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Mission Statement

The UMW Philharmonic is a premier college-community orchestra of national distinction that is a cultural jewel for central Virginia. The orchestra program delivers an outstanding music education for students, high levels of community engagement, and quality entertainment and educational resources for the region.
The Mission of the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra is to provide an outstanding educational and musical resource for students and the community. This is accomplished by:
providing UMW students with a quality musical experience that covers a wide range of literature and performances settings,
providing the community with high-quality musical performances by a locally-based symphony orchestra,
providing area students, teachers, educational institutions, and area citizens with a classical music resource,
and providing local classical musicians with an opportunity to explore and perform great orchestral literature
The UMW Philharmonic is dedicated to serving local audiences, musicians, and students. It provides an increasingly rare opportunity for direct participation in a priceless cultural heritage.