ANNUAL SPRING BENEFIT

Annual Spring Benefit

MONDAY, April 1, 2024

Scandinavia House 
58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Dinner and Cocktail Hour ~ 6:30 pm

Benefit Concert ~ 7:30 pm

Champagne Reception ~ 8:30 pm

Hosted by Deborah Roberts

Award-winning ABC News correspondent, co-anchor of the prestigious news magazine “20/20,” and author of “Lessons Learned and Cherished: The Teacher Who Changed My Life.”

*Business Cocktail Attire

HONORING OUR LEGACY
FACULTY MEMBERS

Join us for Bloomingdale School of Music’s annual spring benefit, Ignite the Music. This year’s benefit will honor our “legacy” faculty members who have been teaching with the school for an impressive 25 to 50 years!
These pillars of the Bloomingdale community have had an immeasurable impact on the lives of so many students and families during their decades of service in music education. We look forward to hearing their stories, illustrating how they Ignite the Music in our community by igniting a passion for learning in our students.

SELECT  YOUR  EXPERIENCE

Tier 1 – $150/per person: Includes Dinner Reception & Concert
Includes sit-down dinner with open bar in Volvo Hall, Concert in Victor Borge Hall, and Champagne Reception

Tier 2 – $59/per person: Includes Cocktail Hour & Concert
Includes Cocktail Hour with hors d’oeuvres and open bar in the Taplin Café, Concert in Victor Borge Hall, and Champagne Reception

Enhance your experience!

Sponsorships are available from $750 to $7,500.

More information on the benefits of sponsorship are available at the button above. If you are looking for corporate sponsorships, please follow the link for Corporate Participation.

Sponsor the arts!

Businesses and organizations can participate in a variety of ways including: purchasing a sponsorship, purchasing an ad in our program, or donating an item or service for our raffle. More information on the benefits of participation are available at the button above.

Can’t make it but still want to help?

Make a donation! A donation of any amount gains you access to the livestream! All proceeds go towards supporting and providing access to our music programs. 

25+ Years of

Inspiring Our Students

Bloomingdale’s MAP program targets the youth of NYC who possess the talent to compete on an elite musical level, but lack the resources and training necessary to channel their talent into something meaningful and lasting. BSM offers the majority of MAP students a full scholarship, worth roughly $6,500 per year. Each year, between 15 and 20 students are enrolled in the program. Since the program’s inception in 1992, over 200 students have graduated from the program and 99% have gained entry to a conservatory, college, or university.

Learn more about MAP!

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You Can Still Give & Win Big!

Our benefit raffle is LIVE with some exciting items that you can win, like tickets to Wicked, Carnegie Hall, the NY Mets, and much more!

In conjunction with our spring benefit, all raffle proceeds go towards supporting and providing access to our music programs and scholarships for Bloomingdale students.

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CLUB PILATES | UPPER WEST SIDE

2 Chances to Win!
One Month of Unlimited Group Pilates Classes at Club Pilates UWS
Value of $458.00

VIP Tour of Steinway & Sons Factory for 8 Adults

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CLUB PILATES | UPPER WEST SIDE

4 tickets – Box seats to see the NY Mets vs Louis Cardinals

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Two Ticket Vouchers to the New Victory Theater

There’s more to win where that came from!

What's on the menu?

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OUR HONOREES 

Katherine Hoffman
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
51 years

Katherine teaches flute, recorder, sight singing, and voice at the school. Katherine loves teaching and finds great satisfaction from working with students of varied abilities in achieving the “highest level of competence, both technically and musically, that is possible for each individual.”

Marc Peloquin
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
33 years

Marc is a Resident Teaching Artist and curator of the Faculty Concert Series. He also teaches our Music Appreciation Series. Marc believes, “My role as a teacher is to find the path that will allow each student to develop and nurture both a mastery and an appreciation of music in all its dimensions. My goal is for my students to join me as musical ambassadors to our community”

Roberto Hidalgo
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
32 years

A longtime member of the Bloomingdale piano faculty, Roberto teaches students ages six and up. Of his teaching, Roberto says, “I have certain vital principles that I believe are important for all students to learn, but above all, from the very beginning, I try to foster the student’s expressivity, the ability to communicate through music.”

Judith Olson
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
30 years

Judith is a longstanding member of the Bloomingdale piano faculty and also teaches chamber music at the school. Of her teaching, she says, “I aim to teach the student, not just the subject, tailoring my approach to each individual personality.”

Kaoru Hinata
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
28 years

Kaoru teaches flute, chamber music, and is the Project Bridge Coordinator. Of her students, she says, “I feel aware that it is a special time of their life when they are in the process of becoming themselves. I enjoy learning about them and watching them change over time.”

Monica Verona
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
25 years

Monica is a Resident Teaching Artist and Director of Piano Studies at the school. She also curates the annual Piano Project. Monica feels that “Bloomingdale is a comfortable place to teach. I think the students feel at ease and there is a general pleasantness about the atmosphere. My students always seem to feel free to be themselves.”

When you join us for this event, YOU will be helping us Ignite the Music, as we continue to support our community of music educators in their important work. All proceeds will go towards supporting and providing access to our music programs.

Annual Spring Benefit

April 1, 2024

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Dinner and Cocktail Hour – 6:30pm
Benefit Concert – 7:30pm
Champagne Reception – 8:30pm

Hosted by Deborah Roberts

Award-winning ABC News correspondent, co-anchor of the prestigious news magazine “20/20,” and author of “Lessons Learned and Cherished: The Teacher Who Changed My Life.”

*Business Cocktail Attire

HONORING OUR LEGACY FACULTY MEMBERS

Join us for Bloomingdale School of Music’s annual spring benefit, Ignite the Music. This year’s benefit will honor our “legacy” faculty members who have been teaching with the school for an impressive 25 to 50 years!

These pillars of the Bloomingdale community have had an immeasurable impact on the lives of so many students and families during their decades of service in music education. We look forward to hearing their stories, illustrating how they Ignite the Music in our community by igniting a passion for learning in our students.

SELECT YOUR EXPERIENCE

Tier 1 – $150/per person:
Dinner Reception & Concert
Includes Sit-down dinner with open bar in Volvo Hall, Concert in Victor Borge Hall, and Champagne Reception

Tier 2 – $59/per person:
Cocktail Hour & Concert
Includes Cocktail Hour with hors d’oeuvres and open bar in the Taplin Café, Concert in Victor Borge Hall, and Champagne Reception

Enhance your experience!

Sponsorships are available from $750 to $7,500.

More information on the benefits of sponsorship are available at the button above. If you are looking for corporate sponsorships, please follow the link for Corporate Participation.

Sponsor the arts!

Businesses and organizations can participate in a variety of ways including: purchasing a sponsorship, purchasing an ad in our program, or donating an item or service for our raffle. More information on the benefits of participation are available at the button above.

Can’t make it but still want to help?

Make a donation! A donation of any amount gains you access to the livestream! All proceeds go towards supporting and providing access to our music programs. 

OUR HONOREES

Katherine Hoffman
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
51 years

Katherine teaches flute, recorder, sight singing, and voice at the school. Katherine loves teaching and finds great satisfaction from working with students of varied abilities in achieving the “highest level of competence, both technically and musically, that is possible for each individual.”

Marc Peloquin
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
33 years

Marc is a Resident Teaching Artist and curator of the Faculty Concert Series. He also teaches our Music Appreciation Series. Marc believes, “My role as a teacher is to find the path that will allow each student to develop and nurture both a mastery and an appreciation of music in all its dimensions. My goal is for my students to join me as musical ambassadors to our community”

Roberto Hidalgo
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
32 years

A longtime member of the Bloomingdale piano faculty, Roberto teaches students ages six and up. Of his teaching, Roberto says, “I have certain vital principles that I believe are important for all students to learn, but above all, from the very beginning, I try to foster the student’s expressivity, the ability to communicate through music.”

Judith Olson
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
30 years

Judith is a longstanding member of the Bloomingdale piano faculty and also teaches chamber music at the school. Of her teaching, she says, “I aim to teach the student, not just the subject, tailoring my approach to each individual personality.”

Kaoru Hinata
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
28 years

Kaoru teaches flute, chamber music, and is the Project Bridge Coordinator. Of her students, she says, “I feel aware that it is a special time of their life when they are in the process of becoming themselves. I enjoy learning about them and watching them change over time.”

Monica Verona
Teaching with Bloomingdale for
25 years

Monica is a Resident Teaching Artist and Director of Piano Studies at the school. She also curates the annual Piano Project. Monica feels that “Bloomingdale is a comfortable place to teach. I think the students feel at ease and there is a general pleasantness about the atmosphere. My students always seem to feel free to be themselves.”

Guest Artist

TBD

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You Can Still Give & Win Big!

Our benefit raffle is LIVE with some exciting items that you can win, like tickets to Wicked, Carnegie Hall, the NY Mets, and much more!

In conjunction with our spring benefit, all raffle proceeds go towards supporting and providing access to our music programs and scholarships for Bloomingdale students!

2 Chances to Win! With a $50 gift certificate to AMC plus an additional $50 gift certificate for dinner, you can enjoy a night out on us!

VIP Tour of Steinway & Sons Factory for 8 Adults

4 tickets – Box seats to see the NY Mets vs Louis Cardinals

Two Ticket Vouchers to the New Victory Theater

There’s more to win where that came from!

What's on the menu?

(Tap for larger view)

When you join us for this event, YOU will be helping us Ignite the Music, as we continue to support our community of music educators in their important work. All proceeds will go towards supporting and providing access to our music programs.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kenneth Michaels, President
Bradley Kulman, Vice President
Paul Ness, Treasurer
Sherry Glied, Secretary
Wayne Agard
Kristin Booth Glenn
Jake Cinti
Jean Marie De Veaux
Andrea Gural
Patrice Jean
Burton Kassell
Fenney Kuo
Ruth Levin
Joe Mangrum
Catherine McKenzie
Sarah Paul
Jerry Phelps
Suzy Stein
Margaret Williams
Juliana Zhang

fire Sponsors

flare Sponsors

FUEL Sponsors

spark Sponsors

kindle Sponsors

BUSINESS SPONSORS

IN-KIND SPONSORS

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Catherine McKenzie, Chair 
Erika Atkins
Grace Azcona
Noelle Barbera
Jean Marie De Veaux
Justin Duckworth
Dayna Grayber
Patrice Jean
Fenney Kuo
Suzy Stein

Our Devoted Partners in Access to Music Education

Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our partners, we are able to continuously strive to make a positive impact on the lives of music lovers everywhere.

  • Associate Chamber Music Players
  • Baisley Powell Elebash Fund
  • The Bay and Paul Foundations
  • Columbia Community Service
  • Con-Edison Arts and Culture Grants
  • Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
  • Edwin Caplin Foundation
  • Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
  • The Hearst Foundations
  • The Hyde and Watson Foundation
  • Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation
  • The Libby Holman Foundation
  • Lotos Foundation
  • M & T Charitable Foundation
  • Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine
  • The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation 
  • Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
  • New York City Council Member Gale A. Brewer
  • New York City Council Member Shaun Abreu
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • New York Community Trust
  • New York State Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Pinkerton Foundation
  • TD Bank
  • The Scripps Family Fund
  • Youth Inc.
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Annual Reports

Please contact Noelle Barbera at nbarbera@bsmny.org or 212-663-2021 ext 126 for more information.

Photography by David Katzenstein

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