Our adult and children’s programs are year-round. In particular, our children’s programs provide in-school, after-school and summer programs and have catered to over 2000 pre-school, elementary aged children, and teenagers.
Our programs currently include: Collaborations with Schools, After School & Arts Enrichment Program, Community Arts Projects, and Summer Splash.
We offer customized programming at partner schools. As a certified Department of Education (DOE) vendor, Brooklyn Center for the Arts provides performing arts programs to several public schools in the Brooklyn community. .
Our vision for the After School & Arts Enrichment Program is to offer Children safe comfortable and relaxed environment in which they can excel in academics and explore their natural gifting in the arts.
Brooklyn Center for the Arts is a community based organization. Our founder and visionary, Archbishop Eugene James Blount’s mission is to offer children and adults, in our community and beyond, an opportunity to experience the arts.
BCA SUMMER PROGRAMS
Our summer programs offer children a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment and run from 7:30am - 3:45pm, 5 days a week for 8 weeks. We offer Arts Enrichment, Summer Peer Connect, Academic Enrichment, Discovery and Exploration, Park, Play and Picnic and more.
We offer customized programming at partner schools. As a certified Department of Education (DOE) vendor, Brooklyn Center for the Arts provides performing arts programs to several public schools in the Brooklyn community.
In our first six months of operation we were contracted to provide an Arts program for PS 11, a National Blue Ribbon School, offering instrumental music and dance.The Saturday program offered over 500 children an opportunity to take Dance (Modern & African), Keyboard, Trumpet and Vocal classes.
The program culminated with a showcase demonstrating student achievement. We have expanded to several public and private schools and look forward to impacting the lives of children in Brooklyn and beyond.
We offer children safe, comfortable and relaxed environment. The after school program operates Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm offering Homework help, Tutoring, Reading and Arts Instruction.
Academic Enrichment includes:
- Homework Help
- Paid Tutoring
- and more!
Arts Enrichment includes:
- Arts and crafts
- Instrumental music and dance!
“Music is the art of emotions and emotions are what makes us humans. We want to keep and share our humanity and we want to keep and share our music for a more aware world.” Eugene Blount, Abp
The series is both designed to host a high level of artistic expression and to be an educational experience, raising awareness on the value of classical music in our modern life. Each concert features young recognized international artists and it is introduced by a pre- concert lecture held by the musicians.
Classical Thursdays takes place in the fast-growing community of Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, in the beautiful setting of the Elim International Square and aims to add a valuable option to the rich cultural panorama of the Big Apple.
Italian-Egyptian pianist Francesca Khalifa was recently the winner of the Ferrara International Piano Festival 2014, recipient of the NYU Steinhardt Talent Scholarship and Appointed Adjuct Professor at NYU.Francesca is currently holding a position as Teaching Artist at The Piano School of NYC, is Artistic Director of Classical Thursdays at the Brooklyn Center for the Arts and is active as musicology researcher.
Read more: http://francescakhalifa.com/
Winner of the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, Graeme Steele Johnson has appeared recently as a soloist at the Music For All National Festival, Music Mountain Festival, the Banff Centre in Canada, and the Caroga Lake Music Festival, where he led the orchestra in unconducted performances of Copland's Clarinet Concerto. Upcoming performances include a recital on the Argentum Chamber Works series in Las Vegas. Graeme studies with David Shifrin at the Yale School of Music.
German-American cellist Julian Müller is currently pursuing a masters degree at the Mannes College of Music, studying with Timothy Eddy. Müller participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar in 2012 and 2013, performing multiple concerts at Carnegie Hall. More recently in 2016, Müller composed an original ballet, "How They Fade," in collaboration with indie band YASSOU, which received its world premiere performances by the Louisville Ballet Company and the Louisville Orchestra.
Hailed as “the captivating young string quartet” (The Bennington Banner), the Julius Quartet is rapidly making itself known in the chamber music world. Formed in the fall of 2012, the group held a special residency as “The Boston Conservatory’s Honors String Quartet”.
Read more: http://www.thejuliusquartet.com/
Pianist Levi Vutipadadorn is an avid soloist, chamber musician, and music educator based in New York City. Recent career highlights include performances with bassoonist Leonard Hindell (New York Philharmonic, retired); trombonist Joel Vaisse (Orchestre National de France, former); oboist Matt Sullivan (New York University); tubists Tim Northcut (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music), Derek Fenstermache (New Jersey Symphony Orchestra), Aaron Tindall (University of Miami); and flautist Soo-Kyung Park (New York University).
Read more: http://www.levivuti.com/
International soloist Marcus Baban was born in Bengazi, Libya. He received his first piano lessons
at the Musikschule Bonn in Germany. Before continuing his studies at the university level, Baban
had already won numerous competitions in both solo piano and chamber music. Baban holds
Read more: http://www.marcusbaban.eu/
Japanese-American pianist Mayumi Tsuchida has performed internationally as both a soloist and chamber musician. She made her Carnegie Hall debut when she was 16 for the PBS television show 'From the Top'. An advocate for contemporary music, she can be heard on Contemporaneous' debut CD released by Innova Records. Most recently, she won the 2016 Mannes Concerto Competition, and will be performing William Bolcom's Piano Concerto on November 18th.
Roy Meyer has spent the last year making musical appearances nationwide, including in New York,Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Arizona, and Wisconsin. In New York City, he performed various solo and chamber recitals, playing in Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Tenri Art Institute, Symphony Space, and National Opera Center of America. Roy began his studies with Kyoko Fuller of the American Suzuki Talent in Wisconsin and at age 17 made his solo debut with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.
As an aspiring orchestral clarinetist, Sam Boutris has performed many concerts in collaboration with musicians from the America's top orchestras including members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and New York's Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Boutris was also a member of the Greater Fort Worth Youth Orchestra for five years.
Born in Ferrara (Italy), Simone Ferraresi moved to New York in 2005.In his career as a concert pianist he has performed at many important venues in Europe (Italy, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia) and the US. Recent performances were Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 and 4 with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, a sold-out debut solo recital at Carnegie's Weill Hall in New York.
Read more: http://home.simoneferraresi.com/
In 2013 EMI Classics released Tadeusz Domanowski’s first solo album
“Tadeusz Domanowski - piano”, which includes works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Liszt, Prokofiev and virtuoso transcriptions by Vladimir Horowitz. His recent album with complete songs by the polish composer Eugeniusz Morawski, which he recorded in 2014 with Agnieszka Rehlis
was nominated for Fryderyk 2015 Award of the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry.
Tadeusz Domanowski was born in Poland.
Read more: http://tadeuszdomanowski.com/
Our Community Arts Day is a free event we offer to children and adults of the community to share a day of fun, activity and food. The festival offers an opportunity to take part in an interactive arts enrichment day. Children are allowed to play, participate and learn about music, dance and visual arts.
The Brass Key program is a highly specialized program in instrumental music. It is uniquely designed to combine the duality of the brass and keyboard instruments and occasionally some of the woodwind instruments. The goal is to nurture the natural gifts, skills and talents in each participant, while creating a safe, fun and creative learning environment.
(7 – 17 years of age)
The Hip Hop Academy Project is an exciting and interactive summer program that focuses on the four elements of Hip Hop: Breaking, Emceeing (Rap), Dj'ing, and Urban Murals. Students will be guided through proper dance techniques, gymnastics, arts & crafts, and creative writing, while gaining a deeper understanding of Hip Hop
(7 – 17 years of age)
The Arrows program affords children 5 to 12 years of age an opportunity to build their mind, body and spirit for a bright future:
Mind - through academics, cultural trips, hands-on arts & crafts
Body – through dance, sports competition, and play
Spirit –through hands-on arts & crafts and world music appreciation and enrichment
Children will take up to four hours of dance or music, weekly. Classes may be taken at the Hip Hop Academy Project, Brass Key or Brooklyn Center for the Arts Dance Department
The Ballet Bed - Stuy Summer Dance Intensive will offer aspiring dancers an opportunity to develop their God given talents in a professional setting. It is designed to give each student a solid technical foundation, based in classical ballet, ranging from beginner to advanced levels (7 – 17 years of age.)
(7 – 17 years of age)