Summer Programs

Music Composition, Jazz, and Improv


June 3-7 from 2:30-5:30PM

Small Ensemble Music Making


June 24-27 from 2:30-5:30PM

Welcome Our New Orchestra Directors!

Bridges Philharmonic Orchestra

Bridges Chamber Orchestra

Spring Orchestra

This spring is all about "Playing for Nature." Our spring youth orchestra cycle will run for 10 weeks, February 13- April 23, 7-8:30PM. Click here for more information on programming, Bridges Philharmonic Auditions, and our new directors. Our youth orchestra will be performing works inspired by Mother Nature, including a newly commissioned piece by Nur Slim. Questions? Contact us

We are so grateful to have partnered with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in our side by side to Celebrate the Season. 

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.

"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 our supporters!

Bridges Youth Orchestra musicians recorded a music video as they performed and recorded the instrumental track for  LA singer songwriter- Max Embers' "Little Fire," arranged by NYC's Peter Favilla. 

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.