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.

Fall Orchestra Registration is open!

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.


"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!"

-Bridges MAYO Parent

"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

We offer orchestral and chamber music experiences as well as host marimba, improv, and composition workshops. There is something for everyone!

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