The Broadway School of Music & the Arts

5415 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland Oh 44127-1508
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Our missionThe Broadway School of Music & the Arts' mission is to enrich lives by providing access to high-quality, diverse arts and music instruction and programming. Guided by its core values of confidence-building, enrichment, empowerment, education, community building, quality and accessibility, BSMA seeks to provide such arts educational opportunities to all individuals regardless of age, race, religion, level of ability, or financial means, a philosophy shared by the 450+ members of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, to which BSMA belongs. To facilitate access to arts instruction and programming, many of BSMA's programs are free or low-cost and increasingly provided at partner sites to reach more people and serve diverse audiences. With a developing focus on serving the Greater Cleveland community, BSMA has also prioritized a leadership role in the renewal of its distressed Slavic Village neighborhood, recognizing that arts participation can engender hope, improve lives and strengthen the fabric of urban communities.
COVID-19 Impact Data
Volunteer hours lost0.0
Financial loss$26,500
COVID-19 Data Details
Type of lostAmountDateDescription
$ Event Fundraising10,0005/8/20Canceled annual chamber music benefit concert
$ Program Revenue16,500Canceled Say Yes after-school classe and in-CMSD classes, and reduced enrollment for online private lessons

The Broadway School of Music & the Arts

About usOur community school of the arts has its roots in Broadway-Slavic Village, a diverse low to moderate-income Cleveland neighborhood three miles southeast of downtown. In 1980, a couple with neighborhood connections purchased and restored the former Hruby Conservatory of Music (c.1918), and in a true grass roots effort, rallied their friends and garnered foundation support to establish BSMA as a partner with The Cleveland Music School Settlement, of which BSMA was a branch from 1981-1983. In 1983 BSMA became independent and continues to rent space in the Conservatory.Throughout its 37+ years, BSMA has remained committed to its mission to enrich lives by providing access to high quality, diverse arts and music instruction and programming. In response to dramatic changes in the demographics of the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood and the needs of its residents, BSMA has transformed its focus from onsite private music lessons to an offsite provider of arts programming in partnership with neighborhood organizations, which currently include a settlement house, three day care centers, a dozen Cleveland public schools, and a community development corporation. While we continue to provide private instrument and voice lessons and group music classes onsite, by taking our programming into the community, we have increased access to arts participation, particularly to underserved children, our primary audience.