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

Promoting education and collaboration as a means to grow

a more diverse and innovative music community. 

Our Mission

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BRIDGE Arts & Education?



developing skills through performance

Ensembles for students of all ages and ability level. Our ensembles started with the groups of hvJAZZ including the Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra, hvJAZZ Lab and SUNY Ulster Community Jazz Ensemble. We are excited to launch new ensembles in 2022! 



developing skills through performance

Bridge Arts and Education provides music education for all. Students can participate in private lessons, ensembles, workshops, masterclasses, online opportunities, summer programs and more.  Learn more about all the programs we have to offer. 



help us grow a community of arts

Let's make the world a better place through music. Join us for Bridge Arts and Education's first ever Play-A-Thon for a Cause!  We will partner with the Alzheimer's Association to raise funds for their incredibly important mission. 



bridging the arts and education

We take our mission seriously at Bridge Arts. Helping our music community grow to be more diverse and innovative is the backbone of what we do. Partnering with professional musicians, educators, schools and arts groups is how we get there. Check out what we have done so far or contact us about an upcoming project. 

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"The enthusiastic (Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra)  performers had been encouraged and empowered by their experience, and inspired by Dan and other faculty instructors, including his father, Bob Shaut.  Congratulations to all and continued success on a most successful musical venture."


Chris Vadala, Director of Jazz Studies, University of MD