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Colonial Symphony

(973) 984-7400
(973) 984-7422
One High Street Court
Morristown, NJ 07960 (map)

The Mission of the Colonial Symphony is to foster excellence and innovation in the performance and presentation of great music; to enrich the lives of Northern and Central New Jersey's diverse population; to educate current and future audiences; to inspire synergistic cultural partnerships; and to bring distinction to the community through the achievement of a national reputation as a leader in the arts.



Our vision is to become the cultural heart of an expanding arts mecca in Northern and Central New Jersey with a national reputation for excellence.

To become this organization we will continue to enhance our cultural abilities

  • We will be renowned for our innovation, programming, and use of technology
  • We will create outstanding educational partnerships with our local schools
  • We will draw the finest musicians and guest artists to the Colonial Symphony
  • We will provide opportunities for musical experiences for all generations
  • We will find projects for artistic collaboration that capitalize on the unique gifts of our cultural partners
  • Our audience will reflect the diversity of Northern and Central New Jersey
  • Our subscriber renewal rate will exceed industry standards
  • We will work to build an endowment four times our annual budget
  • The Colonial Symphony will be seen as a source of civic pride


    Artistic Excellence

  • Command the highest international standards of performance
  • Develop long term relationships with musicians of international repute
  • Foster trust between the music director, musicians, and audience
  • Organizational Excellence

  • Operate in an environment of respect, honesty, collaboration, and mutual understanding
  • Attract and retain the finest professional staff and volunteers
  • Provide the highest quality service to our audience and community
  • Excellence in Stewardship

  • Maintain a sound financial condition
  • Recruit trustees who represent the interests and diversity of our region
  • Support clear accountabilities throughout our organization
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