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High School Clubs

Sailing Club
Sailing Club
Chess Club
Chess Club

Clubs at Special Music School High School include:

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Meet Oliver Ramsdell, Summer Musical Theater Workshop Camper

Oliver Ramsdell is a fourth year camper at Lucy Moses School’s Summer Musical Theater Workshop. He says: “I really like acting with Wendy Gross Baker, my director. That’s really fun! I also like singing with John O’Neill because we get to learn...

Meet Elliott Bluestein - Composer, Pianist & 2018 Special Music School Graduate

Elliott Bluestein's life is strongly influenced by music. He started piano lessons when he was three, but knew he wanted to take music seriously when he began to compose at age seven.

Elliott's favorite part of Special Music School is its...

Meet Carol Sifuentes, composer & 2018 Special Music School graduate

Carol Sifuentes is a recent graduate of Special Music School, where she majored in composition. She says: “SMS offers a one-of-a-kind education that creates a unique teen. We are performers, listeners, and open-minded community members. I’m glad I...

2019 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition Announced

The 2019 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition will be held from June 18-23, 2019 in New York City. The Winners Showcase Concert Concert takes place in Merkin Hall on June 25, 2019.

Application info will be posted in fall...

Meet Jay-Len McClean, Saxophonist & SMS 10th Grader

Jay-Len McLean is a 10th grade saxophonist from Bedford-Stuyvesant. Music became a special part of his life when he began lessons at 11 years old.

When he entered Special Music School in 9th grade, he made a serious commitment to his musical...

Congratulations to the Special Music School Class of 2018!

Congratulations to the Special Music School P.S. 859 Class of 2018 on a 100% graduation rate and a 100% college acceptance rate!

2018 Graduates will attend conservatories and universities including The Juilliard School, Columbia University, the...

Kate Sheeran to Succeed Lydia Kontos as Executive Director of Kaufman Music Center

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to announce that my successor has been appointed by Kaufman Music Center’s Board of Trustees. I am honored to have the opportunity to share this news with you.

The Board has appointed...

Meet Sirena Beard-Galati, composer & Special Music School 11th grader

Sirena Beard-Galati is an 11th grader at Special Music School, where she studies composition. She says: “Through practicing your craft you start to discover your voice. It’s very important for children and growing teenagers to be surrounded by...

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Grades K-8:
Tel: 212 501 3390

High School:
Tel: 212 501 3395

Administrative Offices

Grades K-8:
Tel: 212 501 3318

Grades 9-12:
Tel: 917 441 3692

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