Fort Wayne Philharmonic 2022-2025 Strategic Plan

Mission Statement: “To foster and instill a lifelong love of music across the orchestral spectrum through live performances and educational experiences.”

Vision Statement
“The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will be one of the most vibrant and financially healthy orchestras in the country and a cornerstone of the regional community. Its programs will be characterized by excellence and innovation in a variety of styles, media and venues, and will create inspiring and engaging experiences for all audiences.”


  • Artistic and Organizational Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Transparency
  • Shared Accountability
  • Responsible Stewardship
  • Celebration of Excellence in Classical Music
  • Our Extended Mission in Other Genres
  • Our Role in the Community 


Strategic Plan

To expand outstanding musical experiences that will enrich the lives of every resident in our region.

To serve as a source of community pride and regional strength by modeling musical excellence, artistic integrity, organizational strength, accountability, and cooperation.

To embrace innovations that will enhance operations and expand musical art forms through technology and collaborative partnerships.

To enhance our presence in downtown Fort Wayne through increased visibility and exceptional musical opportunities.

To engage community members of all ages in educational experiences that build their enjoyment of music and their appreciation for the Philharmonic.

To adopt a financially healthy business model with diversified revenue streams that supports a resident professional orchestra.

To establish systems that ensure that expectations of excellence in all aspects of the organization are supported by the necessary resources.