Arthur Bloom, Founder

 

RIME was founded by composer Arthur Bloom. Bloom holds a literature degree from Yale College, and music degrees from Juilliard and the Yale School of Music. His experience as a composer in a variety of musical styles and genres is reflected in credits that span from The Albany Symphony Orchestra, The Tulsa Philharmonic, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra New England, to National Public Radio, HBO, and Def Jam/CBS Records. He has taught sociology at Yale University, composition at the Educational Center for the Arts in Connecticut, and written about music and recording technology for MIX Magazine.

Bloom's orchestral music has been recorded by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, featured on NPR's Performance Today, and heard in numerous venues, including The Kitchen in New York City, and The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Florida. Bloom is the recipient of numerous awards, including an ASCAP Foundation Grant to Young Composers, and a Yale Alumni Ventures award. A documentary broadcast on NPR for which he composed and produced the music was awarded the 1996 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award in Radio Journalism.


In 1997, Bloom received a Meet The Composer "New Music For Schools" Grant, and created An Orchestra’s Guide To The Young Person, the first Concert Curriculum, for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. With repeated successful performances, the program spawned growing enthusiasm for national replication. Bloom established RIME in order to bring the Concert Curriculum and other arts partnerships to the many people, organizations, and communities that would benefit from them.


With support from NASA’s Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science (IDEAS) Grant Program, administered by the Space Telescope Science Institute, Bloom created a science version of the Concert Curriculum, An Orchestra’s Guide To The Universe, and served as Principal Investigator.


After visiting with injured soldiers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2007, Bloom established Musicorps in order to help them in their recovery.


Arthur Bloom currently serves as RIME's President and Executive Director.

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