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Kaufman Music Center is New York’s go-to place for music education and performance.

Our Belief
Music is essential to the human experience and a vital component of education for everyone.

Mission
Kaufman Music Center stimulates appreciation of and participation in music through music performance and education in ways that awaken creativity, advance innovation and create a sense of wonder among performers, students, teachers and the public at large.

At Kaufman Music Center, music lovers - from curious fans to renowned performers - come together to explore their musical passions. Founded in 1952 as a community music school, today’s Kaufman Music Center is home to:

Merkin Hall
Enlightening, adventurous performances for all audiences

Lucy Moses School
NYC's largest community arts school

Special Music School
A K-12 public school for musically gifted children

Face the Music
The critically-acclaimed youth new music ensemble

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Merkin Hall

Merkin Hall

Events and Concerts

Lucy Moses School

Lucy Moses School

Music, Dance and Theater Classes and Lessons for All Ages

Special Music School

Special Music School (M 859)

Public School for Musically Gifted Children

Face the Music

Face the Music

Youth New Music Ensemble