Brookline Library Music Association

The Brookline Library Music Association (BLMA), founded in 1951, hosts six concerts each season. This provides an opportunity for talented young artists to perform and for members of our community to hear them. One of the oldest library music programs in the country, the BLMA is a distinguished part of the Brookline Library’s cultural programming. It operates independently of the Library, is volunteer-run, and has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Click to see our By-Laws


Concerts are free and held Sunday afternoons at 2:30 PM in Hunneman Hall on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline. There are six concerts per season from October through April with no December concert. Seating is limited to 80.


Information for Performers

If you are a performer or a member of a musical group that would like to be considered for one of the six slots:

  • Email with a link to the MP3 file, YouTube performance, or other digital/video recording you would like us to consider, along with your contact information.
  • Limit your audition to no more than three pieces. Let us know which performance(s) or recording(s) you would like us to consider. Please send links to any personal website or online profile with references or links to your biography, curriculum vitae, performance accomplishments and reviews.

Deadline is February 28 (February 29 in a leap year) for the upcoming season, which runs from October to April (i.e., applications are due in February 2019 for the 2019-2020 season beginning in October).


While BLMA concerts are free, we pay our performers and we have printing and piano tuning costs. Please help us maintain this proud Brookline tradition and keep the music flowing in Hunneman Hall by becoming a BLMA member. BLMA membership dues are $20 per year and you will receive notification of each concert.

If you would like to join, please send checks to:
Brookline Library Music Association
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445