Mission & Commitments

PSO at the opening night of the 2022 Princeton Festival


The mission of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra is to leverage the power of live music to uplift the human experience.


In all it does, the PSO is committed to:

  • Pursuing the excellence that has always been at the heart of our organization
  • Managing our organization for long-term sustainability and success
  • Centering equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the foundation of our organization
  • Embracing new ideas and experiments that expand our artistic impact
  • Participating in creative projects
  • Mentoring and developing talented people
  • Collaborating with other organizations to expand our ability to share music 
  • Respecting our heritage even as we innovate
  • Adopting best practices that enhance our effectiveness, and being open to innovations that strengthen our organization
  • Treating everyone with dignity and respect, creating a collegial environment that draws the best from our staff, musicians, and volunteers
  • Sharing the joy of music


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