Facility Spotlight: A Space to Play at Turtle Bay Music School

David Johnston

Turtle Bay Music School


“Turtle Bay Music School has so many options when it comes to choosing a room to compose in, so it’s important to know what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a room where you can compose on the floor with masking-tape-manuscript… you want room 3I.  If having great acoustics and a handy restroom is more important, try reserving the concert hall.  Or, if you’re looking for a super comfortable chair, a cozy environment, and a place to sip your afternoon tea – 3C is the one!”

Joshua Green, 2011 Composer-in-Residence


We are thrilled to be returning to Turtle Bay Music School for the third year of our Con Edison Musicians’ Residency program. Located in Manhattan’s East Midtown area, this delightful community music school is a vibrant and friendly “space to play” for music learners of all walks of life. The school began almost 90 years ago in a small house on East 49th street, armed with a handful of music teachers and a dozen students. By 1935, the school moved to its current location on East 52nd street, a charming three-story brownstone with 16 studios and two performance spaces. On any given day, music students of all ages stream through TBMS’ red doors. And we’re delighted to include our own Composers-in-Residence to TBMS’ active community.

To get a taste of TBMS, check out their free “Hear It Now” concert series and learn about their Saturday Music Project program, a much-needed scholarship program for NYC middle-school students who otherwise have little or no access to music education.

We are now accepting applications for the 2012 Con Edison Musicians’ Residency! Download the guidelines and applications and sign up for our twice-monthly e-newsletter for reminders, updates and news. 


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