Facility Snapshots: Church Street School for Music and Art

David Johnston

Think Lower Manhattan is nothing but faceless bureaucrats and soulless financial institutions?

There is more.

Like, for example, the not-quite-accurately-named Church Street School for Music and Art, located on Warren Street.  (Think of it like the Second Avenue Deli, currently at 33rd near Lexington.)

Church Street School for Music and Art is Lower Manhattan’s only nonprofit school for the arts. Twenty years ago, it began in a second story loft.  Now, after three expansions, it’s a bustling community school and center, a stone’s throw from the National Museum of the American Indian, the Mysterious Bookshop, St. Paul’s Chapel, and the Tweed Courthouse.  Church Street has private instrumental lessons, yoga and pilates for adults, and choristers, blues guitar, digital art and animation for the kids.

We’re excited to partner this year with this host facility for the Con Edison Musicians’ Residency: Composition Program. We’ll be putting two composers-in-residence at Church Street, starting in mid-September.


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