Past Events

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Holiday Playalong

December 19, 2020

December 19, 2020 – 3pm — FREE!

Join us in our new garden at the Conservatory (entrance on Lincoln Place) for a socially distant outdoor holiday playalong! Bring an instrument to play if you'd like and make some joyful noise to ring in the holidays. We will provide sheet music. All levels of experience welcome! This event will also be streamed online. Featuring: Frank London, Trumpet Brian Drye, Trombone Peter Apfelbaum, Tenor / Drums Marcus Rojas, Tuba

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Klezmer Hanukkah Party

December 12, 2020

December 12, 2020 – 2:30pm — FREE!

Join us in our new garden at the Conservatory (entrance on Lincoln Place) for a socially distant and safe Klezmer Hanukkah event. Featuring...
Zoe Aqua, Violin
Chris Schroth, Drums
Ira Temple, Accordion
Eleonore Weill, Voice/Flute

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Petra & Wolfie the Movie!

December 12, 2020

December 12, 2020 – 1PM — FREE!

SPECIAL THIRD SCREENING! Back by popular demand, join us online for our zany family concert, Petra & Wolfie, with new live footage and highlights from last year’s beloved show. Featuring the Conservatory’s 65-member orchestra, the hilarious Lorinne Lampert and Francis Heaney and everyone’s favorite “monster”, this special presentation is a great indoor musical activity for ages 4-10. The link to the movie will be sent via email to all RSVPs in advance of the live premiere. The movie is free to watch, but donations are warmly accepted here.

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House Party 2020

November 05, 2020

Thurs, Nov 5, 7:30PM

BKCM’s most anticipated night of the year is back ONLINE with musical acts, interactive rooms and surprises at every turn. Join us from anywhere in the world as we unlock the music, the camaraderie and the wackiness. This year’s event will be like none other as we take you on a narrative journey, teleporting you through time, space and melodic genres in order to find the music, joy and hope that has begun to elude us over the past few months. Everyone is invited to join our pre-show experience with clues, challenges and opportunities to unlock hidden storylines. Get started at JoinTheResonance.org.

$25K MATCH ALERT!

Thanks to the generous support of a BKCM donor, we have a $25K matching gift in play. If we raise $25K before midnight on November 5th, we unlock an additional $25K of support for music education and music therapy in New York City. In order to get there by the deadline, we’re introducing a never-before-seen House Party ticket offer. For $250, you get the VIP fully guided House Party experience. Or for a gift of any size (that's right! any amount!), you gain General Admission access to House Party. Click General Admission Ticket below to make your donation. All tickets go toward the $25K match. See our featured performers below! Choose your adventure level below as a solo explorer or with a group of friends to engage in this once-in-a-quarantine event with your own virtual pod.

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Boo!KCM's Haunted Mansion

October 31, 2020

October 31, 2020 - 3-5 PM

Celebrate Halloween with Boo!KCM (BKCM) in this family-friendly outdoor event! Come by our building on 7th Avenue and listen outside to our mellifluous melodies and discordant descants as we hold a socially distant and safe Halloween Brass Band Concert from the windows of our Haunted Mansion.

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Pop-Up Performances: Christine Cornell

October 24, 2020

October 24, 2020 - 4:30 PM

Join us outside the Conservatory on 7th Avenue, as Community Music School and Music Partners faculty Christine Cornell and collaborative pianist Evan Main perform a socially distanced balcony concert at BKCM, featuring musical theatre tunes, jazz standards and some art songs/classical pieces… Christine is singing it all!

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Pop-Up Performances: Horns & Strings

October 24, 2020

October 24, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Join us in BKCM's garden for a socially distant performance by horns and strings from the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO).

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Turning Five in an Age of Uncertainty: Kindergarten, Special Education, and Your Rights as a Parent

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020 - 6:30-8:30 PM

Join us for information and fellowship, and get some crucial questions answered at this FREE session. We’re all in this together. To Join click the ZOOM link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84904740134

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Turning Five in an Age of Uncertainty: Kindergarten, Special Education, and Your Rights as a Parent

October 08, 2020

October 8, 2020 - 6:30-8:30 PM

Join us for information and fellowship, and get some crucial questions answered at this FREE session. We’re all in this together. RSVP below for the Zoom link.

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Noah Haidu Celebrates Kenny Kirkland: DOCTONE album release on Sunnyside Records

October 02, 2020

October 2, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Jazz pianist and Conservatory faculty member Noah Haidu will play in concert 10/2 with multi GRAMMY award-winning alto saxophonist Steve Wilson with Todd Coolman and Jazz legend Billy Hart in celebration of his book/film/album release DOCTONE on Sunnyside Records. They will play their interpretations of the music of Brooklyn-born piano giant Kenny Kirkland who was acclaimed for his keyboard work with Sting, Wynton Marsalis and countless others. This multimedia concert will also feature excerpts of the upcoming film piece celebrating Kirkland's work as well as a new book of interviews about Kenny and the new tribute album. Haidu, Wilson, Coolman and Hart will play sets at 7:30 and 9:30 PM. Film excerpts and personal recollections of Kirkland will be shared on the intermission. RSVP below. CLICK HERE TO JOIN ON ZOOM

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Turning Five in an Age of Uncertainty: Kindergarten, Special Education, and Your Rights as a Parent

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020 - 6:30-8:30 PM

Join us for information and fellowship, and get some crucial questions answered at this FREE session. We’re all in this together. RSVP below for the Zoom link.

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Turning Five in an Age of Uncertainty: Kindergarten, Special Education, and Your Rights as a Parent

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020 - 6:30-8:30 PM

Join us for information and fellowship, and get some crucial questions answered at this FREE session. We’re all in this together. RSVP below for the Zoom link.

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Parent Talk: How do we get from here to there?

September 02, 2020

September 2, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Is the pandemic pushing your practice patience to the limit? For anyone who practices with their child to any degree (with slightly more relevance for the younger child) BKCM Suzuki Violin Faculty Nora Friedman hosts a talk offering some tips and inspiration. Parents learn specific (and low-prep) teacher-tested games, question-asking skills, and how to give process-oriented praise with the goal of engaging and harnessing your child's work ethic to instill self-efficacy and autonomy.   FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE! Click here for the zoom link, or join us on Facebook Live

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Fall Fest 2020 Day 2

August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020 - 7:00-9:00 PM

As summer takes its final stretch, pop in to BKCM’s annual Fall Fest to sample offerings in the coming school year with free mini lessons, free trial group classes, faculty meet & greets and more. Choose what’s best for you and your family, and come on in! Free for all ages!

RSVP, and your ticket(s) will include links to the trial classes listed below.
Click here for Day 1 (all ages)

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Fall Fest 2020 Day 1

August 30, 2020

August 30, 2020 - 3:00 - 5:00 PM

As summer takes its final stretch, pop in to BKCM’s annual Fall Fest to sample offerings in the coming school year with free mini lessons, free trial group classes, faculty meet & greets and more. Choose what’s best for you and your family, and come on in! Free for all ages!

RSVP, and your ticket(s) will include links to the trial classes listed below.
Click here for Day 2 (adults)

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Community Open Mic

August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Sign up and show us the amazing work you have accomplished this summer. Open to all instruments and ages!
FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE! Click here for the zoom link, or join us on Facebook Live Sign up to perform here.

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Special Performance: Jazz & Gender

August 19, 2020

August 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

This performance is a precursor to BKCM’s upcoming adult class, Jazz & Gender—a philosophy, sociology and history class about the unsung heroes in jazz (including women and musicians identifying as LGBTQIA+) and gender as a construct in our society. The performance will be curated by faculty members Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Caroline Davis. Stay tuned for more details!
 
FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE! Click here for the zoom link, or join us on Facebook Live

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My Music, My Home: Global Sounds — Indian Raga and Indian Classical Music

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Led by Sameer Gupta, this performance will feature Indian classical and Raga-inspired music by Brooklyn based violinists Arun Ramamurthy and Trina Basu, offering listeners a rich blending of musical styles from Eastern and Western descent. Following their set, Mr. Gupta—a Brooklyn-based jazz percussionist, tabla player, composer and educator who has worked with Reggie Workman, Marc Cary and co-founder of Brooklyn Raga Massive—will play a solo work on the North Indian tabla.
 
FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE! Click here for the zoom link, or join us on Facebook Live

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Reopening Town Hall: Open Session / Cross Division

August 04, 2020

August 4, 2020 - 7:00 PM

We are hosting a series of town halls to give you more insight into this decision, and how we envision resuming in-person classes. For those unable to join us at a town hall, we will circulate presentation materials to help everyone understand the unique challenges and virtues of reopening our building. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83380115635

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Reopening Town Hall: Suzuki Program

August 03, 2020

August 3, 2020 - 8:00 PM

We are hosting a series of town halls to give you more insight into this decision, and how we envision resuming in-person classes. For those unable to join us at a town hall, we will circulate presentation materials to help everyone understand the unique challenges and virtues of reopening our building. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85663224681

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Reopening Town Hall: Community Music School

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 - 8:00 PM

We are hosting a series of town halls to give you more insight into this decision, and how we envision resuming in-person classes. For those unable to join us at a town hall, we will circulate presentation materials to help everyone understand the unique challenges and virtues of reopening our building. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88669100917

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Family Concert: Beethoven Sings!

July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020 - 6:00 PM

In honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year, our interactive family concert for children ages 3+ celebrates one of history’s most iconic composers. Narrated by Steven Herring (Lincoln Center) and featuring BKCM Faculty Mike Brofman, this interactive concert will inspire everyone to sing and move to the music.
 
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Meet Our New CMS Faculty

July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020 - 6:00 PM

We warmly welcome BKCM’s newest CMS faculty members; Mara Mayer, Lucia Stavros and Kalia Vandever! Please join us for a musical meet and greet featuring short performances followed by a quick Q & A with each instructor about their background, teaching style and the classes they’re teaching. FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE! Register here or join us on Facebook Live

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BKCM Town Hall on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020 - 7:00 PM

BKCM released a statement on June 9 in solidarity with the Black community and all those calling for justice and change in Brooklyn and around the world. As challenging as this time is, we hope to use this as the impetus for meaningful change in our city, in our country, and right here in our own community. To that end, we are hosting a virtual town hall for the public on June 23 at 7:00 pm to discuss how BKCM can become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. If you would like to join, or would like to submit feedback or suggestions, we welcome emails at action@bkcm.org. The Zoom link to the town hall will be circulated the day of the event.

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Turning Five: Kindergarten and Special Education — Your Child’s Options and Rights in 2021

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

FREE Information Session: If your preschool-aged child is currently receiving special education services or therapy, advocating for an appropriate kindergarten program is critical. For parents of children born in 2016, get a head start on the Turning Five process with Sarah Birnbaum, of New York Special Needs Support, and attorney Abbie Smith of Skyer Law.

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Turning Five During the Lockdown: Kindergarten and Special Education

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Join us for information and fellowship, and get some crucial questions answered at this FREE session. We’re all in this together. Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87939725707?pwd=N0RuK0loSk1XOFBWQjVWMk0wKzlhdz09  

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Suzuki Junior Honors Recital

April 25, 2020

April 25, 2020 - 4:30 PM

Each year the Suzuki Program holds two honors recitals, one for Juniors and one for Teens. Honors performers are nominated by teachers for a high level of preparation and musical artistry demonstrated at their winter recitals. The recitals will be broadcasted on Zoom and Facebook Live. RSVP below to receive a link the day before the recital.

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Beginner & Intermediate Vocal Ensembles Trial Sessions

April 22, 2020

April 22 & April 23, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Join us for one of two online open Vocal Ensemble sessions with renowned vocal coach, Joy Askew! Both sessions are 90 minutes and open to all vocalists ages 16+. RSVPs go offline one hour before the event begins. Meeting links will be sent out as RSVPs go offline.

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Bluegrass Trial Session

April 18, 2020

April 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Experience the truly American music of bluegrass in an open online bluegrass session! The session is 90 minutes and open to vocalists, string, guitar and mandolin players ages 9-16. RSVPs go offline one hour before the event begins. Meeting links will be sent out as RSVPs go offline.

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Big Bad Brass Band Trial Sessions

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Dust off that trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet or snare drum. Adults who have had prior experience on a brass, wind or percussion instrument, and students who have had at least two years of private lessons, are invited to join BKCM’s online community brass band. Explore brass band music from all corners, including songs, spirituals and modern pop from Cuba, New Orleans and India. Parts are tailored for all levels of experience. We are thrilled to begin the group's remote sessions!   RSVPs go offline one hour before the event begins. Meeting links will be sent out as RSVPs go offline.

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