Arthur Bloom, Founder


RIME and MusiCorps were founded by pianist/composer Arthur Bloom. Bloom holds a literature degree from Yale College, and music degrees from Juilliard and the Yale School of Music. He leads the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, and has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Aaron Neville, Oleta Adams, Ricky Skaggs, Roger Waters, the Kansas City Symphony, and the dancer Lil Buck, among others, and at the Kennedy Center, the Grand Ole Opry, Madison Square Garden, and on The Colbert Report and PBS.

His experience as a composer in a variety of genres is reflected in credits that span from The Albany Symphony Orchestra, The Tulsa Philharmonic, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and The Kansas City Symphony, 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.

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. Bloom subsequently 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. Praised by the Wall Street Journal as “revolutionary,” MusiCorps helps wounded warriors play music and recover their lives. The program pairs wounded warriors with accomplished musicians who help the warriors learn, play, compose, produce, and perform music as a core part of their recovery.

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


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