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Face the Music

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

Registration is always open to young musicians age 12-18!
For info, email facethemusic@kaufmanmusiccenter.org or call 212 501 3360.

Face the Music is Kaufman Music Center’s contemporary music education program for teenagers, and the country’s only youth orchestra dedicated to post-genre music by living composers. Praised for “stunning performances” by the New York Times, Face the Music features a collection of ensembles including a chamber orchestra, a jazz big-band, an improvisation collective, string quartets and mixed chamber-ensembles, all dedicated to studying and performing experimental, new-classical, new-jazz & avant-garde music written exclusively by living composers.

Face the Music members have unparalleled performance opportunities at high-profile NYC spaces like Merkin Hall, National Sawdust, Roulette, The Jazz Gallery and BAMcafé as well as experimental performance spaces and schools. Face the Music also offers mentorship, support and unique promotional opportunities to developing young performers and composers through its unparalleled network of professional contemporary musicians, organizations, media and venues. In partnership with Luna Composition Lab, Face the Music mentors young female composers.

Rehearsals take place on Sundays during the school year.
Seating auditions for the 2018-19 year: Sun, Sep 9, 16 & 23, 2018
Rehearsals begin Sun, Sep 23, 2018.
See the full rehearsal schedule.


Face the Music

Tel: 917 441 3692, ext. 5

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