Bloomingdale School of Music Receives Major Grant from New York State Council on the Arts

By David Salazar

The Bloomingdale School of Music has been awarded $10,000 in recovery funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.

The grant will allow the organization to increase the hours for its teaching artists.

“This unprecedented funding continues our investment into the vital role that the arts contribute to the health of our economy, our communities and our citizens,” said New York Governor Kathy Hochul in an official press statement issued by Bloomingdale School of Music. “As we continue our comeback, we applaud the strength and innovation of arts organizations across the state and are all the better for their hard work and dedication.”

The Bloomingdale School of Music was founded in 1964 with the belief that music can change the lives of all kinds of people regardless of their economic status, race, religion, ability level, or gender. The organization’s current executive director is Erika Atkins.