Community Improvement, Capacity Building

BRUCE ARNOLD FOUNDATION INC

aka jazzrootscincinnati.org, mp-at.org, Music-education.org, steam-education.org, guitarintensiveworkshop.com   |   Flushing, NY   |  http://the-baf.org

Mission

The Bruce Arnold System of music education aligns the way music is taught with the way the brain functions, and the way the mechanics of the human body. Our method combines the techniques and ideas developed by seasoned teachers with innovations derived from Arnold’s observations of musical ergonomics, and his own experiences teaching and playing music. The system has been refined by over thirty years of review and development and has proven positive results. It is now poised to radically change the landscape of modern music education.

The Mission of the Bruce Arnold Foundation is to share the System with students and teachers across the country through workshops, camps and publications. In addition, it is our mission to collect and curate successful music teaching methods from all sources and integrate them into the System, forever improving upon it.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Mr. Bruce Arnold

Main address

157-11 Sanford Ave Suite 102

Flushing, NY 11355 USA

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EIN

46-4779654

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Performing Arts (A60)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Music-Education.org

A free online music education portal where students can take music courses based on the Bruce Arnold System of music education aligns the way music is taught with the way the brain functions, and the way music is played with the way the body works. The method combines the techniques and ideas developed by master teachers with innovations from Arnold’s observations of musical ergonomics, and his own experiences teaching and playing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Budget
$400

But this website is dedicated to showing how the Art of music enhances, and is inter-related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics

A 21st century musician uses a combination of science, technology, engineering and mathematics every day in their career. From the very structure of Western music, which is mathematical, to the use of technological music applications, and programming, on to the use of statistical data in planning a publicity campaign, or a tour, today’s musician must be versed in STEM!

It goes further: The musician who plays an instrument must understand the biology of his or her own body as it relates to that instrument. Modern composers now use set theory, permutations and algorithms to create works of art.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Budget
$400

The main purpose of MP-AT.org is to teach performance and technology skills. Each workshop has lectures that encourage student participation and ensemble classes where students can directly apply the skills they are mastering. Because Technology plays an ever increasing role in the creation of contemporary music, from composing and performing to editing and mastering, there are Music Technology classes ranging from audio applications using PDAs to full blown DAWs. Classes cover a wide range of PDA audio applications, and more complex programs such as ProTools, Triple Play, Finale, and Sibelius.

The workshops cover many musical styles ranging from blues to straight ahead jazz, rock, country, blues, and metal. Each of the faculty members is both well known, and well versed in these styles. All of the above-mentioned musical genres are treated as art forms that require serious study. To that end, courses in Ear Training, Time, and Technique, all utilizing the Bruce Arnold System are a feature of the curriculum. The Bruce Arnold System of music education aligns the way music is taught with the way the brain functions, and the way music is played with the way the body works. The method combines the techniques and ideas developed by master teachers with innovations from Arnold’s observations of musical ergonomics, and his own experiences teaching and playing. The system has been refined over thirty years of development and has proven results.

Currently the main instruments taught at this camp are Guitar, Bass, Drums and Keyboards, however instrumentalists of any kind, and especially vocalists, will find work with the Bruce Arnold System to be particularly useful.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Budget
$10,000

Jazz and Roots is a community arts center that will provide Cincinnati and the greater Cincinnati area with arts enrichment through performances, education and outreach programs. Our programs celebrate and explore Jazz and American Roots music and the impact that this music has had on our cultural and society. Through the study and appreciation of jazz, folk, rock, bluegrass and other uniquely American musical styles we inspire and enrich our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Budget
$10,000

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Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donations made by board members

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Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified,Minorities,Veterans

Related Program

Music-Education.org

Context Notes

Board members have been very supportive as we prepare and apply for grants to teach music in either our veterans music education program or our general music ed. program

Number of staff members certified in subject area training

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified,Minorities,Artists and performers

Related Program

Music Performance and Technology

Context Notes

We have expanded our music education program from New York State to Cincinnati, Ohio and Miami, Florida.

Number of one-on-one coaching sessions

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Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified,Adults,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Music Performance and Technology

Context Notes

The coaching of not only students participating in our program but also interns has greatly increased which has not only helped students but also the development of our various websites.

Number of hours of coaching

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Population(s) Served

Adults,Artists and performers,Veterans

Related Program

Music-Education.org

Context Notes

Coaching usual is done in 30-60 minute sessions. Homework is also assigned through our various websites.

Number of students who feel their program structure provides opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary work

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Females,Males,Veterans

Related Program

Music Performance and Technology

Context Notes

The teaching methods used for our music education allows a student to learn about many other disciplines such as math and other sciences because we often relate these to music.

Number of consulting projects completed

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Population(s) Served

Females,Males,Artists and performers

Related Program

Jazz and roots Cincinnati

Context Notes

We have consulted with our Ohio and Florida staff to create their programs as well as our local NYC participants.

Number of new grants received

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Number of new donors

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Population(s) Served

Artists and performers

Related Program

Jazz and roots Cincinnati

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

through physical workshops, music educational apps for mobile devices, LMS style music educational website and educational materials provided by muse-eek.com we hope to position ourselves as a major player in free music education worldwide. We hope that through grants and donations we can make our physical workshops free. We also hope to partner with many veterans administration locations to provide music education to PTSD vets.

We are actively soliciting grants for our PTSD vets program and outreaching to students to work as unpaid interns to help with the development of our online music education websites and our music education apps for mobile devices.

In the summer of 2015 we had 10 unpaid interns that built two websites:<br/>http://music–education.org<br/>http://steam–education.org<br/>and three music educational apps:<br/>http://brucearnoldfoundation.org/free-music-education-apps/<br/><br/>We have also partnered with KLOS Guitars, Muse-eek.com and top music clinicians to provide guitars, educational materials and physical workshops for PTSD Vets. We have received great interest from the Veterans Administration's in our area who will provide space, storage and clinical psychologists to evaluate our programs and their impact on veterans health.

The progress of our websites and music education apps will be based on the number of people using the websites or downloading our apps. The number of vets attending our physical workshops and feedback from clinical psychologists will help us evaluate our PTSD music education initiative for veterans.

we have finished to websites during the summer months of 2015 and will be adding more content to each overtime. We are also planning for more music educational workshops in the summer of 2016. We have not received a grant to go forward with our PTSD vets program but are actively finishing grant applications and consulting with various nonprofit companies to help us present a cohesive program.

Financials

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BRUCE ARNOLD FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bruce Arnold

Muse Eek Publishing

Term: Jan 2014 - Jan 2020

Gerry Feldman Consultant

Healthcare Field

Vered Lieb Willis Curator and Consultant

Arts and associated fields

Jane Getter Musician

Jane Getter Music

Jerry DeVore Musician

Jerry DeVore Music

Bruce Arnold President

Muse Eek Publishing Company

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

Music, education,technology,performance