Teens

BKCM String Ensembles

Our Suzuki program offers two String Ensembles which are open by audition to any students who play violin, viola, cello or bass. Led by Suzuki instructors, the two ensembles are a wonderful combination of Suzuki, Community Music School (CMS) and non-BKCM string students.

INTRO TO IMPROVISATION

This ensemble focuses on improvisation concepts and strategies such as game pieces, graphic scores and live conduction. Students learn how to respond, lead and support each other in a collaborative improvisation practice.

BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY YOUTH CHORUS

Young students bring their voices together in this exciting new group! The repertoire draws from a diverse collection of songs and vocal arrangements from around the world including classical, pop, jazz and more.

INTRO TO SONGWRITING

One fleeting idea can spark a whole song. Explore that spark and collaborate with a community of other songwriters in this creative setting.

MUSIC OF INDIA

Immerse yourself in the expansive ocean of raga music (South Asian classical music). Traditional music of North and South India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, including a myriad of small regional folk styles, will be explored with depth and focus.

GLOBAL BEATS

Through call and response, language, repetition and layers, students will connect with the rich history and culture of various musical drumming traditions and learn basic hand drumming and percussion techniques.

BKCM BLUES BAND

Students will learn a variety of popular blues forms, scales, lyrics and performance styles connected to the genre. Students will also try their hand at performing, writing and singing the blues. All instruments and voices are welcome.

Klezmer Summer Intensive (Teens & Adults)

This ensemble is open to all strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and accordion players with two or more years of experience on their instrument. This session is geared toward advanced beginner/intermediate players.

Jazz Instrumental Lab Intensive (Adults)

In this week-long, small-group ensemble, jazz musicians of all skill levels have the opportunity to collaborate, improvise, rehearse and develop the confidence for public performance.

BKCM Summer Piano, Guitar and Strings Camp

Join us for a great week of summer music-making! This full-day drop-off camp for piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar and bass students includes a daily semi-private lesson plus an ensemble class led by an expert instructor!