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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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Joshua Bell Announces Our Year of Thanks to Lydia Kontos

Dear Friends,

As the proud parent of children studying at Kaufman Music Center, I am writing today to ask you to join me in saying “thank you” to an extraordinary woman. 

Lydia Kontos, Executive Director of Kaufman Music Center, will be...

New York Flute Day Masterclass with Sir James Galway & Lady Jeanne Galway - March 18

Sunday, March 18, 10:30 am-3pm
Ackman Space (Merkin Concert Hall Upper Lobby)

Featuring students from Kaufman Music Center and the NYC flute community.

This event is free for the Kaufman Music Center community. LMS students must show ID....

Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos on the Music Industry’s Gender Gap Problem

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PHOTOS: Kronos Quartet Partners with Face the Music Youth New Music Ensemble

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018, the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet joined Kaufman Music Center’s youth new music ensemble Face the Music to perform new works at the Ecstatic Music Festival. The two ensembles performed separately and together at Merkin Concert...

Composer & Luna Lab Founder Missy Mazzoli Featured in Washington Post

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Learn more about the Luna Lab mentorship program for young women composers.

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Assurant Issues Challenge Match for Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon

Assurant Issues Challenge Match for Play-a-thon at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School

We are thrilled to announce that the Assurant Foundation, one of Kaufman Music Center’s generous corporate partners, has issued a challenge match for the Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon. The first $10,000 raised by parents, families and students...

Student & Faculty News - Winter 2018

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition!

Simon Hagopian-Rogers, violin
Special Music School, student of Christina Khimm

Julia Jones, violin
Lucy Moses School, student of Viktor Basis


Young Virtuoso to Watch: Gabo Lewis, Viola

A Q&A with Violist Gabo Lewis, a Senior at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School and Member of Face the Music

Gabo Lewis began his musical career as a toddler banging on pots and pans and took up the violin at age 4. A...

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