Bloomingdale School of Music’s Music Access Project (MAP) is a three year comprehensive after-school pre-college music program taught by outstanding faculty.
- To provide an inspiring and motivating learning environment that nurtures students’ musical talents and innate personal qualities
- To teach discipline, commitment, and build confidence by experiencing the value of dedication to their craft individually and as part of a community
- To build on students’ strengths and expand knowledge and skill through cultivating curiosity and encouraging inquiry
- To provide the focused music education experience necessary to qualify them for acceptance to a conservatory, university, or college for advanced music training
- To assist students in obtaining admission to a college or conservatory or other advanced training
- Have at least three years of experience on instrument
- In 8th-11th grade at the time of their audition
- Demonstrated achievement in their primary instrument or voice
- Seeking a more intensive music education program to propel them toward college training
- 60-minute private lessons
- Theory and ear training classes
- Chamber music rehearsals and coachings
- Workshops and master classes
- Orchestra or Jazz Collective
- Extensive performances at Bloomingdale and in the community
- Program mentor for one-on-one planning, support, and development
New this year: the MAP Program will broaden access by adding vocal and jazz training alongside classical music.
APPLICATION AND AUDITION TIMELINE
May 1 — Applications Due
All students who complete the application and fall within the age requirement will be invited to audition.
Mid May — Auditions
Applicants will be scheduled for an audition at Bloomingdale School of Music.
- MAP candidates should prepare two contrasting pieces and will be asked to sight-read
Late May — Interviews with Finalists
Finalists will be selected, and an interview with a parent or guardian will be scheduled.
June — Acceptance Letters Sent
September — MAP Programs Begin
MAP is free of charge to families that demonstrate financial need. Significant scholarships are also available to students who qualify by audition and interview.
Download MAP form
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Music Access Project Director
(212) 663-6021 ex. 124