Mission and Values

Our Mission

The mission of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony is to entertain, inspire, and educate our communities and neighborhoods thru the unifying power of music.

Our Vision

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony continues its tradition as one of the largest performing arts organization in the Gulf Coast. An exciting future awaits the MSGCS as it reaches to expand its role throughout the region. The Orchestra continues to provide concerts of high artistic quality to rave reviews and many full houses. MSGCS is actively involved in our surrounding schools and quality music education programs. MSGCS’s community engagement activities involve us with civic clubs, churches, retirement homes and many others. Wherever you go, you’ll find the MSGCS.

Our Core Values

In everything that we do, we strive for beauty in our music performances and to change lives one note at a time. Our core values help us to fulfill our mission and purpose within our community.


We are committed to the highest artistic and professional standards and serve as good stewards of our institution.


We strive to engage the full spectrum of our community through meaningful experiences that are relevant to the Gulf Coast. We offer tickets that are affordable.


We are driven by a deep connection to music that inspires our work.


We are an education resource for students of all ages, working through music to improve educational outcomes for the children and young adults of our community.


We have a sense of possibility, approaching challenges from a positive perspective and taking advantage of opportunities when they present themselves.


We are always completely transparent about our finances and our governing processes.

Fiscally Responsible

We review and determine the resources we have to responsibly manage the expenses of the organization to ensure future sustainability.


We collaborate and partner with other arts organizations and nonprofits in our community to maximize our reach, effectiveness and relevance.


We are at all times, and in all our communications, a promoter of the Gulf Coast and our region. We work to be a source of pride for our community.