds on each child’s innate love for music making. Students actively engage through singing, playing, composing, listening, and movement.

Budget $2,000.00

Animato (Grades 3-5): This animated and lively ensemble transitions students from an experiential music setting to an active choral classroom. These young singers learn to embrace the choral connection: the value they add, what they can contribute and what they receive in exchange. They begin learning foundations of vocal technique, music reading, performance etiquette, and individual accountability.

Budget $2,000.00

Cantare (Grades 6-12): The Italian verb cantare, means to sing, chirp, squeal or crow. This elite performing and learning ensemble emphasizes musical mentorship. These singers begin to assist and teach our younger students, while continuing to grow musically themselves. They will gain new insights into proper vocal technique, breath support, part singing, musicianship as well as exposure to foreign languages.

Budget $2,000.00

Vivo (Students with Special Needs): The musical term Vivo (pronounced vee-vo) means “lively” or “with life.” Lead by music therapists and educators, our students learn to use music to communicate and collaborate. We use hands on activities, instruments, singing and movement to engage students in music making. Continuity and predictability are key components to our classroom environment.

Budget $2,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $48,500.00
Projected Expenses $55,300.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$12,820$25,130$12,547
Administration Expense$2,801$950$2,365
Fundraising Expense$259$1,090$860
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.810.881.47
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%92%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%14%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$7,887$10,921$7,454
Current Assets$7,887$10,921$7,454
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$7,887$10,921$7,454
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 1/2017View
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information for FY 2011 provided from IRS 990-EZ, with supplemental information provided from profit and loss statement.
  • Financial information for FY 2010 provided from profit and loss statement prepared by the organization.
  • IRS 990-EZ prepared by Roger L. Handy, PC.
  • Financial numbers are not audited.
  • Information on organization's assets and liabilities for FY 2010 are not available.