About us


One inspiring note at a time.™

The Bridge Arts Ensemble was created to bring the rich cultural music and artistic experiences of New York City to school districts in Upstate New York. By supporting our partner schools with diverse, world-class musicians and artistic programming, we create life-altering performances for school-aged children – unique, memorable and enlightening experiences that educate, entertain and inspire them. Our programming is at once inspiring and inspirational – a bridge to a world of possibilities for students, teachers, and administrators alike.

BAE artists travel from the City in ensembles of six – two singers, two instrumentalists, a pianist and a percussionist – for multi-day residencies in each partner school district. Working collaboratively with school administrations, BAE artists tailor their performance activities to best support a school’s curriculum and arts education needs.

We endeavor to open the eyes of students to a world of possibilities with educational, interactive musical experiences. Our work and performances supplement and complement public school curricula to uncover creativity, deepen empathy, and enrich humanity…one inspiring note at a time.