MUSE Academy announces a series of invited guest artists

MUSE Guest Artist Series

Guests include award-winning musicians, poets, opera singers, blues legends and actresses to engage with students

We are thrilled that so many artists who are at the top of their respective fields have agreed to come and generously share their life experiences and craftsmanship with MUSE students.

—Anne Glass

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA, Nov. 21, 2022 / — MUSE Academy, an independent school in the heart of Brooklyn’s arts district that offers exceptional academics combined with music, dance, arts and foreign languages ​​on a daily basis, today announced the launch of the MUSE Guest Artist Series.

During this inaugural year, a number of acclaimed artists will visit the school to share their personal stories and describe the life of an artist to the children of MUSE in an intimate and creative setting.

“We are thrilled that so many artists who are at the top of their respective fields have agreed to come generously share their life experiences and create with MUSE students and offer a window into their creative process in an intimate setting” , said Anne Glass. , director of the school of the MUSE Academy.

These guest artist series will be captured on video and made available as highlight reels on the MUSE YouTube channel.

Paul Muldoon is an Irish poet and professor of poetry at Princeton University and former professor at Oxford University. Professor Muldoon is the recipient of prestigious awards such as the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the TS Eliot Prize. Professor Muldoon will visit MUSE Academy to speak to our students on November 22, 2022. To learn more about Paul Muldoon and his work, you can visit his website here:

Terry Abrahamson is a Grammy Award-winning blues musician and songwriter. Abrahamson has collaborated with other blues giants such as Muddy Waters, and his music has been recorded or performed by artists such as Prince, Johnny Winter and the Chambers Brothers. Terry Abrahamson is inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and his latest book, “In the Belly of the Blues,” aims to present an authentic history of the Blues to children. To learn more about Terry Abrahamson, his music and his engaging presentations, visit:

Maya Beiser is an award-winning avant-garde cellist, producer and multifaceted artist. Raised in the mountains of Galilee in Israel by her Argentinian father and French mother, Maya spent her youth surrounded by the music and rituals of Jews, Muslims and Christians, while studying the classical cello repertoire. At the age of 12, she was discovered by the late violinist Isaac Stern who became her mentor throughout her early career. His recent albums Bowie Cello Symphonic: Blackstar (2020), delugEON (2019), Tranceclassical (2016), Uncovered (2014) and Provenance (2012), topped the classical music charts. To learn more about May and her music, visit:

Anthony Roth Costanzo is internationally recognized as a countertenor, producer and curator. Recently, Costanzo sang the title role in Akhnaton with the Metropolitan Opera, which also won the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. He has won acclaim for his appearances on stages including Carnegie Hall, Houston Grand Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Glimmerglass Festival, Finnish National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. To listen to the work of Anthony Roth Costanzo and learn more about his exciting career, visit:

Mary Louise Parker is an acclaimed stage and film actress whose work has been recognized by the industry’s highest accolades, including a Tony Award, Emmy Award, and multiple Golden Globe Awards. Among the many notable film roles, she played Grand Canyon (1991), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Client (1994), Bullets over Broadway (1994), A Place for Annie (1994), Boys on the Side ( 1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996) and The Creator (1997). She also starred in the television series Weeds, which ran for eight seasons on Showtime and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe for lead actress.

“The MUSE approach to learning centers on creativity, collaboration, and the joy of learning and artistic expression. Each of these artists is known for breaking down barriers to recreate existing art forms and expand how we conceive of different genres and traditions,” said Crocker Coulson, Founder and Chairman of the Board of MUSE. “We are honored that they have agreed to come and spend their time with our children and we expect these will be experiences our students will never forget.”

About MUSE Academy

MUSE Academy is an independent school in Brooklyn, addressing a critical need for high quality humanistic education. We seek to develop each child’s full potential as lifelong learners, expressive artists and active citizens in their community. Music, movement, visual arts and performance are central to the MUSE educational experience and contribute profoundly to cognitive and social development. Our unique preschool and kindergarten programs nurture creativity and a passion for learning from an early age. MUSE Academy has a diverse, warm and welcoming community of families, students and faculty.

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