Victoria Symphony Society 2024-26 Strategic Plan

The Victoria Symphony (VS) is one of British Columbia’s largest performing arts organizations and one of only two full-time professional orchestras in the province. We provide 36 weeks of guaranteed performance opportunities for 44 outstanding professional musicians who also share their expertise as teachers and mentors at the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. More than 200,000 people hear the orchestra annually over nearly 60 main season concerts, TV broadcasts, education concerts, and summer festival performances. We are proud to offer a diverse range of programs that appeal to all ages and demographics and our growing Education & Community Outreach programs, which provide formative musical experiences to thousands of school children annually.

This 2024-2026 Strategic Plan is a two-year extension of the previous three-year plan that was developed in the profoundly disruptive context of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Though our strategies will continue to adapt and change as necessary, the VS staff and Board of Directors feel that the guiding principles and goals outlined in the 2020-2024 Plan are still relevant. This updated version will direct our activities until the conclusion of our 2026/27 Season. We are confident that this document will help us build on the successes of the last three years.