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
Every year, BAE students across the Bronx partake in more than 80 performances and events where they can showcase what they’ve learned from Bronx Arts Ensemble’s Arts in Education programs. See pictures of student art displays & holiday performances below! Featuring Arts and Crafts, Hip-Hop and Step team, Caribbean Dance, and Strings. View slideshow.
On Friday, November 15th, friends of BAE, for joined us for the street naming ceremony of our Founder, William J. Scribner, whose vision made music and art accessible to hundreds of thousands of Bronx students and communities!
Thank you to New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres for your generous check of $96,000 to BAE, which will help us bring free concerts to senior & community centers throughout the #Bronx. We had a great time performing at Mount Carmel Senior Living today! Here’s to the first of many concerts!
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
Bronx Arts Ensemble
80 Van Cortlandt Park South
Bronx, NY 10463
Thanks to Bronx Arts Ensemble, I won a full scholarship to Alvin Ailey, a full scholarship to the Ailey Summer Intensive and a full year grant at Perri Dance. I graduated high school with honors and am now fulfilling my dream of becoming a doctor and helping people.Reynaldo M