Brooklyn Youth Music Project

Sunday, June 9, 2013. 4:00 pm


Brooklyn Youth Music Project 2013

Brooklyn Youth Music Project

Sunday, June 9, 2013. 4:00 pm

The Brooklyn Youth Music Project is proud to present their final concert of the season, featuring the music of Handel, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, Smetana, Paul Desmond/Dave Brubeck, and Wayne Shorter.

We appreciate your suggested donation of $10.00

The Brooklyn Youth Music Project is a Brooklyn based nonprofit organization serving young musicians ages 5 to 18. Our musicians perform a wide variety of music: classical, contemporary and jazz. Our unique school year program offers two symphony orchestras and two jazz ensembles where students build their repertoire in genres from Bach and Handel to Gershwin, Copland and beyond. Students in our jazz program work with some of Brooklyn’s most innovative jazz artists as they explore jazz form, improvisation and the creative process. We also offer three summer camps. The Suzuki String Summer Camp is for students enrolled in a Suzuki program. The String Chamber Music and String Orchestra Camp gives string players who have some experience with their instrument an opportunity to learn string orchestra repertoire as well as to explore chamber repertoire working in small ensembles. The Summer Jazz Workshop is for students who want a fun and intensive jazz learning experience featuring jazz theory, history and improvisation.

From the Artistic Director… BYMP grew-out of my interest in offering Brooklyn’s young musicians an opportunity to share the joy of making music with their peers and fine tuning their technical and artistic skills in a supportive, nurturing environment. I set the bar high and encourage students in their development as they meet or exceed it time and time again. The dedication and creativity of all the students is amazing and the friendships that develop within our membership will last a lifetime. It is my privilege to work with these students and to watch them grow as musicians and young people. Three quarters of the BYMP members attend New York City public schools. Our programs, which include children from more than 50 different public schools and a handful of independent schools, are a celebration of diversity.

Artistic Director: Kelly Howard
Jazz Director: Owen Howard
Executive Director: Tomaso Milian

To learn more about BYMP, to make a donation, or to find out about auditions and summer programs email info@bymp.org or call 1-800-399-0489.

Kelly Howard is a violinist, teacher and conductor known throughout Brooklyn and the New York area. She is a committed musician and educator who cares deeply about helping young people develop their technical and artistic skills in a musical setting. In addition to her work as the Artistic Director of BYMP, Kelly is also a Suzuki educator with a large private teaching studio. She holds degrees in music education and performance, and has extensive experience teaching public school music in Valley Stream, NY and in programs at Concordia College, Brooklyn College and Long Island University. She has been a featured Suzuki clinician in Paris, Aix en Provence and Marseille as well as at Brooklyn College and The School for Strings in NYC. She has performed with many orchestras and chamber ensembles in and around New York and is a founding member of The Windsor Trio.

Brooklyn based jazz drummer/composer and recent JUNO nominee, Owen Howard is a prominent fixture of the NY jazz scene. As an educator, Owen has conducted workshops and clinics throughout Europe, Canada and the US.  He has been part of the teaching faculty at the Banff Centre of The Arts, Main Jazz Camp and Stanford Jazz Camp as well as guest professor at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia and the University of Fine Arts, Berlin.


Upcoming events:

June 10th: BYMP Auditions for Orchestra and Jazz
July 1st-12th: BYMP Summer Camp (Including Suzuki String Summer Camp, String Orchestra Camp, Summer Jazz Workshop)
September 5th: BYMP Auditions for Orchestra and Jazz
September 9th: BYMP Auditions for Orchestra and Jazz