PROJECT BRIDGE

BLOOMINGDALE'S FULL SCHOLARSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

What is PROJECT BRIDGE?

Project Bridge gives motivated, music loving students an opportunity to grow on their instrument through private one on one lessons with a gifted teacher. Project Bridge offers a full tuition scholarship for weekly lessons to talented young musicians who would otherwise have difficulty affording them. This program supports students who participate in their middle or high school band, orchestra, or choir and helps them to grow into musical leaders in their school ensemble.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

Weekly 45-minute private lessons WITH BLOOMINGDALE TEACHING ARTIST

OPPORTUNITIES TO PERFORM BOTH SOLO AND IN AN ENSEMBLE

SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR INCLUDING IN THE COLLEGE AUDITION PROCESS

WHO ARE WE?

We accept applications from students across all schools in New York City. Past students have joined us from LaGuardia, Celia Cruz, Frank Sinatra, Hunter College, Bronx Science, Special Music School and Basis Independent high schools.

who is eligible?

Ideal candidates should have at least one year of experience on an orchestral/band instrument or singing in school ensemble; they should be entering grades 7th-10th grade at the time of audition; must participate in school band, orchestra, or choir throughout the school year; they should be seeking to advance in their musical training on their chosen instrument; students who demonstrate financial need through completed financial aid form.

 

WHAT IS THE TUITION?

Project Bridge is a full tuition scholarship program. The program is free of charge except for a small registration fee of $25 per semester for all those accepted. The value of a Project Bridge scholarship is $3,264 for a full year per student.

 

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

Applications are due via online submission on April 1, 2024. Applying students must submit a video audition, family financial documents, and a personal statement.  All links, deadlines, and other information is found below.

What you need to know

The 2024-2025 Project Bridge program is slated to be an in-person program with lessons and classes taking place at the school building. Interested candidates should fill out an online application form and submit it electronically with their tax form and a video by April 1st. 

Successful candidates will have identifiable talent, will have demonstrated potential in their instrument, and will show a clear commitment to advancing their music study. 

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

– At least one year of experience on a band or orchestra instrument or singing in school ensemble
– Must be in 7th-10th grade at the time of the audition
– Must participate in school band, orchestra or choir throughout the school year
– Demonstrated financial need through completed financial aid form

application deadline

April 1, 2024 

ACCEPTANCE LETTERS SENT BY

June 1, 2024

Annual Tuition

Project Bridge is free of charge to families that demonstrate financial need. 

APPLICATION FORM

Brochure

Questions and Information

Kaoru Hinata
Program Coordinator
(212) 663-6021

*Photography by David Katzenstein.

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