MUSE Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission
MUSE is an inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice.
We unite our voices to raise awareness and inspire change in ourselves, our audiences, and our world through partnerships that honor the humanity and enduring spirit of all people.
Our Vision
We will create a more peaceful and just world through song.
Our Values & Beliefs
MUSICAL EXCELLENCE
  • We believe musical excellence is essential to effectively deliver our mission and message with integrity, joy and passion.
  • Professional artistic staff lead our auditioned, volunteer choir that brings a diverse mix of musical talent and training.
  • We embrace our responsibility as global musical ambassadors and value artistic partnerships with other leading social justice and women’s organizations.
UNITY
  • We bring people together and build community through musical experiences that inspire, empower, educate and motivate.
  • We value diversity and inclusion as our greatest strengths, welcoming adults of any age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, political interest, ability, economic and educational background.
  • Our singing members are a sisterhood of women-identified bisexual, heterosexual and lesbian artists. Non-singing member and volunteer positions are open to all people who share in our mission, values and beliefs.
SOCIAL JUSTICE
  • We believe in the promotion of equality for all people and groups for the purpose of ending oppression and injustice for affected persons, families, communities, schools, workplaces, governments and other social and institutional systems.
  • We are artist-activists blending concert and conversation to ignite dialogue that continues after the last notes are sung.
EMPOWERMENT
  • We are a hearts-in, hands-on nonprofit fueled by our volunteer singing and non-singing members, supporters and community partners. Every member has a voice in our decisions and direction.
  • We invite audience participation and are committed to making our concerts and community performances accessible for all.
  • We value authentic, loving relationships and support each other in performance and in life.

Our Foundation
FEMINISM
  • We advocate for women’s rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality.
  • We commission and seek out music composed by women and pieces written to enhance the sound of women’s voices.
  • We educate and empower ourselves and audiences by celebrating women’s strengths and elevating our struggles.