Mission / Vision




The Holland Symphony Orchestra is committed to engaging people in music to enrich the cultural life of the community.

To that end, Holland Symphony Orchestra seeks to meet the following goals:


Create varied, quality symphonic concerts to entertain and inspire

Provide educational programs to promote a lifelong interest in music

Encourage the musical education of area youth

Expand community collaborations and respond to community needs

Increase audience and patron participation

Assure responsible stewardship of financial and human resources




Holland Symphony Orchestra will be broadly recognized as an exceptional cultural institution throughout the State of Michigan, the West Michigan area and within our arts peer groups based on artistic quality, the size and growth of our audience, the success of our education programs and our fiscal strength and stability.


Core Values


Commitment to our community

Communication and collaborative environment

Excellence and variety in symphonic music

Opportunities for growth for musicians and organization

An appreciation of music through education

Diversity in our audience, programs and personnel

Honesty, loyalty, integrity, sensitivity and trust


Financial and corporate stability (To view current 990, please visit www.guidestar.org)

Remember our beginnings – Orchestra began by musicians who played for the love of the art