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View Photos of the First Ever Special Music School Homecoming

On January 8, Kaufman Music Center welcomed Special Music School alumni and more than 400 guests including current SMS students, parents, faculty, Board members donors and friends to a sold-out Homecoming Concert in Merkin Concert Hall.
 
The Homecoming performance featured SMS's Advance Women's Chorus, Vox Nova Boys Chorus and Elementary Chorus, the Homecoming...

Here’s Why Making Music as an Older Adult Is So Satisfying

Four LMS Adult Division musicians share their stories and explain why making music as an older adult is especially fulfilling.

Many of the enthusiastic students filling the classrooms and hallways of Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School with music and song fit a slightly different profile than some might expect. Among the children heading to their lessons are many...

KMC’s Top 10 Moments of 2016

Kaufman Music Center's Top 10 Moments of 2016

With over 40,000 visitors at Merkin Concert Hall, 4,000 students participating in our music, dance, and theater education program, and countless hours of rehearsals and performances, it's been an amazing year at Kaufman Music Center!

1.  Special Music School celebrated its 20th Anniversary
In September 1996, the School...

SMS High School Senior Profile: Josh Kail

"Music has taught me to believe in myself.”

Violist Josh Kail, a senior at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School (SMS), doesn’t remember exactly what first inspired him to pick up the violin as a second grader. But he vividly recalls the camaraderie that he felt while making music with his fellow students at Central Park East II, a public school...

Announcing the 2016-17 Luna Composition Lab Fellows

New Composition Mentorship Program for Teen Girls Addresses Gender Gap in the Field of Classical Music, Inspires Young Women to Compose

Kaufman Music Center and Luna Composition Lab founders Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid announce the 2016-17 Luna Composition Lab Fellows. The three aspiring teen composers will be mentored by established women composers and have their...

Special Music School Alumni Profile: Max Newman

“SMS was truly what made me the musician that I am today.”

Max Newman vividly remembers his first impressions of Special Music School as a first grader in 1996, the school’s first year. He loved the small, tight-knit community, the welcoming and supportive vibe, and especially the field trips. “It was an extremely enriching environment,” he recalls. “I remember...

Ticket Discounts for Kaufman Music Center Students, Families & Faculty

Students, their families and faculty at Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School, Lucy Moses School and Face the Music get big discounts on tickets to concerts in selected series at Merkin Concert Hall.

To claim the Kaufman discount, purchase tickets in person (limit of 2 per concert) or by phone at 212 501 3330 and identify yourself as a student, family member of...

Student & Faculty News - Nov 2016

Special Music School


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

 

On January 8, Kaufman Music Center welcomed Special Music School alumni and more than 400 guests including current SMS students, parents, faculty, Board members donors and friends to a sold-out Homecoming Concert in Merkin Concert Hall. View photos.



SMS’s...

Save the Date for #Giving Tuesday - Nov 29

Save the date!

Kaufman Music Center will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back to your community. Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries worldwide came together to celebrate generosity.

On November 29, you can make sure all students can access our outstanding music education programs, regardless of their...

Listen to Ecstatic Music Festival Performances On Demand

Launched in January 2011 with a seven-hour marathon featuring Buke and Gase, Missy Mazzoli, Nadia Sirota, Timo Andres and NOW Ensemble among many others, Kaufman Music Center's annual Ecstatic Music Festival has become known as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times). Over the last seven years, artists from across the sonic spectrum - including...

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