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Mission & Values

Mission Statement


AdobeStock_168678030.jpegThe River Music Experience transforms lives in the Quad Cities by providing opportunities to listen, learn, and play music.



RME Core Values

Community

We believe our community is stronger together. We serve and support the entire Quad Cities music scene, partnering with schools, nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies to better serve our community. We use music to connect individuals with their community and with each other, no matter how divisive the outside world is.

Inclusiveness
We believe everyone deserves access to music. We actively create equitable programs and procedures, eliminating physical, financial, and social barriers to participation. We intentionally seek out partnerships to ensure audience diversity. We challenge our own privilege and assumptions.

Experience
We believe music is more than entertainment. It is an integral part of the human experience, and of the cultural identity of the Quad Cities. We provide meaningful and inspirational musical experiences that engage our community in active learning, listening, and performance.


Trust
This organization belongs to and is shaped by the public. We learn about and listen to the needs of our community and act accordingly. We practice efficient operations and good stewardship of public and private funds, and practice transparency whenever possible. We are committed to living up to our mission and values, even when that may not be the easiest path.


Excellence
We provide programs and services of the highest possible quality. We regularly evaluate our performance and efficiency, continually seeking ways to improve. We celebrate our successes, and we are honest about our mistakes.