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Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos Announces Retirement

A Letter from Lydia Kontos
 

Dear Friends,

It is with joy and excitement – and a touch of the bittersweet – that I announce my plan to retire as Executive Director of Kaufman Music Center in September 2018.

I joined the staff of Kaufman Music Center (then called The Hebrew Arts School for Music and Dance) in January 1979, and officially became Executive...

DNA Info Profiles SMS High School’s New Dean of Music

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Special Music School Ranked #1 in New York State

Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School (M. 859) has been ranked as the #1 elementary and middle school in New York State based on the 2017 state math and English test scores. Congratulations to SMS students, parents and faculty!

Click here to see the rankings on Schooldigger.com.

Special Music Students Achieve 100% Proficiency on State Tests

Congratulations to Special Music School Students, who are once again at the top of the list!

 

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NEW VIDEOS: 2017 Summer Musical Theater Workshop

Watch campers at the 2017 Summer Musical Theater Workshop perform seven original musicals inspired by science fiction stories from "Spaceballs" to "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Student & Faculty News - August 2017

Special Music School Student News

Special Music School was ranked as NYC's  #1 elementary and middle school based on state test scores. Get details in Schooldigger.

Congratulations to SMS for being one of three NYC schools with 100% proficiency in English and one of four with 100% proficiency in math! Click here for the details in Chalkbeat.

Audrey Ang (third...

Andrew Copper Named Dean of Music at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School

Kaufman Music Center announced this week that Andrew Copper has joined the staff as Dean of Music at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School. Currently the Principal Horn of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, his most recent position has been Associate Executive Director at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. In this role he served as...

Kids & Musical Theater: The Off-Stage Impact

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Click here to browse theater classes for kids at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School.

Campaign Launch: 20th Anniversary Match Challenge

There's just one week left to help us meet our match challenge to raise $100,000!
Give before Aug 31 to have your gift DOUBLED! We're 89% there!

Click here to unlock an extra $100,000 for Kaufman Music Center!

June 21, 2017 was an historic day for the Kaufman Music Center community. After starting Special Music School in 1996 with only 30 students, we watched our...

2017 International Youth Piano Competition Winners Concert - June 27

Tue, June 27, 2 pm
Merkin Concert Hall
FREE ADMISSION

Last week, 62 young piano virtuosos from 11 countries came to NYC to compete in the Semi-Final and Final rounds of the 2017 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition. See the thirteen extraordinarily talented winners perform!

FEATURING:

Junior 1 Division (up to age 10)
FIRST PRIZE: Split...

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