Formed in 2013, PROMETHEUS is a collective of musicians joined together by the mission of creating social change through art, in the Philadelphia community and beyond. PROMETHEUS works toward bridging the gap between audience and performer, and also seeks to strengthen the community by sharing in and living by a democratic model of an orchestra. Currently ensemble-in-residence at the historic Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia, PROMETHEUS is guided by the collective leadership of its members, allowing for a shared artistic responsibility without a conductor. PROMETHEUS musicians are classically trained at the highest level, having studied at major conservatories and universities such as the Curtis Institute, San Francisco Conservatory, Indiana University, the Hartt School of Music, and Temple University. Prometheus musicians have experience and training in many different styles of music, including Baroque practices, contemporary improvisation, symphonic and chamber music, and even rock, bluegrass and jazz.