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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 Different …

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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 fundi…

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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 hor…

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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…

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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. Dance Camp Group 1 (ages 6-9) – August 13-17 Group 2 (ages 9-13) – August 13-17 Group 3 (ages 6-13) – August 27-30 Instructor: Andrea Redman Dance Camp introduces girls and boys to several forms of dance…

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A Musical Evening with Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung

Musical Evenings Benefitting Special Music School Kaufman Music Center's Musical Evenings 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 beautifu…

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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 …

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Meet Caridad Reyes, Vocalist & Special Music School Senior

A 17-year-old from Harlem, Caridad Reyes has “grown up” at Kaufman Music Center. She says: “I’m from a household where no one was a musician, and coming to Kaufman Music Center helped me learn what music was and what it means.” Now a senior at Special Music School, Caridad began studying music at Lucy Moses School in the first …

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Announcing our Annual Gala - May 14, 2018

On Monday, May 14, 2018, Kaufman Music Center will present longtime Executive Director Lydia Kontos with the Lifetime Achievement Award at our 2018 Gala. Lydia will be recognized for her distinguished career at Kaufman Music Center, which has spanned nearly 40 years, on the occasion of her retirement (planned for fall 2018). The Gala is part of our “Year of Thanks&r…

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2018 Gala Opportunities for Support

OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT OUR 2018 GALA There are many opportuniites to support our 2018 Gala honoring Lydia Kontos. We hope you will be part of this special evening! There has been great demand for tickets to the Gala, and the event is almost sold out. If you are interested in attending, please call the Development Office at 212 501 3350 in inquire about availability. Tab…

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