Travis R. Bloom

sought after NYC accompanist & coach

With a passion for the vocal arts, Mr. Bloom’s coaching platform is based on musical accuracy, performance practice techniques, dramatic integrity, diction accuracy, and vocal health in alignment with the Bel Canto school of singing. 

 

In 2012, Mr. Bloom was an M.M. Voice Performance student at the illustrious Jacobs School of Music where he also studied accompanying/opera coaching with Kevin Murphy. The following year, he joined the Indiana University Ballet and Opera Theater music staff as pianist/coach for Rossini's Italian Girl in Algiers, Menotti's The Last Savage, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. While at Indiana Univeristy he accompanied numerous voice recitals, master classes, competitions, auditions, and opera workshop productions.  Prior to coaching at IU, he worked as the chorus master for the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival (2010-2012) training opera choruses for Bizet's Carmen and Verdi's La Traviata. In the summer of 2015, Mr. Bloom served as the staff pianist for the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy in Germany where he was also selected by casting director,  Andreas Geier, to accompany auditions at the Baden-Baden Opera House.

Since joining the New York City classical music scene, Mr. Bloom has served as a staff pianist for the Bronx Opera Company, the International Vocal Arts Institute under the direction of Joan Dornemann and Paul Nadler, and was the faculty coach for Joan Patenaude-Yarnell’s summer voice institute in NYC. In 2020, Mr. Bloom served as the cover pianist for the highly anticipated debut of Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon at Lincoln Center.

This past summer, Mr. Bloom was on staff as a coach with the Chautauqua Institution Voice Program where he worked closely with Ricky Ian Gordon to present song recitals with the young singers. Adapting to a virtual summer of music, Chautauqua invited Mr. Bloom back to collaborate with young singers for online recitals during the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine. 

Mr. Bloom serves as a faculty coach and accompanist at the Manhattan School of Music.

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