The Bridge: Music Learning for Life

The Bridge brings music instruction into under-served neighborhoods, inspiring at-risk students to find positive ways of expressing themselves and helping them feel connected to the community at large.JOW

The Bridge Program is led by a Band Director and Instructors who mentor and lead teams of Jazz Studies students from the Desautels Faculty of Music in offering musical programming to children and youth. The Bridge program staff and Jazz students are supported by, and work closely with, members of the Desautels jazz faculty to ensure a high quality experience for all involved. 

Between 75 and 100 students participated in the pilot program which operated from January until June of 2011 at Hugh John MacDonald School’s after school Peaceful Village program. The full program was launched in September 2011.