Make sure you are registered for summer lessons!
BMS' fifth annual Musical Haunted House offers a "Schtick or Treat" experience where guests go through BMS' haunted landmark building where both faculty and students offer a fun and spooky sample of all the wonderful music classes at BMS
For over 50 years BMS has brought the community together to celebrate the holidays with a concert featuring our students, faculty, and special guests.
BMS' After School, Arts Reaching Youth, program is excited to present their Spring Quarter Recital in the BMS theater.
Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,000 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. This is the fourth year that BMS is partnering with MMNY! Come see great professional musicians as well as BMS students. http://www.makemusicny.org/
Sat. June 17th 12:00 PM
Saturday, June 10th 1:00 pm
Join us for an open house and information session for our Summer Music & Dance Institute. Meet the program directors, teaching artists and counselors, Take a tour of our historic school house and theater, and participate in a Q&A session.
Read more about The Summer Music & Dance Institute and register here
"Under the Brooklyn Moon" is a gala fundraiser benefitting the Brooklyn Music School. A play on Prince's directorial debut film, this event aims to raise awareness and support for BMS' continued contribution to the Brooklyn community through performing arts education. The Gala will be held Tuesday, June 6th, from 6:30 to 9:30 at the gorgeous Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights.
BMS's Private Students & Ensembles perform in Ft. Greene Park at the Artisan's Market
The French Are Coming!!
May 25th. 2017 5:00pm $5
BMS Collaboration Concert with 3 Scholastic Orchestras
from Mayenne, France
Jean Rostand School, Chateau Gontier
Alfred Jarry School, Renaze
Francis Lallart School, Goron
Looking for families to host! BMS in France 2018? Please inquire
PHILL NIBLOCK w/ David First, David Watson
4-CHANNEL SOUND / PROJECTIONS
PRESENTED BY BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL AND BEN MANLEY
Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time. He was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60's he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world among which: The Museum of Modern Art; The Wadsworth Atheneum; the Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; ZKM; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard; World Music Institute at Merkin Hall NYC, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Metz, the Maerzmusik Festival in Berlin. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York <http://www.experimentalintermedia.org/> where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 (about 1000 performances) and the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993 he was part of the formation of an Experimental Intermedia organization in Gent, Belgium - EI v.z.w. Gent - which supports an artist-in-residence house and installations there. Phill Niblock's music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode, VonArchive and Touch labels. A previous DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label. In 2014, he is the recipient of the John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. At a recent event at the Tate Modern in London, he presented films and phtographs from 1970 and 71, with music from the past three years.
Byron Westbrook is an artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He has been performing and showing experimental sound work internationally since 2008. His work has been presented at ICA London, Cafe OTO (London), Fridman Gallery, Abrons Arts Center, Pioneer Works, Experimental Intermedia Foundation (NY), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Disjecta (Portland, OR), Instants Chavires Art Space (Paris), Fylkingen (Stockholm), the LAB (San Francisco), among many others. He holds an MFA from Bard College and has been in residence at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Clocktower Gallery, Diapason Gallery, EMS Stockholm. He is currently Visiting Faculty in the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute and Artist in Residence with ISSUE Project Room.https://soundcloud.com/corridors/spectral-ascension
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 8pm (doors open 7:30)
Where: Brooklyn Music School, 126 St Felix Street, Brooklyn (behind BAM)
Tickets: $15 cash at the door
BMS Students will be performing in honor of legendary faculty member Alburtt Rodes who sadly recently passed away.
The Brooklyn Music School, in partnership with City Harvest, presents Chris K. Yip live in concert Friday, May 12th, 2017. Chris K. Yip is a longstanding member of the NYPD as well as a long time BMS student. He will be performing works by:
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
The good people from City Harvest will be present, collecting non-perishable food items for the "Feed Our Kids" program.
An evening music festival celebrating Healing and Unity to send a strong message of solidarity with the many communities from the Middle East that contribute to Brooklyn’s diverse tapestry of faiths and cultures, with music drawn from the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions.
We hope that you can join us for an exciting event for BMS Parents on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m. This Parent Appreciation Evening will feature drinks, snacks, and some useful information on how to get the most out of your child's music education.
The agenda will be as follows:
6:30 p.m. BMS Executive Director Piruz Partow will present on the topic of - "Parenting Your Music Student: tips on how to get the most out of your BMS experience" This will include common concerns such as encouraging your student to practice, collaboration with your instructor, preparation for performances, the role of music in cognitive development and confidence, and how musical achievement can help with the admissions process to competitive high schools and colleges.
7:00 p.m. Piruz will present the highlights of our recent Parent-Student Survey and our Action Plan to respond to parent’s suggestions on how to improve the BMS experience to an even higher level.
7:15 Crocker Coulson, Chair of the BMS Board of Trustees, will discuss current plans for extending BMS’s mission and the expansion and upgrade of our facilities and how parents can help us in building support with elected officials.
7:30 Refreshments and discussion with BMS Leadership Team, Department Heads, and selected Board Members.
Refreshments will be served. However space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. to Knox Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot for this FREE EVENT.
Enjoy the spring weather!
Make sure you are registered for Spring!
BMS' After School, Arts Reaching Youth, program is excited to present their Winter Quarter Recital in the BMS theater.