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Turning Five: Kindergarten and Special Education — Your Child’s Options and Rights in 2023

September 22, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:30-8:30pm

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 2018, get a head start on the Turning Five process with Sarah Birnbaum, of New York Special Needs Support, and attorney Abbie Smith of Skyer LawSarah and Abbie will be joined by Dr. Laura Tagliareni and Dr. David Salsberg, neuropsychologists who have a practice together called PALS (Pediatric Assessment Learning and Support). REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eD8zDYDRSP29ctnGU5UTPg

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Acoustic Klezmer Jam

September 19, 2022

Monday, September 19, 2022 – 6-7:30PM

Join BKCM for a Free Acoustic Klezmer Jam! Take the first Klezmer class of the fall semester as a trial and jam with some amazing Klezmer musicians! Hosted by Ira Temple, our Klezmer Ensemble Leader, the jam welcomes all levels–from beginner to advanced.

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Intersections: Exploring Irish & Indian Musics

September 18, 2022

Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 8PM

This free concert will explore the liminal spaces between Irish traditional music and Indian classical music. Lively blended compositions drawing from Irish traditional music and Indian Classical music will be performed by renowned musicians: Sameer Gupta (tabla), Jay Gandhi (bansuri), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Jerry O’Sullivan (Uilleann pipes), Seagda Coyle (accordion), and ethnomusicologist Colin Harte (piano/bodhrán/voice). Location: BKCM Concert Hall (58 7th Avenue Park Slope, BK)

The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale's Mozart Requiem Workshop

September 17, 2022

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 3:00 - 9:00 pm (St. John's Park Slope - 139 St Johns Pl)

The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Chorale invites you to a workshop of Mozart's Requiem Mass. Join us to study and sing through Mozart's mysterious masterpiece! This event will take place at St. John's Park Slope.

3-6 PM • Rehearsal and workshop 6-7:30 PM • Cider and socializing 8-9 PM • Full run-through with soloists All are welcome to participate!  Suggested Donation: $30 This event will serve as a fundraiser for the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale.
We encourage all attendees to bring a copy of the score; we will provide a score if you do not have one. Feel free to access a digital version of the score HERE.
Please note that this event will be mask-optional.

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Turning Five: Kindergarten and Special Education — Your Child’s Options and Rights in 2023

September 13, 2022 - September 13, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 6:30 - 8:30pm

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 2018, 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. Sarah and Abbie will be joined by Dr. Laura Tagliareni and Dr. David Salsberg, neuropsychologists who have a practice together called PALS (Pediatric Assessment Learning and Support). REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VEl_bS6iR0KyS8VsWushVA

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Fall Fest 2022

September 10, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022– 2:00-5:00PM

Join us for Fall Fest 2022 and sample a variety of offerings from our Community Music School (CMS)! This FREE event will feature free 5-minute sample lessons, meet-and-greets with our world-class faculty, performances, a Music Therapy and Suzuki information booth and more. Bring the whole family! All ages, experience levels and areas of interest are welcome. Sign-ups will take place on-site. Masks are required inside the building at all times. * Stop by the BKCM Garden earlier in the day, from 1-2pm, and enjoy a performance by our Suzuki string students!

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West African Drumming Workshop with Amos Kwaku Gabia: Session 1

September 10, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022 – 10 am-12 pm

Join Amos Kwaku Gabia for a West African drumming professional development workshop. The event will take place at the BKCM Concert Hall. Participants will learn and practice basic rhythmic technique on the djembe, kpalango and dun dun. The workshop will include drumming, storytelling, dance and song from Ghana. Drums and small percussion will be provided, or you may bring your own. Please feel free to record on your devices! *This workshop is the first session of a two-part series. Session II will take place in Spring 2023 (date TBA; more information to come.) Participants can register for either session, but we hope you will attend both.*

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An Evening of Indian Classical Music

August 28, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 5pm

Join us for a traditional Indian classical music concert on Sunday, August 28 at 5pm in our Concert Hall. Sameer Gupta will open with a solo tabla performance followed by vocalist Samarth Nagarkar. Both performers will discuss the music on the program. Rohan Prabhudesai will accompany both artists on harmonium. Doors open at 4:30pm. Limited standing room available, only in the back of house.

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BKCM Midsummer Nights Concert Series 2022 - Stephanie Schecter

August 11, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Midsummer Nights Concert Series is back! Join old and new friends of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music to enjoy outdoor concerts with Brooklyn-based musicians that will surprise and delight. Adults and kids are welcome! This event is free to attend. The concert will feature BKCM music therapist and performer Stephanie Schecter. Location: BKCM Front Garden (58 7th Ave, Brooklyn) *Midsummer Night VIPs: Please note the private cocktail hour will take place in the back garden at 5:30 pm.

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Happy Birthday, Ms. Abbey! 92 Years of Abbey Lincoln with Melvis Santa

August 06, 2022

Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 8pm

Happy Birthday, Ms. Abbey! Join BKCM Jazz Leader Fellow Melvis Santa for an evening of music in the BKCM Concert Hall. The night will serve as a tribute to American jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress Abbey Lincoln and a kick-off concert for Santa's fellowship cycle with BKCM. About her inspiration for the concert, Santa shared, "My fascination with Ms. Abbey Lincoln started in my high school years in Havana, Cuba. Her particular timbre and the bold style she embodied reminded me of the powerful oral storytelling tradition I grew up with, and that has stayed with me since. Becoming myself a songwriter and an actress as well, I would often come back to listen to Abbey’s music in different times of my life.  She definitely is one of my great inspirations. As a Jazz Fellow Leader I want to dedicate this concert to Ms. Abbey who would be celebrating her 92nd birthday on this day." Santa will present a selection of original compositions, lyrics and arrangements she is currently working on. A versatile performer, Santa will sing, play piano and percussion, including the bata drums. Santa will be joined by special guests, Vinicius Gomes on guitar and Josh Evans on trumpet. Tickets can be purchased before the concert at the concert's Eventbrite for $12 or for $10 at the door using Venmo/Paypal.    

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BKCM Midsummer Nights Concert Series 2022 - Tahira Clayton

July 28, 2022

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 6:30-7:30 PM

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Midsummer Nights Concert Series is back! Join old and new friends of BKCM to enjoy outdoor concerts with Brooklyn-based musicians that will surprise and delight. Adults and kids are welcome! This event is free to attend and will feature vocalist Tahira Clayton in concert. Location: BKCM Front Garden (58 7th Ave, Brooklyn) *Midsummer Night VIPs: Please note the private cocktail hour will take place in the back garden at 5:30 pm. Click here for more information on the August 11 Midsummer Nights concert!

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Two Sides of Née: Renée Manning in Concert

July 23, 2022

Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 8pm

Join world-renowned vocalist Renée Manning for an evening of beautiful ballads to foot stompin' blues.

About this event Join world-renowned vocalist Renée Manning for an evening of beautiful ballads to foot stompin' blues. It's going to be an evening of quiet moments, dancing, laughter and celebration! Onsite: https://twosidesofnee.eventbrite.com Virtual: https://twosidesofneevirtual.eventbrite.com

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Virtual Town Hall

July 21, 2022

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 7pm

BKCM has a remarkable story to tell, thanks in part to our incredible community. Join us for our Virtual Town Hall to review the highlights of our 2021 Annual Report and our Strategic Plan Refresh. To review our Annual Report, the first all-digital AR in BKCM's history, and our Strategic Plan Refresh, go to bkcm.org/reports. To register for our Virtual Town Hall, click here.

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BKCM Midsummer Nights Concert Series 2022 - Claudia Acuña

July 14, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 5:30-7:30 PM

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's Midsummer Nights Concert Series is back! Our outdoor series will take place across three Thursdays: July 14, July 28 and August 11 at BCKM (58 7th Ave, Brooklyn.) Cool down in the BKCM back garden with signature cocktails and conversation. Then join old and new BKCM friends to enjoy outdoor concerts with Brooklyn-based musicians that will surprise and delight. Adults and kids are welcome! This event is free to attend.
Latin Grammy nominee Claudia Acuña will be joining us on the 14th! Come at 5:30 pm for our cocktail hour to enjoy a Q&A with Claudia in the back garden.  Her musical performance will start at at 6:30pm and will take place in the front garden.
Click here for more information on our next Midsummer Nights concerts, coming up on July 28 (featuring Tahira Clayton) and August 11 (featuring Stephanie Schecter)!

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At the Crossroads Book Party

July 10, 2022

Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 3:00 PM

Join One Breath Rising on Sunday, July 10 with live jazz by the Jay Rodriguez Trio, and readings by Brooklyn poets Robert Gibbons, Angela Lockhart-Aronoff, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor and Mervyn Taylor as we celebrate the upcoming publication of At the Crossroads: The One Breath Rising Anthology of Poetry and Prose.

Reception at 3:00 pm, Event starts at 4:00 pm. General admission costs $20. This event will also be live streamed.

For more information, go to www.onebreathrising.org Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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World Refugee Day Community Arts Festival

June 26, 2022

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 3-6pm

A FREE celebration featuring refugee performers from around the world, with music, dance, theatre and more. Meet and learn about the work of organizations that resettle and support refugees. This festival will be an OUTDOOR block party, taking place right outside the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music at 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn NY. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.

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BKCM Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022 – 11am-4:30pm

Join the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for an afternoon of music and culture commemorating Juneteenth at the Shirley Chisholm Circle in Brower Park. This year's event, which also falls on Fathers Day, will celebrate Black fathers. This event is free to attend. This celebration is a partnership between the Friends of Brower Park, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

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BKCM Pop-up Mini Lessons at Seventh Heaven Street Fair

June 19, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 11 - 2pm

BKCM will host free mini-lessons in piano and drums on Sunday, June 19 at the Seventh Heaven Street Fair. Come visit us on the corner of Berkeley and 7th Avenue from 11am to 2pm. The Seventh Heaven Street Fair is an annual street fair in Park Slope sponsored by the Park Slope 7th Ave Chamber of Commerce. The festival takes place along 7th Ave, between Flatbush Ave & 18th St.

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BKCM String Ensembles Concert at Berkeley Carroll Performance Space

June 12, 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 4:45pm

BKCM's String Ensembles will perform their spring concert at the Berkeley Carroll Performance Space!  

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Gender Affirming Voicework

June 12, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 2-5pm

Music Therapy at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music invites all MT-BCs and New York LCATs to “Gender Affirming Voicework,” a VIRTUAL workshop being offered on Sunday, June 12 from 2-5pm presented by Maevon Gumble, MMT, MT-BC.

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The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music presents "Brahms" (St Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St, Brooklyn)

June 11, 2022

Saturday June 11, 2022 - 7:30pm

The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra & Dorothy Savitch, music director present Brahms: Double Concerto for violin and cello, opus 102. The concert will feature violinist Luis Casal and cellist Isaac Casal. The program will also include Hebrides Overture opus 26 (Felix Mendelssohn) and Seascape for winds (Ruth Gipps). Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

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Outdoors for Autism (Reverend T. Wendell Foster Park, Bronx, NY)

June 11, 2022

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 11 am - 2pm

Awesome event alert! On Saturday, June 11, BKCM Music Therapist, Lloyd Miller, will be leading music outdoors for kids and families at Outdoors for Autism from 11am to 2pm. Join the fun and don't forget to grab a BKCM shaker so you can continue making music at home. BKCM is excited to be part of this fantastic event, which will also feature programming by includenyc, Special Olympics New York, KEEN New York, Extreme Kids & Crew, Teatro SEA, Shape Up NYC, NYC Parks, New York Public Library, Music for Autism and Children's Museum of the Arts!  

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BKCM Pride Month Celebration

June 10, 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 7pm

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) is thrilled to join Brooklyn Pride’s Family Movie Night at the Old Stone House on Friday, June 10th. Families can join BKCM featured artists in a sing-along of songs from the hit movie "SING." This event is free to attend. Click HERE to access the sing-along lyric sheet!  The general event starts 6:30, and BKCM's sing-along will begin at 7pm.  

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POSTPONED: The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale presents Heavenward (St Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St, Brooklyn)

June 05, 2022

POSTPONED

The original date for this event was Sunday, June 5, 2022 (4-5 pm.) More information about the rescheduled date will be released soon. Thank you for your patience. The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale and musical director Nicholas Nicassio present "Heavenward," a concert of Romantic Era works by Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, R. Nathaniel Dett, Franz Liszt, and others. Now in its 16th season, this dynamic 40+ member choir performs a rich variety of musical styles, both a cappella and with a variety of accompaniment. Conducted by Dr. Nick Nicassio, this ensemble meets on Monday evenings and performs two to three concerts per season for the community. Members develop their vocal technique and musicianship through exciting and vibrant repertoire from the past and present. Singers build essential skills such as singing harmony, sight-singing and expanding vocal range.

Annual Report Town Hall

June 02, 2022

POSTPONED

This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, June 2 - 7pm. Unfortunately a number of folks who wanted to attend our Town Hall could not make it. We are rescheduling to accommodate as many folks as possible. Please fill out this 30 sec survey to let us know your preferences on a new date and time. BKCM has a remarkable story to tell, thanks in part to our incredible community. Join us for a virtual town hall to review the highlights of our 2021 Annual Report and our Strategic Plan Refresh. To review our Annual Report, the first all-digital AR in BKCM's history, and our Strategic Plan Refresh, go to bkcm.org/reports.  

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Turning Five: Kindergarten and Special Education — Your Child’s Options and Rights in 2023

May 23, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022 - 6:30PM

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 2018, 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. Abbie and Sarah will be joined by Dr. Laura Tagliareni and Dr. David Salsberg, neuropsychologists who have a practice together called PALS (Pediatric Assessment Learning and Support). Attendees, please register here.

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Open Stages 2022

May 21, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 3-7pm

BKCM’s FREE spring music festival rocked Park Slope on Saturday, May 21 from 3–7pm! Click here to read the post-event e-blast and click here to see our Flickr with photos from the day. Open Stages 2022 brought people together and spread good vibes throughout the neighborhood in a celebration of community, culture and Brooklyn’s vibrant music scene. Stoops, school lots, parks, gardens and sidewalks hosted more than 200 musicians throughout the day, including classical musicians, marching bands, kids groups, and so much more. Proceeds from the event helped to support BKCM’s community programs, which bring music education and music therapy to thousands of people across all five boroughs of New York City.

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Open Stages 2022 — A World of Music Just Outside Your Door

May 21, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 3-7pm

The wait is finally over – BKCM’s FREE spring music festival is back to rock Park Slope once again! On Saturday, May 21 from 3–7pm, Open Stages 2022 will bring people together and spread good vibes throughout the neighborhood in a celebration of community, culture and Brooklyn’s vibrant music scene. Stoops, school lots, parks, gardens and sidewalks host more than 200 musicians throughout the day, including classical musicians, marching bands, kids groups, and so much more. Proceeds from the event help to support BKCM’s community programs, which bring music education and music therapy to thousands of people across all five boroughs of New York City. BKCM is located at 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

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Play Practice – Practice Play

May 20, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022 – 6:30-8pm

This unique series of workshops is an opportunity for early childhood and elementary music educators to build their repertoire and develop skills in the field. Social-emotional content will be an integral focus as we return to in-person teaching. Workshops are $25 each. Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass required to attend

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Pianist Junie Cho in recital with cellist Isaac Casal

May 19, 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 7:30pm

Two great virtuosos, pianist Junie Cho and cellist Isaac Casal, in recital at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Returning to NY after a long absence, former Brooklyn Conservatory Artistic Director Junie Cho will be in recital with cellist Isaac Casal (brother of faculty member Luis Casal). The program will feature two world premieres by former Conservatory Curriculum Director Howard Lew, and also music by Ginastera, Lecuona, and Bolcom - a thrilling Pan-American program!
General Admission: $20 Students & Seniors: $10

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