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SMS High School OnStage Ensemble Concert, 6 pm, MLK Auditorium

SMS Receives Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award

Sandra Noreen, SMS Dean of Music, and Katie Banucci-Smith, SMS Principal, will attend the 2015 Symposium on Music in Schools at Yale University.

Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School (SMS) has been awarded the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award. SMS Dean of Music, Sandra Noreen and Principal Katie Banucci-Smith will attend the 2015 Symposium on Music in...

NEW VIDEO! Watch Lucy Moses School Students Perform at the 2015 Scholarship Concert

The 2015 Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert in Merkin Concert Hall on March 10 showcased some of the most talented students at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School.

More than a quarter of the school's Young People's Division students receive scholarships allowing them to study instruments at LMS. Click here to help give deserving children access to music...

Listen to the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival Concerts on Demand!

Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum!

Listen to the 2015 performances on demand at Q2 Music:

Mantra Percussion & Ian Williams 1/15
Helado Negro & thingNY 2/12
Julia Holter, Alex Temple & Spektral Quartet, 2/25
Bang on a Can People's...

Violin Masterclass with Dmitri Berlinsky 3/22

Sunday, March 22, 10:30 am in Ann Goodman Recital Hall
FREE and open to the public.

Three talented Kaufman Music Center piano students – Emma Ike, Lucas Sanchez and Paris Lavidis – will participate in an open violin masterclass with the exciting violinist and Michigan State University College of Music violin faculty member Dmitri Berlinsky.

Mr. Berlinsky arrived on...

Cathy White O’Rourke Named President of Kaufman Music Center’s Board of Trustees

Kaufman Music Center announced this week that Cathy White O’Rourke has been elected President of the Center’s Board of Trustees. A classically trained pianist with a professional background in fundraising and finance, Ms. O’Rourke has long been a strong supporter of Kaufman’s mission of music education and performance.

“I am very excited to join the leadership of...

NEW VIDEO! Get a Sneak Preview of Broadway Playhouse: Frank Loesser

Why wait until Sunday? Here are the Broadway Playhouse Players performing "Fugue for Tinhorns" from Frank Loesser's "Guys and Dolls." On March 8 they'll introduce kids to other classic Loesser muscials too, including "How To Succeed in Business without Really Trying," at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall. Get concert details.

Piano Masterclass with Alexander Braginsky on 3/15

Sunday, March 15, 10:30 am in Ann Goodman Recital Hall
FREE and open to the public.

Three talented Kaufman Music Center piano students – Kyrie McKintosh, Mia Bramel and Nicole Naloy – will participate in an open class with the esteemed pedagogue and University of Minnesota in Minneapolis piano faculty member Alexander Braginsky.

Offering his audiences a repertoire...

Face the Music to Perform with Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall

More than 40 string players from Kaufman Music Center's acclaimed teen new music ensemble Face the Music will perform Dutch composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven’s “On Parole” with the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, March 7. The program also includes music by The National's Bryce DessnerDerek Charke and Aleksandra Vrebalov as well as a film by Bill...

Face the Music joins Kronos Quartet’s “Fifty for the Future”

Kaufman Music Center's Award-Winning Teen Contemporary Classical Ensemble
Face the Music Named Legacy Partner for Kronos Quartet's
Groundbreaking Fifty for the Future Initiative

Face the Music, Only Youth Group in the U.S. Dedicated to Creating and Performing Works by Living Composers, will serve as Educational Performance Incubator
for New String Compositions

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