Brooklyn Music School (Brooklyn, NY)


  • Name:Mr. Frank Alvarado
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Brooklyn Music School
  • Address:126 St Felix Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:718 638-5660
  • Main fax:718 638-1154

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:917 885-0898

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • We believe that art is an essential part of basic education and a means by which students can develop their individuality. We provide access to performing arts education regardless of income, age, previous experience, or professional aspirations. In particular, we seek to reach those whose artistic voices are least often heard.

  • History:
  • Brooklyn Music School is a community school of the performing arts, chartered by the State University of New York in 1912. We own and operate our historic four-story building in the BAM Cultural Area of Fort Greene, in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. Our facility includes private lesson classrooms, dance studios, and a professional 266-seat Spanish Style proscenium theatre complete with dressing rooms, orchestra pit, wing, and fly space.

    Brooklyn Music School was established as an arm of the New York Music School Settlement in 1909 and was granted a separate charter from the State University of New York in 1912. BMS has a long history of staged opera: renowned mezzo soprano Risé Stevens began her career BMS and the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse was also the home of the Little Theatre Opera company in the 1920’s. BMS is committed to serving the community by providing high quality classical music and dance instruction without regard to income, age, previous experience or professional aspirations. All students are given a solid foundation and develop discipline, self-confidence and poise.

  • Year established:1912
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:9
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:3

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Lee Allen
    Ram Jagganath
    L. Glen McMillan
    Stephanie Piana, Treasurer
    Jeremy Rawitz
    Jeffrey Tannenbaum, Vice Chairman
    Kayona Wall
    Albert Wiltshire, President
    Monte R. Young

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Frank Alvarado, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Piruz Partow, Music Department Chair


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:11-6000202

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:116000202
  • Organization Name:BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:126 SAINT FELIX ST
  • Organization City:BROOKLYN
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:11217-1423
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1936
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):030
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):School, college, trade school, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:August, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:August
  • NTEE Code:A6E0
  • Asset Amount:$466,293
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,579,134
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,576,070
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:30:21 pm

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