A hundred years ago, the Brooklyn Music School had outgrown its location on Grand Avenue at the converted “Tub of Blood Saloon,” which had been home to a notorious New York gang in the 19th century before becoming a community music school in 1909. The school’s founders had the vision to move into a new location on St. Felix Street, next to the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House in the heart of Ft. Greene.
Over the following century, the school has grown from serving 250 students to 8,000 students at our historic home on St. Felix and across New York City. Over the decades, the Brooklyn Music School has maintained its distinctive approach to bringing the joy of music and performing arts to all ages, ethnic groups, and abilities and embracing the rich tapestry of musical traditions that make Brooklyn a musical melting pot of creativity.
The Brooklyn Music school is badly in need of support to increase accessibility to outstanding music and performing arts education and create a safe and welcoming environment for students, including:
- Urgent structural repairs and improvements to our historical brownstone facility at 126 St. Felix Street
- Funding for financial aid and merit-based scholarships for deserving students in music, dance, and performing arts
By becoming a sponsor of this event you will show your commitment to advancing the vision of Brooklyn Music School:
"To make it possible for everyone, regardless of their background and resources, to experience the joy of music and the artistic and
intellectual benefits of musical performance."