Mentor Program

The Brooklyn Music School is proud to offer a Mentor Program that allows 80% of our students ages 15-25 to receive some type of scholarship to support their continued music education through BMS. BMS Mentors are individuals who provide a positive influence, both musically and personally, to younger BMS students.

For information on the application and audition to become a mentor, please contact Rafael Rosa, director of the BMS Mentor program.

Mentor obligations

  • Regularly scheduled hours assisting the ARY program
  • Work a minimum of 2 events in the theatre per quarter. A minimum of 4 events if not assisting in the ARY program.
  • Participate in special performance events
  • Mandatory attendance at major functions, events, and performances. (A list of event and production dates will be provided)
  • Enroll in a minimum of one ensemble per semester
  • Perform in a minimum of two recitals per quarter
  • Maintain Mentor journal with a minimum of one entry per month and a weekly practice log
  • Must be responsive to communications in a timely manner

Mentor duties

  • Arrive and Sign-In on time every single day
  • Assist with transporting instruments during recital days
  • Ensure that instruments are placed in their proper classrooms after use
  • Organize classrooms at the end of each class
  • Make sure that students are taking care of their instruments
  • Demonstrate position work ethics and utilize tips/advice provided
  • Assist with the Art's Reaching Youth (ARY) after-school program
  • Assist ARY counselors in classrooms
  • Assist ARY Teaching Artist in classrooms. This may include accompanying teaching artist
  • Complete all tasks assigned before the end of shift