We are proud of how far we’ve come since 1992: from 45 kids rehearsing in a donated space in Downtown Brooklyn to more than 350 students enjoying a wide range of music courses in our own renovated building in Cobble Hill and at our Bedford-Stuyvesant Music Annex. Under the encouraging eye of artistic director and founder Dianne Berkun, we have become an uplifting artistic community, building confidence and self-esteem with every high note and harmony.
Although Brooklyn based, BYCA is a true New York City institution. We attract students from across the boroughs, forming a resplendent mosaic of diverse cultures and experiences. Our scholarship program makes BYCA affordable, regardless of ability to pay. It’s all part of our mission to help the young and talented from all backgrounds achieve and surpass their goals as both musicians and people.