The board of a century-old music school is at war with its parent body, threatening the school’s ability to perform its core mission, parents say.

The Brooklyn Music School, which has occupied a stately, yet cramped, building on St. Felix Street in Fort Greene since 1909, has been awash in conflict for over a year, with parents accusing the board of being rife with conflicts of interest, and carrying water for an elite private school that rents space in the building.

The private school, Muse Academy, was founded by members of the music school’s executive board through a $185,000 loan as a revenue generator for the music school, which serves students from across the economic spectrum and charges affordable rates for private lessons.

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