Fort Wayne Philharmonic 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

Mission Statement: “To foster and instill a lifelong love of symphonic music through performance and education.”

Vision Statement
“The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will be one of the most vibrant, highly acclaimed and financially healthy orchestras in the country, assuring its position as the cornerstone of the regional arts community. It will perform great art in the most excellent possible manner, and create innovative programs across many styles and media, resulting in exceptional experiences for each individual as they are enticed, engaged and thrilled.”


  • Artistic Integrity
  • Individual & Organizational Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Responsible Stewardship


Strategic Imperatives

The Philharmonic will create, produce, and perform exceptional and compelling art.

The Philharmonic will grow its listener base by boldly innovating to connect with new groups of people.

The Philharmonic will inspire listeners to engage more broadly and deeply.

The Philharmonic will actively grow and strategically steward its resources to ensure financial health today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.