“Brooklyn is a better place when music is playing, dancers are moving and our youth are engaged in positive activities,” says Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. So for the next two Thursdays, free lunchtime school concerts will be held from Noon – 1:00pm at Borough Hall Plaza. The concert series, which began in May, provides an opportunity for downtown residents, workers and visitors to enjoy the arts from young people across the borough, and highlights the borough's commitment to arts education.

As an Artist-in-Residence from the National Chorale’s Lincoln Center Company, I work throughout the academic year, providing vocal music training to students at P.S. 91, the Albany Avenue School. Located on the edge of two diverse communities – Crown Heights and East Flatbush, its mission is to provide an excellence in education by utilizing music education to improve student's academic skills.

Even though the lunchtime concert series is for middle school students, for the second year in a row some of my graduating 5th grade class have been invited to perform at Borough Hall Plaza this Thursday, June 12. (And my 2nd graders recently performed at the 4th Annual National Chorale Elementary School Choral Festival at the Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan; with 750 young student singers participating, which I conducted!) So if you're near downtown this Thursday, grab your lunch and come hear us sing!