Musical Theater Youth Workshop

Students who love musical theatre learn healthy singing techniques—including breath control, posture and diction—while exploring classic and contemporary musical theatre repertoire. Students explore how to make motivated choices on stage and build performance and rehearsal skills through musical theatre games and activities; and they work collaboratively to produce an original play featuring a variety of popular musical theater tunes and current hits. Each semester ends with a final performance.

Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale (BCC)

Now in its 17th season, Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale (BCC), is comprised of 50-plus members and performs a rich variety of musical styles, both a cappella and with a variety of instrumental accompaniment. Conducted by Dr. Nicholas Nicassio, this ensemble meets on Monday evenings and performs two to three concerts per season in Brooklyn. Members develop their vocal skills through exciting and stimulating repertoire chosen from the music of the Renaissance to contemporary songs and everything in between. Chorale singers have the opportunity to build essential skills for singing and musical performance including sight-singing, breath support, tone production, vocal range and much more. 

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.

Piano Friends

More than just an introduction to the piano, students learn essential music skills from reading music to positioning their fingers on the keyboard in a fun group setting. Intended for budding pianists aged 5-6 years old, this program features the Musical Monsters™ curriculum designed to prepare students for private lessons through interactive note-reading and ear training games.

Jazz Travelers

Students learn an eclectic mix of repertoire including blues songs, classics from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards in a wide range of styles such as swing, funk, bebop and Afro-Cuban. Students create and perform their own arrangements, develop confidence as improvisers and gain a basic understanding of jazz theory.

On-Site Music Therapy

In Music Therapy, the developmental, emotional, psychological and social needs of children and adults are addressed through active music-making in a relationship with a music therapist.

Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO)

Experience the joys of performing in a full orchestra! Open by audition to adult orchestral musicians from intermediate to advanced levels, the BCCO performs the great masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire to contemporary works by living composers.

Guitar Friends

Students learn how to strum chords, pick melodies and produce a satisfying sound on the guitar. Intended for budding guitarists aged 5-6 years old, students learn how to position the guitar on their bodies and care for the instrument. They also learn songs that help demonstrate the mechanics of the guitar, such as tuning. Play-along tracks and practice videos keep students engaged all week long while the small class size ensures that each child receives some individual attention. Students interact with both standard notation and guitar tablature to learn chords and melodies in a variety of genres and styles. At the end of each semester, students perform in a group recital, building confidence and performance skills.

Chamber Music Program

Youth, teens and adults who have had at least three years experience on the piano, strings, woodwinds, brass or voice are invited to join one of our chamber ensembles. Each ensemble is supported by a professional coach and rehearses weekly, playing repertoire that includes a variety of genres and styles and are tailored to participants’ interest and skill levels.

Music Lessons

Music lessons at BKCM provide opportunities for students of all abilities to increase music skills on multiple instruments, make music with musicians and students from across the 5 boroughs and participate in conservatory recitals and public performances.