BENEFITING: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Our annual year-end campaign which kicks off with the Music Therapy Gala this evening in Brooklyn! It will be a fun night for a beautiful cause. https://bkcm.org/events/let-it-be-music-therapy-sings-the-beatles/
In whatever way you wish, thank you for supporting the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music,
Founded in 1897, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music transforms and enriches the lives of children and adults through music education and music therapy. Our music education programs serve nearly 7,000 people—in schools, community centers, and other partner organizations—regardless of their ability to pay.
Music Therapy Program
Using music as a therapeutic tool, we help people with emotional, developmental, and physical disabilities improve their lives. As one of the largest providers of music therapy in New York City and the only nonprofit provider in Brooklyn, BCM currently serves approximately 850 children and adults with special needs at 21 partnering schools, foster care agencies, and community-based organizations in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. The aim of BCM’s Music Therapy Program is to clinically address the developmental, social, emotional, psychological, and musical goals of individuals with special needs through active music making with an experienced, trained, licensed music therapist.
Music Partners Program
BKCM’s Music Partners outreach program works directly with 30 schools, Head Start programs, and senior centers offering subsidized, comprehensive, and sequential music instruction at little or no cost to nearly 4,500 individuals in Brooklyn and Queens. Programming includes band, strings, chorus, world drumming and percussion, recorder, early childhood music and movement, guitar, and ukulele. A growing body of research demonstrates that students who do not receive arts instruction, particularly those in economically challenged urban environments, are less likely to excel in other subjects or develop critical cognitive, behavioral, and social skills. BCM’s Music Partners program addresses this critical need at a time when arts programs in schools are rapidly being cut, particularly in underserved communities.