Transforming Lives Note by Note...
BRIDGES: Harmony Through Music, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, is an intensive after-school program that seeks to develop the intellectual, social, leadership, and personal identities of Northern Virginia children through the pursuit of musical excellence. BRIDGES is open to students from all backgrounds and built on the belief that no child should face barriers to opportunity and success, with a special focus on students from under served, non-English speaking backgrounds. We embrace, engage, and support parents and families in the hopes of helping to build a strong, inclusive, and artistic community full of hope and opportunity. BRIDGES launched in October 2013 at Cunningham Park Elementary in Vienna, VA and in the Spring of 2017 expanded to a second location, Lynnbrook Elementary School in Springfield, VA.
Goals & Objectives
Provide intensive, creative instruction including orchestral and choral ensemble experience for under-served children within a joyful, safe, and supportive atmosphere of high musical quality at limited financial expense to the student.
Create an environment where children and families from diverse cultures and socioeconomic realities feel welcomed, loved, and respected.
Offer educational support and healthy, enjoyable community building opportunities for families in the program.
Empower young musicians to see themselves as lifelong music makers with tools for creating success and beauty.
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