Something happened in November of 2011 that is significant and should not be allowed to go unnoticed: Without input from the majority of community stakeholders such as audience members, donors, musicians, and taxpayers, the Board and Management of the MOA dramatically changed their mission statement.
Why would the MOA remove the word ‘orchestra’ from their mission statement? Both statements are below. Read them and draw your own conclusions.
OLD MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to enrich and inspire our community as a symphony orchestra internationally recognized for its artistic excellence.
Our mission will be implemented by:
- Enhancing the traditional core of concerts with innovative approaches to programming and format;
- Providing the finest educational and outreach programs;
- Representing and promoting the Minnesota Orchestra and the State of Minnesota to audiences across the state, across the country and around the world through tours and electronic media;
- Maintaining an acoustically superior hall with a welcoming environment.
NEW MISSION STATEMENT
The Minnesota Orchestral Association inspires, educates and serves our community through internationally recognized performances of exceptional music delivered within a sustainable financial structure.