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Special Music School Alumna Profile: Luiko Yoshimoto

“At SMS there was an amazing balance between academics and music, and I think that was possible because of the faculty and the community here. I strongly believe that you really can’t find a school like this anywhere else.”

When Luiko Yoshimoto first came to Special Music School as a kindergartener, she loved the small class size and supportive atmosphere, and...

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 celebrating the school's 20th anniversary in Merkin Concert Hall.
The Homecoming performance featured SMS's Advance Women's Chorus, Vox Nova Boys Chorus...

Storm Closure Information - Feb 9

Kaufman Music Center will be OPEN on Fri, Feb 10.

Special Music School and Lucy Moses School will be in session, and the Merkin Concert Hall Box Office will be open from 12-4 pm.

Due to inclement weather, Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School and Lucy Moses School were closed on Thu, Feb 9. Lucy Moses School faculty will be in touch with students about...

NEW PHOTOS: Lucy Moses School Faculty in Concert

The talented faculty members at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School are amazing performers as well as some of NYC's best educators! View photos of the LMS Faculty in Concert performance on Feb 2, 2017 in Merkin Concert Hall. Click here for program details.






Go to the Lucy Moses School home page....

SMS High School Senior Profile: Michelle David

“Maybe in the future we will be an inspiration to other women composers, who won’t be afraid of showing their music to the world.”               

Special Music School High School senior Michelle David vividly recalls the little toy keyboard that first sparked her love of music. “I just had fun with it,” she remembers. “I used to copy songs and improvise.” She soon...

Lucy Moses School’s Alicia Andrews in the New York Times

New York Times retirement columnist Joanne Kaufman's January 27 feature explored the "growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or who are taking up the piano, flute or horn for the first time." Click here to read the full article.

She asked Lucy Moses School Assistant Director and Adult Division...

Face the Music Member/Composer Profile: Paris Lavidis

Face the Music member/composer Paris Lavidis was interviewed by Special Music School and Face the Music alumna Emma Ike.

How many years have you been in Face the Music, and what about the program interested you as a young musician?

I’ve been in FTM around five years now, though it seems like forever. Joining the program was half-accident and half-perfect. Because...

Face the Music Alumna Profile: Camille Dietrich

Face the Music alumna Camille Dietrich was interviewed by Special Music School and Face the Music alumna Emma Ike.

Meet Camille Dietrich: She is currently enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music, and her affinity for contemporary music continues to grow. She has appeared as a soloist with the North New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Rockland Symphony and has...

Assurant Foundation Issues $10,000 Match Challenge for Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon!

Assurant Foundation, one of Kaufman Music Center’s generous corporate partners, has issued a challenge match for the Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon. The first $10,000 raised by parents, families and students will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

The first ever Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon is a special day of marathon performances given by LMS students, with the goal of...

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...

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