Professional Training Program

What is the Bloomingdale Professional Training Program?

The Bloomingdale Professional Training Program (PTP) is an intensive program designed for young pianists ages 10 – 17, who are interested in supplementing their private lesson studies with chamber music, theory, and other special events, such as playing classes and master classes.

Goals of the Program

The goal of the PTP program is to broaden students’ range of musical training, to reinforce each student's strengths and to address areas of weakness, and provide them with the tools they would need if they desire to pursue music studies at the college level.

Admission to the Program

Interested candidates should obtain an application, complete it, and return it to the school. Applicants will then be contacted to schedule an audition. If, after the audition, you are selected to continue the process, an interview with you and a parent or guardian is also required. Successful candidates will have identifiable talent, will have demonstrated achievement in their instrument, and will show a clear commitment to serious music study. The audition will consist of playing at least two contrasting pieces, at least two scales, and sight-reading. For questions about audition repertoire and to obtain a sample sight-reading piece, please contact program director Dr. Amy E. Gustafson at

Weekly Training and Commitment

Semester Requirements

Technical Requirements for Professional Training Program

*In addition to all listed requirements, sightreading will be required each jury.

First semester:

Second semester:

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Eighth semester:


April 25 (Early Decision)
May 27 (Regular Decision)




Download PTP form


Dr. Amy E. Gustafson
Professional Traning Program Director
(212) 663-6021