The PHO was founded in 2015 as an orchestral initiative and is maintained fully by the voluntary engagement of orchestra members.
The Academy is managed by a committee comprised of three representatives from the orchestra, one representative from the Oper Frankfurt, and one from the Museum Society.

The current committee members are:

Bogdan Michael Kisch, Christine Schwarzmayr, Peter Szasz (Orchestra)
Thomas Stollberger (Oper Frankfurt), Dr. Burkhard Bastuck (Museums-Gesellschaft e.V.)