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Thank You for Helping Us Meet the $1 Million Challenge!

In April 2015, Elaine and Henry Kaufman challenged Kaufman Music Center to raise $1 million in new and increased gifts over the next two years. The Kaufman family made this groundbreaking commitment to help us complete the Music Front & Center Campaign, a capacity-building initiative designed to support the Center during a period of rapid growth, with the opening of...

October Holiday Closures

The Kaufman Music Center offices and the Merkin Concert Hall Box Office will be closed on the following days:

Mon, Oct 3 (Rosh Hashanah)
Tue, Oct 4 (Rosh Hashanah)
Wed, Oct 12 (Yom Kippur)
Mon, Oct 17 (Succoth)
Tue, Oct 18 (Succoth)
Mon, Oct 24 (Shemini Atzeret)
Tue, Oct 25 (Shemini Atzeret)

Lucy Moses School is not in session on the following days.

Special Music School Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Did you know that Special Music School is celebrating its 20th anniversary? In September 1996, the School opened with 30 students in Kindergarten and first grade. Today, SMS educates over 300 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and its first-ever senior class will graduate in June 2017.

Throughout two decades, Special Music School has maintained a commitment...

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Kaufman Music Center Announces New Partnership with One Day University

On Tue, Nov 15, at 7:30 pm, Kaufman Music Center joins forces with adult education phenomenon One Day University to produce “Broadway’s One Hit Wonders,” the third performance in Kaufman’s annual Broadway Close Up series. Musical theater is known as the domain of certain super-talents with strings of hits: Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Gershwins, etc....

Student Profile: Special Music School High School Senior Johanna Nelson

“SMS is like my personal guru that watches me try something, maybe fail, try again, and succeed. But I think that by the end of this year, I’ll be ready to face the world, armed with the knowledge, and love, I received at SMS.”
                                       - Johanna Nelson, Special Music School High School Senior

When Special Music School student Johanna...

Read About Special Music School in the New York Post

Read about Special Music School in the New York Post!

"They’re hitting an academic high note," writes Selim Algar in the New York Post.

"Students at a Manhattan public school spend more time practicing their piano and cello than hitting their textbooks, and still manage to drown out the competition in math and English.

"The Special Music School at the Kaufman...

New York Family Spotlights Lucy Moses School Dance Program

Picking the Right Dance Genre for Your Child

"Is your child ready to make the jump from twirling around the living room to sashaying across the studio?" writes Samantha Lauriello in New York Family Magazine.

When considering enrolling your child in dance classes, you'll have to decide whcih genre is the right fit. We asked experts from some of the city's leading...

Special Music School Test Scores Top District 3

State Test Scores Rise at Upper West Side Schools, reports DNAInfo.

"As in 2014-2015, the Special Music School on West 67th Street and the Anderson School on West 77th Street did exceptionally well on the exams in 2015-2016, tying for the top scores in math district-wide and occupying the top two slots in English," write Emily Frost and Nigel Chiwaya in DNAInfo.


Student & Faculty News - Fall 2016

Special Music School

SMS is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Click here for details.

SMS’s 5th grade chorus, Vox Nova Children’s Chorus, will sing five performances with The Little Orchestra Society on their all-Mendelssohn program for families on Feb 11 and 12 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Get tickets.

SMS High School’s Advanced Women’s...

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