Get ready to hit the stage and sing your heart out because the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music will be hosting an “Open Stage” Series.
On the first Friday of each month the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BCM) will have an adult open stage at 7 p.m.. The Sunday following each adult “Open Stage” will be a “Teen Open Stage” at the same time and place.
“The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is a center for music education and we want to encourage people in the community to share their talent,” stated Arlene Kriv the Director for Marketing and Communication.
This will be BCM’s first open mic series and it hopes to encourage all musicians, regardless of their genre, to share their their music with others. As of now the series is just for showcasing talent.
“At this point in time it is not for competition but down the road we might consider an open mic competition,” said Kriv. “It is a friendly forum and will be streamed live (http://www.livlivemusic.com/index.php/l) for those unable to attend.”
The idea for open stage was presented by Pete Robbins, the Managing Director at BCM.
“Open Stage” will begin Friday August 2 and “Teen Open Stage” will begin Sunday August 4. Performers will each have a two song limit or 10 minute time slot and the sign up sheet will be available at 6:30 p.m. for performers. Instruments will be provided by the conservatory, however, musicians are able to bring their own if they prefer.
General admission is $5, tickets will be sold at the door but can be purchased online at http://brooklynconservatory.ticketleap.com/openstage/ for the adult series and http://brooklynconservatory.ticketleap.com/teenopenstage/ for the teen series. Attendees are encouraged to buy their tickets online because they will be entitled to bring a guest for free.
BCM, located at 58 Seventh Avenue, was founded in 1897 and now serves 15,000 Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan residents. The conservatory currently hosts three programs: Music Partners, Music Therapy and On-Site Music.