Board Strategic Plan

On October 20, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Orchestra of Northern New York voted to approve the following statements.  These statements will guide the next phases of the Board's strategic planning process.

Mission Statement

To enrich the quality of life for all people in our region by sharing the power of music to inspire, educate, and entertain

Vision Statement

To have people of the North Country embrace ONNY as the leading producer of orchestral music of all genres

Strategic Positioning Statement

The Orchestra of Northern New York will serve as a reminder to all of the ability of music to convene and celebrate community. Our success will be demonstrated by the growing size and diversity of our performances and audiences. in turn, ONNY will be recognized, valued, and supported by residents, visitors, and institutions throughout our region.

Statement of Values

Excellence – All ONNY undertakes – artistically, managerially, and operationally – is done with the goals of achieving the highest quality possible with the resources available and evaluating its efforts towards continuous improvement.

Community – From musicians, staff, teachers, and school children to sponsors, donors, audience members, advertisers, and underserved people, ONNY engages all people in a spirit of collaboration by fostering transparency that builds trust.

Respect – ONNY honors its past traditions while striving to develop inclusive and culturally-rich programs now and for the future, and creates mutually beneficial relationships with its musicians, audience members, indeed, all its stakeholders by effectively communicating in a variety of media/platforms.

Sustainability – ONNY responsibly prepares for future growth by developing new audiences, renewing existing support, identifying new revenue streams, and monitoring expenses to efficiently use its resources.