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Welcome, alumni of Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School, Special Music School & Young Artist Program!

Whether you attended Special Music School, took instrument lesons or classes at Lucy Moses School, or participated in the Summer Musical Theater Workshop or Young Artist Program, we want to hear from you!

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Special Music School Alumna Profile: Lily Holgate

“Music is about sharing with other people. It’s about giving something to someone else, something that you have to offer that is special to you and unique to you.” 

 
Violinist Lily Holgate attended Special Music School from Kindergarten...

VIEW PHOTOS from the Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition!

Yali Levy Schwartz, piano student of Genya Paley
Nicole Razhanskiy, violin student of Viktor Basis
Lukas Sánchez, violin student of Julie Kurtzman
Bianna...

Special Music School Alumnus Profile: Dwight Rivera

“Studying music made me really curious about everything. I love science and I love history. It gave me a curiosity about everything in the world that I don’t think anything else would have.”

Dwight Rivera doesn’t precisely remember beginning his...

Special Music School Alumna Profile: Chloe Holgate

“Music is a second language to me. It’s just so comfortable and such a fun challenge. That does give you a different perspective on life."

Chloe Holgate vividly remembers her first day at Special Music School, when she auditioned for a spot in...

Special Music School Alumna Profile: Luiko Yoshimoto

“At SMS there was an amazing balance between academics and music, and I think that was possible because of the faculty and the community here. I strongly believe that you really can’t find a school like this anywhere else.”

When Luiko Yoshimoto...

View Photos of the First Ever Special Music School Homecoming

On January 8, Kaufman Music Center welcomed Special Music School alumni and more than 400 guests including current SMS students, parents, faculty, Board members donors and friends to a sold-out Homecoming Concert celebrating the school's 20th...

NEW PHOTOS: Lucy Moses School Faculty in Concert

The talented faculty members at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School are amazing performers as well as some of NYC's best educators! View photos of the LMS Faculty in Concert performance on Feb 2, 2017 in Merkin Concert Hall. Click here for...

Lucy Moses School’s Alicia Andrews in the New York Times

New York Times retirement columnist Joanne Kaufman's January 27 feature explored the "growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or who are taking up the piano, flute or horn...

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