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Hear what our students, faculty, and staff have to say!

Hear what our students, faculty, and staff have to say!



Through our 50+ years, Bloomingdale has served generations of families with a personal and welcoming approach. Our board are a dedicated group of volunteers committed to education and music access.


Erika Atkins

Since March 2020, COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our lives and the entire world. Despite obstacles and hardships, Bloomingdale School of Music adapted in order to continue to provide access to high quality music education to all, no matter one’s economic status, ability level, ethnicity, or religious affiliation.  

As we gradually return to sharing spaces for in-person learning, I would like to commend the commitment of Bloomingdale’s students and faculty to gather, connect and share the joy of music. I am so proud to be a part of this community.

Thank you for your bravery and dedication, and for choosing us as YOUR center for music education, serving the Upper West Side since 1964. 

Bloomingdale Board Members

Our Board

Kenneth Michaels, President
Bradley Kulman, Vice President
Paul Ness, Treasurer
Sherry Glied, Secretary
Andrea Gural
Brian Upbin
Burton Kassell
Catherine McKenzie
Fenney Kuo
Jake Cinti
Jean Marie DeVeaux
Kristin Booth Glen
Melissa Schoonveld
Patrice Jean
Sarah Paul
Suzy Stein

Advisory Council

Ann Bingley Gallops
Elinor Hoover
Elizabeth Maher
Eugenie Dengel
Evangeline Benedetti
Harry M. Johnston, III
Jo-Ann Sternberg
Marta Istomin
Peter Schickele
Ruth Cherry
Stanley G. Weiss
The Hon. Franz S. Leichter

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
  • 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.




We provide access to music education to anyone who seeks it, regardless of economic status, ability, ethnicity, or religion, which has a profound impact on individual lives as well as on our entire community.

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