PRISMA is a non-profit, charitable society run by its members. PRISMA members help our academy and orchestra maintain the high artistic standards expected by the audience, guest artists/faculty and participants. 

Members support much more than the performances. They are the heart of PRISMA’s organization. Each year at the Annual General Meeting, PRISMA members elect the directors who implement the policies and program for the upcoming season. Members review the past accomplishments and oversee that sound fiscal and operational policies are being followed. Members enable PRISMA to inspire local students and youth by supporting programs to make attendance at performances affordable or free. We are grateful to all of the PRISMA members who give generously of their resources, time and ideas to keep this great music alive and well in Powell River and British Columbia.  

If you are not a member, you can become one today. Members get the opportunity to hear news of the symphony, participate in choice events and receive special offers.

Click here for membership information.

Annual Report

Click here to view our 2017 Annual Report.

Financial Statements

Click here to view our 2017 Financial Statements.


By 2020 PRISMA will be the classical music festival of choice for professional musicians, high quality students, and diverse audiences. It will feature a collaborative environment, which nurtures both professional development and community engagement.


PRISMA will: 

  • -“run in the black” and not spend money that it doesn’t have

  • -encourage students to foster their musical skills and talent to the maximum of their potential

  • -be a vehicle for building communitypractice governance reflective of the diversity of the region, and the need for dynamic renewal of membership

  • -be accessible and welcoming to the most talented students regardless of ethnicity, age, financial means, gender and sexual orientation

  • -make classical music accessible to local audiences, including students

  • -be an economic catalyst through Music Tourism, and contribute to Powell River’s cultural richness and sustainability

  • -be a positive, supportive environment that builds up students, volunteers, and the organizing team

  • -commit to creating a musical legacy for future generations

  • -pursue excellence in artistic performance and operations, and

  • -grow by focussing on its unique qualities.


To read the outcome of our roadmapping session, which took place in August 2015, please click here.