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Watch and discover the joy of music alongside our students!

Watch and discover the joy of music alongside our students!


ROADMAP 2027: Year Two

Hello Bloomingdale Community,  As the fall 2023 semester gets well underway and we begin to celebrate our 59th birthday, I want to reflect on all

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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

Whether you are entering our spaces for the first time and learning how to play an instrument or you’re a returning student continuing to evolve your artistry – the Bloomingdale School of Music will give you an opportunity to make discoveries that unlock something new for you.

We’re so glad to have you join us – this is an exciting time of change and growth for our beloved school and we want you to be a part of it.

Thank you 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
Burton Kassell
Catherine McKenzie
Fenney Kuo
Jake Cinti
Jean Marie DeVeaux
Jerry Phelps
Joe Mangrum
Juliana Zhang
Kristin Booth Glen
Margaret Williams
Patrice Jean
Ruth Levine
Sarah Paul
Suzy Stein
Wayne Agard

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
  • Booth Ferris
  • Columbia Community Service
  • Con-Edison Arts and Culture Grants
  • Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
  • D’Addario Foundation
  • Edwin Caplin Foundation
  • Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
  • Find Your Light
  • 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 
  • Manhattan Borough President Mark Levin
  • 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 Preservation Society
  • New York State Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Pinkerton Foundation
  • 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.

YOU ARE HERE with us making a difference in the lives of our students and community.