Worthy Wednesday: Brooklyn Music School

We’re gearing up for our 2nd annual 3vs3 basketball tournament and we’re excited to announce our partnership with Brooklyn Music School to help raise funds and awareness for the great organization! The Brooklyn Music School has been an important proponent of using arts to teach our young people, regardless of their income, age and experience, that it only seemed fitting for Meganda Films to support such an awesome organization. And what’s even better is that they’re celebrating their 100 year anniversary in 2012! Meganda Films is excited to announce our support and love for the Brooklyn Music School!

The Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1912 as the Brooklyn Music School Settlement. It owns and operates an historic four-story building in Fort Greene  neighborhood, ( identified as the Downtown  Brooklyn Cultural District)  that contains twenty-four classrooms, three dance studios, and a professional 266-seat  Spanish Style theatre. The Brooklyn Music School is a long-standing member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.

Brooklyn Music School was established as an arm of the New York Music School Settlement in 1909 and was granted a separate charter from the State University of New York in 1912. BMS has a long history of staged opera: renowned mezzo soprano Risé Stevens began her career BMS and the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse was also the home of the Little Theatre Opera company in the 1920’s. BMS is committed to serving the community by providing high quality classical music and dance instruction without regard to income, age, previous experience or professional aspirations. All students are given a solid foundation and develop discipline, self-confidence and poise.

For many of our students, we provide the only performing arts education that they will receive in their educational career.  Demographically  the Fort Greene neighborhood  over the years has become diverse community with multiple ethnic groups  coming from different countries and establishing themselves near  the school . Today the school’s  population is representative of immigrant families ,  African Americans , Hispanics and American -European  groups. The school provides financial aid  to make  affordable  to the families and children  their lessons.

The Brooklyn Music School provides trainings in dance, theater, music and other resources for the community and parents. Please visit their website for a listing and schedule of classes that we encourage you to support and participate in!
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