|Occupation||Musician and Social Entrepreneur|
Arthur Bloom is an American composer and pianist, and the founder and director of MusiCorps.
Bloom is a Juilliard- and Yale-trained composer and pianist who has worked in both classical and popular music. He is the founder and director of Renovation In Music Education (RIME), and Musicorps.
Bloom created the original "Concert Curriculum," An Orchestra's Guide To The Young Person, a program in which whole grades of students pursue a special curriculum that culminates in their performance with a professional orchestra. Working with NASA, Bloom created An Orchestra's Guide To The Universe, a science version of the Concert Curriculum. After visiting wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bloom created MusiCorps to help them in their recovery.
MusiCorps is a music rehabilitation program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that helps severely wounded service members learn to play music, and recover their lives. Bloom began the program after visiting a soldier at Walter Reed Army Medical Center who played the drums and lost a leg in combat.
Bloom leads the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band which is composed of service members who have learned or relearned instruments through MusiCorps, and has performed with Aaron Neville, Yo-Yo Ma, Oleta Adams, G.E. Smith, Dave Kilminster, Roger Waters, Ricky Skaggs, and the Kansas City Symphony, among others.
- Official MusiCorps Facebook Page
- "Wall Street Journal" spotlights MusiCorps (Yale School of Music)
- MusiCorps profile in "The Washington Times"
- MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band performance on "The Colbert Report"
- Applebaum, Anne (August 4, 2009). "At Walter Reed, "The Healing Power of Death Metal"". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
- "An Ear Is A Terrible Thing To Waste". Retrieved January 7, 2013.
- "Maryland Orchestra and Young Students Create Cosmic Symphony". Retrieved January 7, 2013.
- "Helping Soldiers Cope With Trauma". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
- "Band of Brothers". CBS News. Retrieved December 23, 2013.