This year, MAYO produced three concerts in the "Elements" season that included works by Beethoven, Haydn, and Rossini at the IU Alumni Hall on November 23, 2011 and at the Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center Auditorium on February 26, 2012. Ending the season with a "bang" is the MAYO Jazz Combo performing a family-friendly hour-long session to celebrate National Jazz Month at the Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center Auditorium on Monday, April 30 from 7-8 pm.
MAYO performed two preview concerts with an educational focus at the Monroe County Public Library in February and in April. Both preview concerts allowed children of all ages to experience music first hand by holding a violin or electric guitar. This program will continue in 2012-13.
Children at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Ellettsville and Bloomington received lessons and classes in violin and beginner jazz. These programs were well attended and held in both the fall and spring. Well done girls and boys! We hope to see you in the MAYO ranks soon.
The Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington and Ellettsville and the Musical Arts Youth Orchestra announce a unique partnership for the 2011-12 season. This unique partnership allows MAYO to provide quality music making opportunities through an in-kind gift of rehearsal space.
MAYO will provide musical training to young musicians through the after-school program.
Marie-Elise Needleman, a graduate student at the Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, leads string training classes at the Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. The two semester string training ended in March. Students participated in a recital for their families. Thanks Marie-Elise for your inspired instruction!