The Bronx Conservatory of Music (BCM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by Elizabeth Thode Hoard, a 1927 graduate of the Juilliard School. BCM’s mission is to provide private music instruction of the highest quality to Bronx children and adults, in their own neighborhoods, at lowest possible tuition, thereby making conservatory training accessible to all. In fulfilling this mission, BCM also seeks to develop audiences for fine music in the Bronx and to contribute to its music culture.
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) is recognized worldwide for its award-winning performances and spectacular artistry. Since 1988, it is the mission of YPC to provide children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance that seeks to fulfill each child’s potential, while creating a model of artistic excellence and diversity that enriches the community.