Bloomingdale School of Music Spring Registration Available

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Bloomingdale School of Music is offering in-person music classes for the spring semester in their beloved brownstone from February 6, 2022 through June 20, 2022. Bloomingdale classes aim to educate students and instill discipline, fun and a passion for self-expression through music through high-quality instruction throughout the year. Music has the power to change lives and the curriculum is designed to reflect this philosophy. The School offers classes for over 20 instruments and for students at all skill levels, as well as virtual options. Course highlights include vocal and youth jazz ensembles, jazz theory, and two FREE youth orchestras. To register and learn more, visit


"Having students back at Bloomingdale has brought energy, excitement and music back into our hallways" said Laura Gravino, Senior Director of Programming. "We are combining convenience with learning options for students of all levels and ages. In offering classes for early childhood learners, K-12 students, and adults there is something for everyone and a chance for children, parents and grandparents to all be part of the Bloomingdale community. While we continue to offer innovative classes and engaging ensembles, we also continue our commitment to financial service through scholarships and financial aid available to our community on a need basis. We're expanding this opportunity to access by offering two youth orchestras for beginner and intermediate students this semester."



Early Childhood

BSM will offer 17-week sessions of Early Childhood classes, including options for the whole family to join in on the activity. BSM will continue to offer classes based in Dalcroze Theory, Music and Movement and Orff Instrument classes.


Beginner Classes

Beginner youth classes provide an excellent introduction to the most popular instruments. The supportive group class settings allow students to work together, learn together, and help one another as they come across musical challenges together with a budget-friendly tuition price.


Cello for Children (Ages 6-9)

Guitar for Children (Ages 8-10)

Keyboard for Children (Ages6-9)

Violin for Children (Ages 6-9)

Voice for Children (Ages 5-9)

Ukulele for Children (Ages 6-10)


Performing Ensembles

Join groups of like-minded musicians to enjoy playing music in a supportive, fun, environment.



Students ages eight and up can participate in performance-based classes. Students will gain valuable experience rehearsing and performing in a virtual group setting to continue making music safely together.


Broadway Ensemble (Ages 13-21) 

Dream of being on stage? The costumes, the lights, the songs? Join other Musical Theater enthusiasts ages 13 – 21 to explore the Broadway repertoire through one-on-one private coachings and group sessions culminating in a virtual group and solo video performance. Students will be matched with singers of a similar level to perform scenes from classic and modern musical theater repertory.


Center Stage (Ages 8-12)

Center Stage Ensemble members will build an artistic foundation by taking their love of singing and curiosity to perform and "putting it on it's feet' in a nurturing and encouraging environment! This is a precursor to Broadway Ensemble for younger students. 


(New) Prelude Orchestra (Ages 9-13) - FREE

Students with experience at their instruments for one semester or one year will join peers in playing introductory orchestral works. Students should be starting to read music in their lessons. For the Spring 2022 semester, this course is being offered at no cost through a promotional period. The following semester, it will be offered at a reduced cost, before reverting back to the normal tuition amount in Spring 2023. 


(New) Interlude Orchestra (Ages 13-18) - FREE

Students with experience at their instruments for two years or more will join peers in playing orchestral works new and old. Students should be comfortable reading music and playing in Suzuki book 3 or higher to qualify for this ensemble. For the Spring 2022 semester, this course is being offered at no cost through a promotional period. The following semester, it will be offered at a reduced cost, before reverting back to the normal tuition amount in Spring 2023. 


Youth Jazz Ensemble (Ages 12-18)

One of Bloomingdale's newest ensembles continues to grow with more students, exciting repertoire and innovative pedagogy led by Daniel Bennett. The ensemble will perform music from the Great American Songbook, traditional and new jazz idioms, as well as diverse musical selections from across the globe. 


Adult Jazz Ensemble (Ages 18+)

The jazz ensemble is a place where students can explore music in the jazz tradition, particularly bebop, post-bop, Latin, and Brazilian styles. Students will learn improvisation through the study and performance of jazz and blues. The adult Jazz Ensemble continues to be an online group, requiring participants to have appropriate hardware in their home to participate. 


Junior Guitar Orchestra (Ages 8-14) 

Aimed at introducing players to ensemble rehearsal and performance from an earlier stage in their musical development, the Junior Guitar Orchestra is an exciting ensemble for young guitarists to learn vital ensemble and musicianship skills. 


Guitar Orchestra (Ages 10-17)

Designed to accommodate a wide range of ages and skill levels, Bloomingdale's Guitar Orchestra presents music ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary compositions, original works for guitars, and arrangements of popular music.


Adult Guitar Ensemble (Ages 18+)

The adult guitar ensemble explores a wide range of music genres from classical to folkloric music arranged for the classical guitar. 


Preparatory Flute Choir (Ages 8-13)

Preparatory Flute Choir is the perfect group for beginner flutists looking for a welcoming ensemble experience. Preparatory Flute Choir is an online ensemble for the spring 2022 semester. 


Flute Choir (Ages 12-adult)

Join this welcoming, fun, and supportive ensemble of flutists! Weekly practice together gives flutists of all ages the chance to explore flute ensemble repertoire. Flute Choir is an online ensemble for the spring 2022 semester. 


Trumpet Ensemble (Ages 13-18) 

The trumpet ensemble is a group of 3-5 members that work on ensemble playing, intonation, blending, and rhythmic study. The group performs in public several times a year, including at trumpet recitals, Sharing Hours, and the annual Performathon. 


Bloomingdale School of Music is committed to practices that are focused on protecting employee, student, and community health and safety, ensuring appropriate physical distancing, ensuring proper infection control, and communicating clearly with the public. As part of the school's commitment to maintain a safe space for learning, and in compliance with developing guidelines issued by federal, state, and local governments, BSM has required all vaccine-eligible employees, students, and visitors over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus since October 2021. For the Spring 2022 semester, BSM is also requiring that students and visitors between the ages of 5-11 receive an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination. For students 5-11, the requirement for the first dose will be as of February 7, 2022 and the requirement for the second dose will be as of March 7, 2022. Students under the age of 5 are still permitted to take in-person lessons without being vaccinated. You can find out more about BSM's safety guidelines here, which cover such considerations such as HVAC systems, screening protocols, contact tracing, cleaning protocols, guidelines for in person instruction by department and instrument, as well as use of performance venues, teaching studios, and common areas in detail. In the words of life-long student Daisy Roberts, one of Bloomingdale's more than 600 students, "323 West 108th Street is more than a music school. It's a community, a family, a home. I don't think I'd be the musician I am today without Bloomingdale. It's nurtured me as I grew up, helped me develop as a person, and changed me for the better. So thank you, Bloomingdale. I couldn't have done it without you." Founded in 1964, Bloomingdale School of Music is dedicated to the belief that music changes lives and everyone should have access to high-quality music education regardless of economic status, race, religion, ability level, or gender. Bloomingdale is a music-driven community center where all are welcome to join and learn about music from top faculty. We are dedicated to our mission – to make music education accessible to all who want to learn – and remain focused on supporting this mission through our values.

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