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View Photos from Kaufman Music Center’s 2018 Gala

Kaufman Music Center’s 2018 Gala honored the legacy of long-time Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos and raised nearly $1 million in support of Kaufman’s music education programs.

The event, which took place on Monday, May 14, at Guastavino's in New York City, featured performances by flute legends Sir James Galway & Lady Jeanne Galway, opera...

Sneak Peek - Ailyn Pérez’s Gala Performance

With only a few days left until our annual Gala, the Kaufman Music Center community is eagerly preparing for what is sure to be a very memorable evening.

This year, we are excited to be honoring our Executive Director, Lydia Kontos, who has worked tirelessly for 40 years to help this institution thrive! In addition to celebrating Lydia, the Gala will feature...

Discovery Day 2018 - June 6

DISCOVERY DAY: AN INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 3:30-6:30 pm, FREE
Ages 4 and up
Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th St. on NYC's Upper West Side

Reserve a spot today by calling 212 501 3360.

Try Out Lots of Different...

Discovery Day Instrument Petting Zoo - June 6

DISCOVERY DAY: AN INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 3:30-6:30 pm, FREE
Ages 4 and up
Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th St. on NYC's Upper West Side

Reserve a spot today! call 212 501 3360 Or EMAIL US.

Try Out Lots of...

Kaufman’s Special Music School to Receive $25,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $25,000 to Kaufman Music Center for Special Music School’s Music Program. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and...

Meet Kabir Adhiya-Kumar, Drummer & Special Music School Senior

Kabir Adhiya-Kumar is a 17-year-old drummer from Washington Heights. In a few weeks, he will graduate from Special Music School High School.

Kabir’s musical roots are in rock and roll. He remembers running home every day after school as a child, so that he could play along with Led Zeppelin records!  

Kaufman Music Center has broadened Kabir’s musical horizons. As a...

Meet Ahmanni Recchi, Vocalist & Special Music School Senior

Ahmanni Recchi is a 12th-grade voice major at Special Music School. She says: "Music has always been a part of my life, and I could not imagine a life without it."

Ahmanni first realized she could sing when she was chosen to be part of a gospel choir as a child – and she hasn't stopped since!

Ahmanni's favorite academic classes at SMS are English and history....

Summer Camps at Lucy Moses School - Music, Dance & Theater

2018 Summer Camps at Lucy Moses School

Register now for music, dance and theater camps!
To register, call 212 501 3360, or get registration info online.

Summer Musical Theater Workshop
July 2 – August 2 (Ages 6-15)

VIDEO: Watch last summer's SMTW performances!
Instructors: Sean Hartley, Alicia Andrews, Steve Brennan, Angie Gomez, Suzanne Gregoire, Christina...

A Musical Evening with Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung

 Musical Evenings Benefitting Special Music School


Our Musical Evening Series offers an incredible opportunity to experience intimate recitals by world-class musicians in support of the Center's Special Music School - New York City's only K-12 public school to include music as a part of the core curriculum. These events take place in beautiful, private homes...

Meet Arcinello Jocson, Jazz Guitarist & Special Music School Senior

An 18-year-old from Astoria, Queens, Arcinello Jocson is in the “home stretch” of his senior year at Special Music School. He says: “Music is important to study because it teaches a person discipline. Discipline enables musicians to become better at their craft and to become more well-rounded individuals.”

At Special Music School, Arcinello (whose friends call him...

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