My Career in Music – Bloom
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Meet singer-songwriter, Bloom. Growing up in a musical family, she started out as a jazz singer. But, as her name implies, Bloom has evolved into a different kind of artist. Finding inspiration in many artists and genres, she doesn’t want her music to be categorized – but if she has to label it, she calls it, “abstract.” A relative newcomer to the music scene, her broad appeal was almost instant when her first single, “Raindrops” received over 53,000 plays in its first month. And she is not slowing down a bit!

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: DMusic-42**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • What insights into a muscian’s career did students gain from listening to Bloom discuss her career? Have them share in class discussion or journal entries.
  • In the video, Bloom speaks about being a composer of her own music. Ask students: Do you compose your own music, write your own songs? If so, where do your ideas come from? What is your process for composing? What other musicians and musical styles influence your writing?


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.