To advocate lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life.
To bring together persons who share a common interest in high-quality performance of significant choral literature, both sacred and secular. To ally its musical experiences with the cultural development and enrichment of its commuity through concert appearances. To establish and maintain a standard of excellence in performance of choral music.
To create operatic productions of the highest artistic quality to enrich our community and to advance the art form.
To improve and enhance the environment for quality theatre in NC through service, leadership and advocacy.
To conduct, compile and disseminate research that improves access of African Americans to education and information abut teaching and learning.
To empower and enrich adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, enabling them to grow as individuals, live with dignity, and have choices in how they fulfill their lives.
To transform lives through classical orchestral music training beginning in early childhood to combat poverty, strengthen inner city education, and foster positive decision making to unblock the world.
To preserve historic Duke Mansion and to operate the Lee Institute.
To support history, education, and arts programs of the Elizabeth II and Roanoke Island Festival Park, a North Carolina state site.
To build better communities through support and advocacy of the arts.