EIN 13-2562192

Bloomingdale School of Music

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The Bloomingdale School of Music's primary exempt purpose is to provide access to high-quality music services at a reasonable cost, primarily to the residents of New York City, regardless of economic status, ability level, ethnicity, or religious affiliation. To provide access to high-quality music education for anyone who seeks it, regardless of economic status, ability level, race, ethnicity,sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. The mission of Bloomingdale School of Music is to provide access to high-quality music education for anyone who seeks it.
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Program areas at Bloomingdale School of Music

BSMs After School and Weekend Program provides private and group instruction to approximately 650 students of all ages weekly on more than 20 instruments, including cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, violin, and voice, as well as several ensemble opportunities. Additionally, the program offers an Early Childhood track, with various classes utilizing Dalcroze and Orff approaches for children aged 3 months to 6 years. BSMs faculty is comprised of exemplary instructors, coaches, and mentors, with 80% holding advanced degrees in music.The Music Access Project (MAP) is a full scholarship, multi-year pre-college conservatory training program for talented low-income and underserved students. Annually, MAP serves between 20 and 25 students selected by audition. Students receive a comprehensive music education including a 60-minute private lesson, 90-minute chamber music coaching, weekly orchestra or jazz ensemble rehearsal, theory classes, and special monthly workshops. Over 190 MAP alumni have graduated the program and 98% have gone on to study at the college level, many finding work as professional musicians, arts administrators, and music teachers in the New York City Public School system. Project Bridge is a program that aims to support NYC public school students and teachers in existing instrumental programs in secondary schools. Participating students receive a free weekly 45-minute private instrument lesson throughout the year at Bloomingdale. Instruction is designed to reinforce and support the work being done by the public school teacher. PB serves between 8-12 students annually.The Professional Training Program is a one to three year intensive program designed for young pianists who are interested in eventually attending a pre-college music program such as BSMs Music Access Project. Students receive weekly private instructions, chamber ensemble opportunities, music theory classes, and performance courses throughout the year. BSM's Free Faculty Concert Series presents 25 to 30 free concerts each year, serving audiences of over 1,000 people per year. These concerts, curated and performed by BSM's faculty of professional musicians, offer a rich variety of free, high-quality performances that are entertaining and informative, presenting a wide range of musical styles and traditions. Concerts are hosted free of charge at BSM's home on West 108th Street, allowing anyone in NYC to experience live music in an intimate community setting.bsmny.org is a mission-driven community-oriented Internet website that extends Bloomingdales mission to the Internet. Last year, the site registered over 300,000 hits, where people registered for lessons, browsed faculty biographies and performance calendars, learned about musical instruments interactively, and read features highlighting specific musical topics of interest. Theory in a Box (TIAB) is a self-directed online intermediate music theory class, developed and produced by Bloomingdale School of Music. Theory in a Box covers topics such as rhythm, meter, and intervals. Each chapter has an introductory movie, several lessons, review, worksheets, interactive trainers, practice quizzes, and a final exam. Students have access to a theory help desk staffed by BSM. Since its launch in 2008, TIAB has served students in 39 states and Canadian provinces. The Bloomingdale Student New Music Project is a series of commissions, collaborations, web features, and performance that promotes the process of creating original music among children. The project commissions a professional composer to create new works for children; in addition, young composers at Bloomingdale, some as young as six years old, write music that is played by other children or faculty at the projects annual culminating concert, Album for the Young. For both students and composers the Student New Music Project opens up a window into the other's working methods and creative process. More than 30 students compose and 60 perform during this project.In response to COVID-19, we have pivoted to serving up to 650 students and 700 event attendees virtually through group classes, private lessons, chamber music, and ensembles. We have also created additional programming designed for remote learning and virtual experiences this semester, including lecture classes, a community engagement series, and online masterclasses and recitals.

Who funds Bloomingdale School of Music

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Baisley Powell Elebash Fund XXXXX5009General$175,000
Edwin Caplin FoundationGeneral$127,546
Jewish Communal FundGeneral Support$57,000
...and 10 more grants received

Personnel at Bloomingdale School of Music

Erika AtkinsExecutive Director
Laura GravinoDirector of Education
Lohengrin VelasquezDirector of Student Services
Brandon VazquezSenior Director / Assistant Director
Ling LopezEvents Manager
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for Bloomingdale School of Music

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$689,874
Program services$1,604,253
Investment income and dividends$8,118
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$125,710
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$47,608
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$251
Total revenues$2,475,814

Form 990s for Bloomingdale School of Music

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-05990View PDF
2019-062020-08-28990View PDF
2018-062019-04-15990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
2016-062017-08-07990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $127,546 from Edwin Caplin Foundation
February 19, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $57,000 from Jewish Communal Fund
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 2, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersMusical groupsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
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General information
323 W 108th St
New York, NY 10025
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 663-6021
Facebook page
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A6E: Performing Arts Schools
NAICS code, primary
711130: Musical Groups and Artists
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