Mission & Values

PSO at the opening night of the 2022 Princeton Festival


The mission of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and its flagship Festival is to enrich, educate, entertain, and inspire our diverse community by engaging the transformative power of innovative musical and performing arts experiences.


In all it does, the PSO is committed to:

  • Pursuing the excellence that has always been at the heart of our organization
  • Embracing new ideas and experiments that expand our artistic impact
  • Mentoring and developing talented people
  • Collaborating with other organizations to expand our ability to share music with diverse audiences
  • Respecting our heritage even as we innovate
  • Managing our organization for long-term sustainability and success
  • 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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