New York Times article about BKCM Music Therapy program


A recent Sunday Times article provides an in-depth look at our music therapists’ impactful work with children at a shelter in Brooklyn, one of over 40 community-based music therapy sites across New York City.

At a Queens school, migrant kids gain melodies, and a respite from trauma WNYC & Gothamist 7/3/24

Niños migrantes asisten a formación musical Nuestra Tele Noticias 6/21/24

NYC’s Best Summer Music Festivals Time Out New York 5/1/24

Open Stages Music Festival Time Out New York 5/1/24

Homelessness is especially hard on children. Making music helps. New York Times 4/28/24

Free summer concerts in New York New York Forum Daily 4/26/24

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Returns with Open Stages in May Broadway World 4/26/24

Open Stages music festival hits Park Slope in May BK Reader 4/25/2024

Open Stages festival returns to Park Slope next month Patch 4/24/2024

Top 10 May family events in Brooklyn Brooklyn Bridge Parents 4/24/2024

The best spots for free outdoor music this summer 6sqft New York City 4/24/2024

Popular Open Stages music festival hits streets May 11 Brooklyn Eagle 4/24/2024

PoliticsNY & amNY Metro Arts & Culture Power Players: BKCM Executive Director Chad Cooper PoliticsNY & amNY 4/10/2024

Jazz Fellowship applications open for Black women or Black non-binary jazz musicians at BKCM Norwood News 3/10/2024

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music opens applications for Jazz Leaders Fellowship BK Reader 3/10/2024

Brooklyn music therapist helps dementia patients bridge the past to the present CBS New York 3/9/2024

Brooklyn Conservatory helps artists learn, connect Pix11 News 3/8/2024

A swing and a hit! Brooklyn Conservatory’s Community Orchestra brings life to a capacity crowd at gala Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2/13/2024

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music nurtures’ students passions through Community Music Center News 12 Brooklyn 1/27/2024


Toby Williams on “City Watch” WBAI 99.5 FM Radio 12/17/2023

BCCO to Bring Unpublished Masterpiece to Life With World Premiere of Vicente Gomez’s Concierto Flamenco Grateful Web 11/18/2023

Agenda de eventos: qué hacer en Nueva York del 16 al 22 de noviembre El Diario 11/16/2023

Diwali, The Brooklyn Half and Wine Fest: 18 Things to Do This Weekend Brooklyn Magazine 11/8/2023

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music House Party Time Out NY 11/07/2023

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Annual HOUSE PARTY: A Night of Music, Fun, and Fundraising New York Metropolitan Magazine 10/30/2023

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Annual HOUSE PARTY: A Night of Music, Fun, and Fundraising NYS Music 10/30/2023

Chad Cooper on Radio Night Live am 970 Radio 10/28/2023

Young Brooklyn girl recognized with music scholarship and attention of star Halle Bailey News 12 10/9/2023

‘Little Mermaid’ Star Awards $10K Scholarship to Brooklyn Singer BK Reader 10/7/2023

Chad Cooper on “Get Connected” Lite FM 10/1/2023

Jazz Leaders Fellowship Announcement Brooklyn Daily Eagle 7/12/23

Juneteenth Celebration The City Life 6/14/23

PRIDE Events in Brooklyn Brooklyn Bridge Parents 6/2/23

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music to host third annual music festival Brooklyn Paper 5/1/23

BKCM Jazz Leaders Fellowship Applications Open BK Reader 3/17/23

BKCM Black History Month Programming Brooklyn Paper 2/13/23

The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale in Brooklyn Heights Blog Brooklyn Heights Blog 1/10/23


BKCM Year in Review in BK Reader BK Reader 12/20/2022

Caroling in Brooklyn Blvd NYC Brooklyn Bvld NYC 12/16/2022

Klezmer Hanukkah featured in Brooklyn Magazine Brooklyn Magazine 12/15/2022

Klezmer Hanukkah in Cleveland Jewish News Cleveland Jewish News 12/14/2022

Klezmer Hanukkah in Pix 11  Pix 11 News 12/14/2022

Klezmer Hanukkah in Y Net News Y Net News 12/14/2022

Klezmer Hanukkah Event in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Jewish Telegraphic Agency 12/14/2022

December BCCO Concert in Patch Patch 12/2/2022

Jingle Fest in Macaroni Kid MacaroniKid 12/2/2022

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway Brooklyn Paper 11/19/2022

House Party 2022 Featured in BKReader  BKReader 11/15/2022

Cozy Side of Beethoven Featured in Opera Wire OperaWire 11/13/2022

Center for Fiction & BKCM Hispanic Heritage Month Event Featured in Timeout Timeout 9/15/22

Hispanic Heritage Month Event featured in New York Family New York Family 9/14/22

“Music Conservatory Kept Strong During the Pandemic” in Brooklyn Eagle Brooklyn Eagle 8/10/22

Jazz Leaders Fellowship and Melvis Santa’s Concert in Amsterdam News Amsterdam News 8/4/2022

BKCM World Refugee Day Featured on Bronx News 12 Bronx News 12 6/27/2022

BKCM Juneteenth Featured in Secret NYC Secret NYC 6/7/2022

BKCM Pride Month Celebration Featured in NY metro parents NY metro parents 6/1/2022

BKCM Pride Month Celebration Featured in Patch Patch 6/1/2022

BKCM Pride Month Celebration Featured in Park Slope Parents Park Slope Parents 6/1/2022

BKCM Affordable Rental Program Featured in Crain’s New York Business Crain’s New York Business 5/24/2022

BKCM Affordable Rental Program is Featured in Variety Magazine Variety 5/23/2022

CBS Highlights Open Stages CBS News 5/21/2022

Park Slope Living Highlights Open Stages Park Slope Living Instagram 5/19/2022

Open Stages Featured in Jazziz Jazziz 5/17/2022

Open Stages Featured in Mommy Poppins Mommy Poppins 5/11/2022

Open Stages Featured in New York Family New York Family 5/16/2022

Amsterdam News Highlights BKCM Jazz Leaders Fellowship Amsterdam News 5/12/2022

Open Stages Featured on Tiny Beans Tiny Beans 5/2/2022

Open Stages Featured in the BK Family Calendar Listing BK Family Calendar 4/28/2022

Patch Highlights BCCO “Five Magical Tales” Family Concert Patch 4/8/2022

Macaroni Kid Highlights BCCO “Five Magical Tales” Family Concert Macaroni Kid 4/6/2022

Brooklyn Eagle Highlights Open Stages 2022 Brooklyn Eagle 4/4/2022

NYC Jazz Record Highlights the BKCM Jazz Leaders Fellowship NYC Jazz Record 3/29/2022

Jazziz Highlights the BKCM Jazz Leaders Fellowship  Jazziz 3/29/2022

BP Weekender Features TRAILBLAZERS Brooklyn Paper 3/25/2022

AMNY Names TRAILBLAZERS One of Its Top Things To Do This Weekend AMNY 3/23/2022

Harlem World Magazine Features the Jazz Leaders Fellowship Harlem World Magazine 3/22/2022

BK Reader Features the Jazz Leaders FellowshipBrooklyn Reader 3/21/2022

Macaroni Kid Features TRAILBLAZERS 3/20/2022

Patch Features the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale Concert, BRAND NEW DAY 3/10/2022

Patch Features The Omni Ensemble’s February Concert at BKCM 2/7/2022

Brooklyn News 12 Highlights Lunar New Year Celebration Brooklyn News 12 2/5/2022

BKCM’s Work at The Watermark Highlighted in Essay on Senior Housing 2/4/2022

Brooklyn Paper Highlights BKCM Lunar New Year Celebration 2/1/2022

Jazziz Highlights Earl McIntyre & Tribute Concert “A Night of Tribute II” Jazziz Magazine 1/31/2022 highlights “A Night of Tribute II” 1/25/2022

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang Features BKCM Lunar New Year Backstage Pass with Lia Chang 1/25/2022

Hoboken Girl Features BKCM Lunar New Year Celebration Hoboken Girl 1/25/2022

New York Family Features Lunar New Year New York Family 1/20/2022 Features BKCM Lunar New Year 1/20/2022

Time Out New York Features Lunar New Year Time Out New York 1/19/2022

Park Slope Living highlights BKCM’s Lunar New Year celebration on Instagram Park Slope Living Instagram 1/19/2022

MacaroniKid Highlights BKCM Lunar New Year Celebration MacaroniKid by CertifiKid 1/18/2022

Time Out New York highlights BKCM’s Instrument Check-out Program Time Out New York 1/18/2022

Lunar New Year in New York Metro Parents New York Metro Parents 1/17/2022

Mommy Poppins Highlights Lunar New Year Celebrations in NYC Mommy Poppins 1/17/2022


Pix 11 News Covers BKCM & BCM Kwanzaa Event Pix 11 News 12/27/2021

BKCM & BCM Kwanzaa Sing-along in Park Slope Parents’ Guide to the Holidays Park Slope Parents 12/23/2021

BKCM & BCM Kwanzaa Sing-along in Mommy Poppins Mommy Poppins 12/23/2021

BKCM Holiday Caroling Featured in Time Out Time Out New York 12/14/2021

NY Times Highlights Actionplay Concert NY Times 12/3/2021

News12 highlights BKCM Holiday Caroling News12 Brooklyn 12/2/2021

The New York Jewish week highlights the Klezmer Hanukkah Party Listing The New York Jewish Week 12/2/2021

Mommy Poppins highlights the Klezmer Hanukkah Party and Holiday Caroling Mommy Poppins 12/2/2021

amNY Highlights Actionplay and BKCM Music Therapy Concert amNY 12/1/2021

BK Eagle highlights Actionplay and Klezmer Hannukah Party Brooklyn Eagle 11/26/2021

The Jewish Telegraph Agency/The Jewish Week highlights the Klezmer New Leaders Fellowship The Jewish Telegraphic Agency 11/22/2021

Good Morning, Brooklyn: Monday, November 22, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle 11/22/2021

GQ feature on Demi Singleton mentions Suzuki at BKCM GQ Magazine 11/19/2021

W Magazine Feature on Demi Singleton Mentions Suzuki at BKCM W Magazine 11/15/2021

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s House Party 2021 New York Social Diary 11/1/2021

Melanie Charles, Enrico Rava, Kenny G & More: The Week in Jazz JAZZIZ 11/1/2021

Here’s How to Celebrate Halloween Weekend in Brooklyn Patch 10/27/2021

House Party 2021 Press Release Brooklyn Conservatory of Music 10/19/2021

Jon Batiste, Kenny G, Lennie Tristano & More: The Week in Jazz JAZZIZ 10/18/21

The best 2021 Halloween happenings and spooky spectacles in NYC 6sqft 10/18/21

Boo!KCM’s Haunted Musical Garden Mommy Poppins 10/15/21

NY Metroparents Halloween at Boo!KCM NY Metroparents 10/15/21

Boo!KCM TimeOut New York 10/15/21

Reedist/Composer Josh Sinton Premieres New Work At Brooklyn Conservatory BroadwayWorld 10/13/21

Good Morning, Brooklyn: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle 9/1/21

Kids Concert Headed To Music Conservatory’s Park Slope Stoop Patch 8/18/21

Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concerts TimeOut 7/27/21

Park Slope Stoop Will Turn To Stage For Summer Concert Series Patch  7/21/21

This Week in Jazz: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Free Concert Series to Kick Off on July 22 Jazziz  7/21/21

This Week in Jazz: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Announces Recipients of the Inaugural Jazz Leaders Fellowship News 12 7/20/21

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music holds 5th annual World Refugee Day Music Festival Jazziz  6/28/21

JAZZ LEADERS’ FELLOWSHIPS INAUGURAL AWARDS: The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) Brooklyn Eagle  6/25/21

NY Rainbow Roadmap New York Daily News  6/10/21

Brower Park Plans Day of Music and Art for Juneteenth Patch (Prospect Heights-Crown Heights)  6/3/21

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Celebrates Turning the Corner with Music in Park Slope  Brooklyn Eagle  5/27/21

New York High Society Ditches Their Masks and Revives the Gala Bloomberg  5/21/21

Park Slope Streets Filled with Music Brooklyn Paper  5/19/21

BKCM Spring Benefit 2021 NBC4-NY  5/15/21

Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in Brooklyn’s P.S. 321 WNYC New Sounds  5/14/21

Miles Davis and More: This Week in Jazz Jazziz  5/10/21

BKCM to Award two Black women or Black Non-Binary Musicians Fellowship BK Reader  4/30/21 

‘New York Music Month Extended Play’ Expanded With New Events for Children and Young Adults Broadway World  4/14/21

An Everything Guide for Learning the Piano as an Adult New York Magazine: The Strategist  3/2/21

BKCM Announces Five new Board Members BKCM Press Release  2/19/21


Commemorating World Refugee Day Insider NJ  6/19/20 

New Yorkers will sing and play instruments together in a cacophonous song this Wednesday night Time Out New York  4/28/20 

New Yorkers Encouraged to Join in Symphonic Fanfare for Workers The Wall Street Journal  4/27/20 

Center for an Urban Future Study Finds NYC’s Small Arts Groups Facing Unprecedented Financial Challenges Broadway World  3/27/20 

‘White-Collar Quarantine’ Over Virus Spotlights Class Divide The New York Times  2/7/20 

The Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music Presents RHYMES WITH OPERA Broadway World  2/7/20 


7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend The New York Times  9/5/19 

Barclays Center Biggie mural & ‘Bed Stuy’ Nets uniform unveiled (BKCM Music Partners at Madiba Prep) Brooklyn Vegan  5/22/19 

The OMNI Ensemble Continues Its 36th Season With Trios Plus! Broadway World  3/2/19 


Holiday caroler get NYers into the holiday spirit Spectrum News NY1  12/22/18

Bankers Find Balance, Creative Outlet at Brooklyn Music Conservatory Bloomberg  11/12/18 

Heeding the Siren Song of Service: Chad Cooper left a fast-track banking career when the struggling Brooklyn Conservatory of Music called his name. Stanford University  10/5/18 

WSJ Metro Money column about Chad Cooper’s journey from banker to BKCM Executive Director Wall Street Journal  6/5/18

Brooklyn’s new instrument lending library a smash hit Brooklyn Daily Eagle  5/24/18

Brooklyn Public Library launches city’s first musical instrument lending library Bklyner  5/24/18

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez make the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music part of their weekend routine New York Post  5/18/18

Brooklyn Conservatory’s music therapy program partners with Symphonized to help homeless kids in East New York shelter  NY1  4/25/18

12-year-old Brooklyn Conservatory Suzuki piano student Julian Raheb a “virtuoso” composer and performer Fox 5 NY  4/6/18

Brooklyn Conservatory Suzuki students go Bach-wild Bach in the Subways  3/24/18


World Refugee Day Festival: Brooklyn Conservatory, Spaceworks, and six refugee resettlement agencies host an evening of music, food, and community featuring artists from Syria, Ukraine, Nepal, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and all over the world. BKCM  6/10/17

June is New York Music Month! Mayor’s office offers 2,000+ hours of FREE rehearsal space at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for month of June Brooklyn Vegan. 5/19/17

Brooklyn Conservatory’s Teen Jazz Ensemble to be renamed, thanks to generous support from Amy Winehouse Foundation BKCM. 1/18/17


More than 50 Park Slope carolers brave sub-freezing temperatures to sing with Brooklyn Conservatory Brooklyn Paper  12/19/16

Artists can now rent practice space at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for $12 an hour Park Slope Patch  9/27/16

Brooklyn Conservatory historic profile featured in Park Slope’s Civic News Park Slope Civic News  7/5/16

Fan video from Hamilton singalong that went viral! (264,800 views and counting) YouTube  6/4/16