Resolution J1591-2013

Commending the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music upon the occasion of hosting its Music Partners Program's 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
upon the occasion of hosting its Music Partners Program's 25th  Anniver-
sary Celebration Concert

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those musical organizations that have brought entertainment  and
cultural enrichment to the citizens of the great State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
the  Brooklyn  Conservatory  of  Music  upon the occasion of hosting its
Music Partners Program's 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert on May 18,
2013; and
  WHEREAS, On this special day, 300 elementary  age  students  from  the
Brooklyn  Conservatory  of  Music's  partner schools will perform on the
steps of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army  Plaza  for  friends,
family, and community members; and
  WHEREAS,  The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music has strived to make music
accessible to all ages, backgrounds, and skill  levels;  Music  Partners
was  established  in  1988 to widen the Conservatory's reach and enhance
music education in public schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens;  today
it  has  programs  in  31  schools  and community centers, serving 4,600
students; and
  WHEREAS, The Conservatory students represent 42  nationalities,  speak
more  than  30 languages, and are of diverse ethnicities, abilities, and
skills; of the 4,600 students it serves, 70% live at or below the pover-
ty line, and all attend schools that lack music programs; and
  WHEREAS,  Through  Music  Partners,  the  Conservatory  partners  with
schools  to  fill  this  artistic gap; what makes this program unique is
that the Conservatory works closely with each school to create a sequen-
tial, weekly music curriculum tailored to the school's  specific  needs;
and
  WHEREAS,  Students  who participate in this program acquire the confi-
dence to tackle difficult subjects, and build a strong  work  ethic  and
sense of teamwork and skills which transfer to the future workplace; and
  WHEREAS,  Music study is most worthy of being encouraged and promoted,
as it provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their skills to an
audience, thereby giving them  self-esteem  to  last  a  lifetime;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music upon the occasion of  hosting
its  Music  Partners Program's 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

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