Bloom Programs

Bloom programs are designed to expand access to the arts through school programs and community collaborations. 70% of Bloom programs take place out in neighborhoods around the county, and nearly all include creative partnerships with local organizations, schools, and artists. 

Here are some examples of our programs and initiatives:

Arts Through Schools

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Student Concerts at Strathmore

20,000+ children annually experience the wonder of live performance at Strathmore. We produce and present free concerts for every 2nd and 5th grader in Montgomery County focusing on classical music and the blues.

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East County Strings

Hundreds of middle school students receive tuition-free after-school coaching from professional instrumentalists and gather for a large-scale public performance. 

Latin Strings Percussion

Latin Strings & Percussion

Middle and high school students learn Latin-American music for strings and orchestra, and get an opportunity to perform for the community.

Strathmore Step Showcase

Step Up East County

Students receive after-school instruction from our artistic partner Step Afrika!. Strathmore brings students to see a professional step performance at the Music Center and produces a culminating student showcase performance. 

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Sing Out

An after-school choral program for schools without a chorus class option. Our goal is to build interest and resources to create permanent programs.

Black Violin School Residency

School Partnerships & Artist Residencies

Strathmore works with educators to create a customized slate of performances, workshops, camps, and demonstrations throughout the year–particularly at schools with a high number of free or reduced cost lunches offered.

Community Collaborations & Public Programs

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Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center

Free Concerts

Strathmore offers monthly free performances in eastern Montgomery County throughout the spring and summer.

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Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center

Public Art & Music Classes

Strathmore worked in partnership with the Department of Recreation to make this new center arts friendly and now offers spring and fall classes in a variety of arts disciplines.

Strathmore Art Camp

Montgomery County Recreation

Art Sessions & Free Summer Camps

In collaboration with the Department of Recreation and Adventist Health, Strathmore provides multi-disciplinary arts sessions as part of a 7-week free summer camp which serves a total of 300 children.

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Corridor Concerts

Each year, over 300 community members perform alongside professional artists to celebrate culture and bring people together.

Good Hope Concerts Free

Community Festivals

Strathmore works closely with community leaders to produce diverse performances at existing local festivals with our Bloom Pop-Up Stage.

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Free Summer Concerts at Strathmore

This tradition, welcoming thousands of local residents each summer, has been running since long before the Music Center opened!

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Sensory Friendly Programming

Working with national experts, Strathmore continues to increase the scope of programming for children with sensory sensitivities—including backstage tours, rehearsals, concerts, and story sessions.

Support Bloom

We believe in creating a vibrant arts community that welcomes everyone. Your investment allows us to ensure that no one is denied the opportunity to engage in the arts.

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