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Brooklyn Music School Secures $5.7 Million to Expand Facilities

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Jul 31, 2017

Brooklyn Music School has announced that the New York City 2018 fiscal budget includes $5.7 million in capital funding for facilities expansion and the purchasing of key technology to help fulfill BMS’s vision for high quality music education and performance opportunities available to everyone in the Brooklyn community.

“Over the past four years, BMS has expanded our served audiences from 300 students to over 4,000 students and our current facility is bursting at the seams. In addition, the planned new facility will include performance and rehearsal spaces to meet the needs of a range of smaller cultural non-profits in the community so as to create an ecosystem of locally based arts education and performance organizations,” said Crocker Coulson, chair of the BMS board of trustees.

BMS has expanded in the last few years, particularly in regards to the accessibility and diversity of programs. Some notable programs included an affordable after school program, Arts Reaching Youth; the BMS Outreach program that partners with underserved K-12 schools; and African drumming and dance classes.

“I am proud to support the advancement of arts education in Fort Greene and the unsung educators who continue to share their passion for music and dance with the next generation of musicians and performers,” said Laurie A. Cumbo, NYC council member for the 35th District.

About Brooklyn Music School

The Brooklyn Music School’s  vision is to make it possible for everyone, regardless of their background and resources, to be able to experience the joy of music and the artistic and intellectual benefits of musical performance. BMS views music and performance as the birthright of all people, an essential way that human beings connect with others and explore their creativity. The study of music has been demonstrated to enhance academic learning and helps to develop discipline and confidence that will serve children well throughout their lives.

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