Our Mission

The specific purpose of The Jonathan May Foundation is to provide the conditions possible for a nurturing environment for young music students from diverse social and economic backgrounds to experience a classical music education, learn the fundamentals of musicianship, and receive the opportunity to perform with fellow musicians in rehearsals and concerts.

The Jonathan May Foundation accomplishes its mission through supporting the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony (MAYS), which was founded to further Jonathan May's educational philosophy and provide orchestral music education to every student that desires it.