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PROFILE: Aurora Celestin, 2016 Lucy Moses School Graduate

This spring, Aurora Celestin had a problem most high school seniors would envy: Which college should she choose after receiving acceptance letters from Harvard, Columbia, Barnard, Smith, Wellesley, Swarthmore, Fordham, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, The New School and Hunter College?

Like many of this year’s Lucy Moses School graduates, Aurora has more or less grown up at...

Special Events & Offers for Friends of Kaufman Music Center

Ilan Lev Method Introductory Workshop

Sep 6- 9 & 11, 10 am-5 pm
Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St.)

Price: $800
The Ilan Lev Method works with improving human capabilities and removal of functional difficulties. It solves issues concerning physical disabilities and injuries, resolves body-circulation issues, relieves pain, skeletal and joint problems, etc. This...

Student, Faculty & Parent News - Summer 2016


Piano students of Catherine FabianDavin Khan (age 9), Aidan Khan (age 12), Chenghiz Chakmak (age 11) and Sean Zhang (age 15) – participated in the Long Island Music Teachers Association Music Festival on June 12. All four students scored 100% and were awarded gold medals.

LMS students of Bonnie McAlvin (Theory) wrote and produced their own...

Lydia Kontos in the Huffington Post: How to Prevent the Summer Slide in Music Learning

Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos weighs in on how to keep kids engaged with music during the summer, when routines are often disrupted, and how to think differently about their learning.

Click here to read the full article.

Congratulations to the 2016 Lucy Moses School Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2016 Graduates!

Many of this year’s 20 graduating seniors have been making music at Kaufman Music Center since early childhood. We’re sad that they’re leaving us, but excited about all the adventures they have to look forward to as they move on to the next stage of their lives. Next fall they’ll be attending college including Harvard...

“Solar Flare” Composers Speak Out about the June 19 Celebration of Women Composers

Composers featured at "Solar Flare: A Celebration of Women Composers" on June 19 speak out!

Click here for tickets and event info.

Sofia Belimova
Michelle David
Whitney George
Isabel Janovsky
Tamar Muskal
Nina C. Young

Sofia Belimova 10th grade, Trinity School
“For hundreds of years, society tried its best to repress female composers, destroying their...

Highlights from the 2016 Gala

Kaufman Music Center’s Annual Gala took place at The Edison Ballroom on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Center was proud to honor longtime supporter Solange Landau with the Patron Award and conductor David Robertson with the Creative Arts Award. At this elegant event, nearly 300 supporters gathered to celebrate Solange and David’s accomplishments. Guests enjoyed performances...

SMS Takes Manhattan - May 20

On Friday, May 20 from 4-6 pm, drop by six locations in Manhattan to hear and support Special Music School students, who will be busking to raise funds for the school's music program.

Here's where to find them:

Richard Tucker Square - 66th St. & Broadway
Columbia University, 116th St. & Broadway
Apple Store, 59th St. & 5th Ave.
South Street Seaport
South Ferry,...

Discovery Day 2016 - June 21

Sample a menagerie of musical instruments with expert faculty at NYC's largest community music school!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 3:30-6:30 pm, FREE
Ages 4+
Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th St. on NYC's Upper West Side

Try Out Lots of Different Instruments
Set your child up for future success! Research overwhelmingly shows that learning to...

It’s Time to Renew Your Broadway Close Up Subscription!

Welcome to the Fall 2016 Season!
Current Subscribers: Renew by June 27 to keep your seats!

Renew Your Subscription

Or call the Box Office at 212 501 3330.

Here's a sneak peek at the fall 2016 performances:

Mon, Sep 26, 7:30 pm
Bound For Broadway with Liz Callaway
Want to see the next Avenue Q or Hamilton before anyone else? Don't miss Bound for Broadway! An annual event eagerly...

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