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Bridge Arts and Education, INC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.   

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Promoting education and collaboration as a means to grow

a more diverse and innovative music community. 

Our Mission

how do you want to be a part?

The Hudson Valley's
School of Music

Kingston, NY


Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Dan Shaut

Join the region's premiere youth jazz orchestra. Open to students in grades 8-12 or 18 years of age or younger by audition. HVYJO performs collegiate/professional level music and gives students and opportunity to work alongside each other, as well as top-tier guest artists. 

Please contact us if you are interested in being a part. We currently have room for trumpet and trombone players for this season.

Auditions are June 15, 2024 in Kingston for the 2024-2025 season

Please contact us if you can not make the live audition and we will provide an alternate audition.


Bridge Arts
Jazz Lab

The jazz lab is designed for middle school or high school students looking to develop their jazz skills. Students will work on jazz style, improvisation, and tunes. 

Open to: Students in middle or high school that play: saxophone, trumpet, trombones, guitar, piano, bass, drumset.


May be open to other instruments like flute, clarinet, french horn, tuba, etc. Please contact us

Prerequisites: Students should be able to play at least 3 scales very comfortably and have played their instrument for at least 2 years. 

Classes: Meets 2 Sundays a month from 3:00 pm -4:30 pm.  


Bridge Arts
JAZZ Summer Camp

Join our email list and follow us on social media to find out about our summer offerings


Music Lessons

Private instruction is the backbone of a solid music education. Bridge Arts will pair you with the best teacher for obtaining your musical goals. Weekly lessons may be online or face to face depending on both the instructor and the students needs and comfort. Please fill out our inquiry form so that we can make a recommendation and send details regarding studio policies and rates. 


Bridge Arts
Community Jazz Band

Directed by Dan Shaut

This ensemble consists of musicians looking to rehearse and perform great big band repertoire including music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones and more. Musicians age range from 12-77.

Please contact us if you are interested in participating.

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