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Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Receives Award from Amy Winehouse Foundation

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Jan 15, 2013
Brooklyn, NY

On Wednesday, January 16th, the Amy Winehouse Foundation will announce an award and present a check in support of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's (Brooklyn, NY) Teen Jazz Scholarship Program. The announcement will take place at an event at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. In attendance will be Amy's parents, Janis and Mitch Winehouse, as well as representatives from the Foundation, Conservatory, press, and others. The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is only one of two organizations in the entire U.S. to be awarded a grant from this foundation.

The Conservatory’s Teen Jazz Program offers a comprehensive program of private lessons, jazz combo rehearsals, R&B Choir, Teen Jazz Big Band, and jazz theory classes, taught weekly by some of New York’s leading jazz professionals over the course of 30 weeks on Saturdays. Scholarship students who participate would not be able to take part in this program without support provided by funders such as the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Participants come from all over Brooklyn and other boroughs, including schools such as Achievement First, Brooklyn Tech, and IS 171 and PS 89 in Cypress Hills/East NY, to name a few. More than half of the scholarship students in this program are or were students in our Music Partners program, a program that is supported by the National Guild for Community Arts Education/MetLife Foundation.

About 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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