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NEW VIDEO! Find out about our newest series, What Makes It Great?

The season begins on Monday, October 20 at 7:30 pm with "Spring" & "Summer"
from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.


Rob K Video from Kaufman Music Center on Vimeo.

Special Music School Ranks #1 on State English Test

Kaufman Music School's Special Music School is #1!

Congratulations to Special Music School 4th graders, who ranked #1 in NYC on NY State English tests last spring! Every single 4th grader passed the test last spring compared with fewer than a third of student city-wide. Studying music is clearly linked to academic success!

Click here to read an article on SMS's...

Emily Krell Named Producer & Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall

Kaufman Music Center announced this week that Emily Krell has joined the staff as Producer and Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall. Krell has been working with the Center as an independent producer since 2009, producing the Ecstatic Music Festival, New York Guitar Festival, Tuesday Matinees and other series and events. In her new role as Producer and Managing...

NEW VIDEOS & PHOTOS:  LMS Summer String Fest 2014

On Friday, August 22, the 30 students in Lucy Moses School’s Summer String Fest capped an intensive week of lessons, sectionals and chamber orchestra instruction with a concert in Merkin Concert Hall.

WATCH VIDEOS of performance highlights:
GEMINIANI  -  Concerto Grosso "La Folia" by (Selected Variations)
ELGAR  -  Serenade for Strings (Larghetto)
STRAUSS  - ...

Announcing the 2014-15 Performers - “What Makes It Great?”

Kaufman Music Center announces a series of exceptional performers who will join What Makes It Great? host Rob Kapilow at Merkin Concert Hall this fall.

Kapilow – conductor, composer, author and NPR music commentator – unravels and explores great musical masterpieces with audiences and performers on stage, asking what makes great music great? He takes listeners inside...

LMS Faculty Member Svetlana Smolina Featured in Keyboard Magazine

Lucy Moses School piano faculty member Svetlana Smolina is featured in the August issue of Keyboard Magazine! Click below to read her interview.

Pianist Svetlana Smolina, a faculty member at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School, is featured in the August 2014 Keyboard Magazine.

NEW PHOTOS: Summer Musical Theater Workshop Performance

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Me!

For the last five weeks, the students in the 2014 Summer Musical Theater Workshop at Lucy Moses School have been hard at work with some of NYC's most creative theater writers and directors to develop seven original musicals about everyday heroes.

Here are some highlights from the exuberant final performances in Merkin Concert...

International Youth Piano Competition

Calling all young pianists!

The application deadline for the 2015 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition is March 1, 2015. Open to young pianists between 7 and 17, the competition awards cash prizes and the opportunity to perform at the Winners Showcase Concert in Merkin Concert Hall on June 23, 2015.

Above: 2013 Senior Division First Prize...

Summer String Fest Final Performance

The talented young participants in Lucy Moses School’s 2014 Summer String Fest will wrap up an intensive week of music-making with a FREE concert in Merkin Concert Hall on Friday, August 22 at 3 pm. The program includes works by Geminiani, Elgar and Strauss, plus a special performance by this year’s String Fest Quartet-in-Residence: the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet!...

Summer String Fest Performance

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