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Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Keeps the Arts Alive in NYC School

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Jun 06, 2012
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music has partnered with P.S. 112 to present the Music Partners program, which provides all P.S. 112 first graders with a chance to study violin. "If a child would like to become a violinist one day," says P.S. 112 principal, Louise Alfano, "I'd like to make it possible by providing this opportunity early enough so the child can pursue this dream."

Under the direction of Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's teaching artist Sarah Alden, students can choose to continue their violin studies through the fifth grade. "The music program would not be possible without our wonderful partnership with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music," says Principal Alfano. The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's Executive Director Karen Greer adds, "We believe that music education is key for fostering a child's development. We're so pleased to be able to provide our Music Partners program to children at P.S. 122 and help them to achieve their highest music potential."

About the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
The Conservatory’s main campus, in the heart of historic Park Slope, Brooklyn, is a comprehensive educational centers for over 1,000 students. The Conservatory offers a full range of lessons, classes and ensembles to students of every age and ability, and provides more than 200 merit- and need-based scholarships annually.  The Conservatory serves more than 800 individuals living with disabilities and other significant life issues through its music therapy program, both on-site and through more than 20 partner sites in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Manhattan. The Conservatory also provides music education to an additional 6,500 school-aged children each year through its  Music Partners Program,  offered in more than 40 public, private and parochial schools, youth centers and community-based organizations.

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