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Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music is the country's only youth ensemble dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers.

BE A PART OF FACE THE MUSIC! Registration for the 2016-17 season is now open to young musicians between the ages of 8 and 18. To register, email facethemusic@kaufmanmusiccenter.org or contact the Lucy Moses School Registrar at 212 501 3360.

Sept 11: Seating Auditions
Sept 18: Rehearsals begin

Face the Music is a unique youth orchestra: An ensemble and collective music-making program where young and committed musicians use the music of today as a vehicle to explore collaborative decision-making and develop leadership skills. With two orchestras, a jazz big band, an experimental-improvisation collective, string quartets, a composer program, and many chamber music ensembles, Face the Music encourages and empowers young musicians to contribute to the vibrant texture of today's contemporary music scene.

Advancing its commitment to promoting the work of living composers, Face the Music studies and performs music written by its own members. Students may submit their music through Face the Music’s Call for Scores! Pieces are considered for coaching sessions and performances or reading sessions. To submit a piece, please email your score to facethemusic@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

2016-17 highlights will include:

* Collaborations with composers and performers including Angélica Negrón & Balún, David Bloom & Contemporaneous, Du Yun, Sam Pluta, Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, four-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck, Argento New Music Project and Kronos Quartet.

* Music by Snarky Puppy, David Lang, Darcy James Argue, Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli and John Adams.

* Real-world performance experience in professional NYC venues including Merkin Concert Hall, National Sawdust, Roulette, The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn Raga Massive and Ecstatic Music Festival in Brooklyn's DIY community.

* A  team of coaches and conductors who are active NYC performers, composers and conductors: Aakash Mittal, Adrianna Mateo, David Bloom, Whitney George, and many more.

Tuition for the Performance Program is $360 for the entire season.

Vasudevan Panicker, Face the Music Director
Ian Munro, Face the Music Managing Director

Support Face the Music! Call 212 501 3350 or donate online.


Face the Music

Tel: 917 441 3692, ext. 5

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