Bronx Arts Ensemble brings music and related arts to Bronx schools and neighborhoods. We contribute to the cultures of our Bronx communities through live performances and innovative arts education that stimulate creativity, imagination, and aspirations.
William J. Scribner founded the Bronx Arts Ensemble in 1972 Since then our artists have embraced dozens of Bronx neighborhoods, performing a broad spectrum of styles for diverse instruments. In 1993 BAE launched our Arts-in-Education programs, helping to fill an educational void in Bronx public schools. These programs have expanded beyond music into movement, theater and art, delivered during and after school in over 40 public schools. BAE continues to develop and integrate our core programs, impacting new audiences and building Bronx family.
- 1972BAE First Concert
- 1973First Orchestral Concert
- 1975First Children’s Concert
- 1978First Public Parks Concert
- 1980Young Artist Award Established. Now William J. Scribner Young Bronx Artist Competition
- 1993First music class taught in NYC public school
- 2001Master Services Agreement established with NYC Department of Education to provide in-school arts classes
- 2003Establishment of partnership with Lehman College Children’s Musical Theater
- 2014NY Community Trust award
- 2017Columbia Teachers College educational framework partnership
This year, BAE students at Rosalyn Yalow Charter School celebrated Black History Month by creating their own works of art, inspired by artists from the Harlem Renaissance period including Jacob Lawrence, William H. Johnson, and Horace Pippen. Students also explored Afrofuturism through art.
Every year, BAE students across the Bronx partake in various performances and events where they can showcase what they’ve learned from Bronx Arts Ensemble’s Arts in Education programs. Browse the gallery of student-made self-portraits below.
Judith Insell get’s named BAE’s first Artistic Director. Featured in BroadwayWorld.
WHERE WE PERFORM
Bronx Arts Ensemble values our cultural partnerships and joins in presenting concerts with notable Bronx institutions.
WHERE WE TEACH
BAE brings live performances and arts education throughout the Bronx.
BAE teaching artists teach 14,000 arts classes in 40 Bronx public schools.
BAE presents more than 50 free and low-cost live concerts and family musical theater performances in neighborhoods from Belmont to Fordham to Westchester Square.
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Jockey Hollow Foundation
The Baisley Powell Elebash Fund
Michael Tuch Foundation
The Smart Family Foundation
Bronx Arts Ensemble
80 Van Cortlandt Park South
Bronx, NY 10463