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.

Our youth music opportunities include chamber music, youth orchestra, music composition, and Zimbabwean marimba. There is something for everyone!

Winter and Spring Orchestra Registration is open!

One session: January 24th-March 7th or March 20-May 2nd

$125 Winter Early bird deadline prior to January 1st or $150 after. Spring early bird deadline is March 1st.


Both winter and spring session: January 24th-March 7th and March 20-May 2nd

$200 Early bird deadline prior to January 1st (save $100) and $250 after January 1st (save $50).

"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!

Bike4Fitness: John Wrasse Memorial Bike Ride

We were so touched and honored to perform for the Bike4Fitness fundraiser this year. Bridges MAYO Orchestra members performed alongside Anna Wrasse and Steve Sobiech just before dozens of Bloomingtonians rode to honor John Wrasse and support Riley Bloomington.


Summer Music! Tocando Para La Paz

Thanks to a grant from the Bloomington Arts Commission, we collaborated with Tango With Winnie and the Yaz Trio. Kids gathered together and learned tango music, all in an afternoon.