Fall Programs

Rehearsals on Mondays, Sept 18, 25, Oct 2: 7-8:30PM

Dress rehearsal on Fri, Oct 6 and filming on Sun, Oct 8              

Bridges Youth Orchestra musicians will be in a music video as they perform and record the instrumental track for  LA singer songwriter- Max Embers' "Little Fire," arranged by NYC's Peter Favilla. All rehearsals and filming are from 7-8:30PM.

Oct 17-Nov 21, concert on Nov 24

$125 before Sept 1st, $150 after Sept 1st

Bridges Musical Arts Youth Orchestra members will rehearse and perform music to celebrate the season, sitting side by side with Bloomington Symphony Orchestra members. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, Oct 17-Nov 21. The performance will be Friday, November 24th. Bridges Chamber musicians will perform in the first program at 5PM. Bridges Philharmonic members will perform both the 5PM and 8PM performance. 

Want to make chamber music with your friends? Sign up for "Chamber Music Match up" and we will match you with a coach, musical repertoire and a rehearsal space. Each fall chamber music session consists of four one-hour rehearsals. This program is intended to supplement youth orchestra. Exceptions made on a case by case basis.

Finding Our Voice

$80 Early bird deadline prior to Aug 1st and $100 after 

BSO/BYO Side by Side: October-November 

$125 Early bird deadline prior to Aug 1st and $150 after 

Both sessions:

 $200 Early bird deadline prior to Aug 1st, $225 after

Chamber Music Match Up:

$50 performer

"My children really enjoyed attending MAYO Bridges’ summer programs as middle and high schoolers.  For them, the big draw was the intimacy - fewer students and more contact with the instructors.  They found the atmosphere kind and inclusive.  They even enjoyed sharing a stand with musicians half their age for some performances!  

The kids learn a variety of things beyond the technical, including culture, history, and composition.  The teachers are unfailingly enthusiastic and patient, allowing the kids to really savor the process of making music.  This enjoyment shines through at the end of the session when the students perform together in their small groups.  

There’s nothing I want more from my children’s music education than true appreciation and love of music making.  

Thank you to all the wonderful people who make MAYO Bridges such a fantastic resource here in Bloomington, Indiana!" 

-Ana Pardo, Bridges MAYO Parent, 2021

"Bridges is a gem that Bloomington is lucky to have. All of the teachers are so very knowledgeable and professional, but make the experience so enjoyable for their students. I’m so grateful that my child has a safe place to create music in our community!"

-Jen Rhoda, Bridges MAYO Parent

Thank you to all Bridges MAYO sponsors, supporters, and grantors!

We, Bridges MAYO, wish to acknowledge the Myaamiaki (Miami), Lënape (Delaware), Bodwéwadmik (Potawatomi), and Saawanwa (Shawnee) people as past, present, and future caretakers of this land.