Singer/Songwriter, Broadway Accompanist
B.Mus. in Composition (minor in Piano), Manhattan School of Music
Bobby Blume was raised in Mamaroneck, New York. He achieved an Artist Certificate in flute, piano and composition from Westchester Conservatory of Music and graduated from the Manhattan School of Music. He taught at Cooper Music Studios in Croton-on-Hudson, New York as well as privately. Blume was music director and/or rehearsal pianist in over 100 community theater and semi-professional productions, and was the house pianist at The Comic Strip Nightclub in New York. He orchestrated two musicals and was pianist and musical director for various club acts. He was also an accomplished piano tuner and technician. Blume was a finalist nine times in the American Song Festival Songwriting and Lyric Competition, and received five Honorable Mentions in the Music City Song Festival. He would often accompany Broadway singers in exchange for their participation in his recordings, which he recorded in his Chelsea apartment.
Bobby Blume died of AIDS in New York on February 4, 1984, five days before his 28th birthday. He was one of the first to succumb to the disease then known as Gay Related Immune Deficiency (GRID).