About Us

 

ALEJANDRO GóMEZ GUILLéN

Alejandro Gómez Guillén was recently named as the thirteenth Artistic Director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. He was also chosen as a Fellow in the Project Inclusion of the Chicago Sinfonietta for the 2016-2017 season. He has also been Music Director of Cantabile, Associate Conductor of the Boulder Symphony, Music Director of the Colorado Youth Philharmonia and the Mountain View Chancel Choir, as well as having conducted the Javeriana Symphony Orchestra, the Spokane Youth Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the CU Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

Our Mission

Our Values

To promote a lifelong appreciation of music through the performance of orchestral repertoire and outreach

We provide performance opportunities and a real sense of community for musicians from several counties

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of music through the performance of orchestral repertoire and outreach to the community in Bloomington and south-central Indiana. For the past 48 years, we’ve been a musical home for local residents who want to keep their love of music alive. We provide performance opportunities and a real sense of community for musicians from several counties across South Central Indiana. We also provide ongoing educational opportunities for audiences, students, and the community at large, because we truly feel that music is a gift that’s meant to be shared.

MEET OUR MUSICIANS

The eighty-five musicians currently on the BSO’s roster range in age from 17 to nearly 90. One of our string bass players has been with the Orchestra since its first rehearsal, in 1969!

Nearly every type of profession is represented, too – school teachers, physicians, small business owners, professors, sales clerks, bakers, and students, just to name a few. We are, in a very real sense, your community orchestra.