PARK SLOPE — On Saturday, Feb. 25, Borough President Marty Markowitz joined the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Founders’ Day celebration.
In honor of the conservatory’s 115th anniversary, he presented the Borough of Brooklyn’s Proclamation to Conservatory Executive Director Karen Geer.
It states, “One of the oldest and largest community music schools in the country, on behalf of all Brooklynites, I salute Executive Director Geer, the Board of Directors and the devoted staff of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. I commend them for their continued commitment to bring critically acclaimed and emerging artists to Brooklyn residents and visitors through an eclectic and diverse roster of programs, and I thank all the members of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, past and present, for their unwavering dedication to the cultural enrichment of our borough, and for making Brooklyn a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”
In thanking BP Markowitz, Geer stated, “It is community engagement through music education — that is what we are about. Founded in 1897, there were 200 students. Today there are over 15,000 students and concert-goers that come through our doors each year. We are privileged to receive such great consideration and recognition today. I thank Marty for his guidance and for helping us build strong relationships within our Brooklyn community. We are committed to giving the community everything music — we are the hub for music education throughout Brooklyn.”
For 115 years, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music has been a thriving community center where music is open to everyone. There are classes, ensembles and individual lessons for students from 18 months to adults. Students learn the basics, and more, of jazz, rock and classical music.