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Congratulations to Special Music School High School’s Class of 2017!

Congratulations to Special Music School High School's Class of 2017!

100% of SMS's first ever class of graduating seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities including The Juilliard School, Columbia University, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Barnard College, Boston University, Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, Brandeis...

Lucy Moses School Discovery Day 2017 - June 13

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 3:30-6:30 pm, FREE
Ages 4+
Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th St. on NYC's Upper West Side

We will begin taking reservations on May 8.

Try Out Lots of Different Instruments
Set your child up for future success!...

Cello Masterclass with Ronald Crutcher - Apr 25

Cello Masterclass with
President, University of Richmond

Tue, Apr 25, 4 pm, FREE
Merkin Concert Hall Upper Lobby

Talented Special Music School High School students Boubacar Diallo, Jihyeuk Choi & Frederic Renaud will perform in an open class.

Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, a national leader in higher education, a distinguished classical musician,...

DONOR PROFILE: Dorothy Silverstein

“Kaufman Music Center fosters an understanding of the importance of music in people’s lives, what it does to their souls, what it does to their spirit. It brings together people from different backgrounds and ideologies.”  - Dorothy Silverstein

Dorothy Silverstein first came to Kaufman Music Center nearly 40 years ago when a friend invited her to meet some of the...

PHOTOS: Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon

On Feb 26, the Lucy Moses School community came together to support one another at the first ever LMS Play-a-thon. More than 80 young students and adult musicians performed in a marathon of six recitals.

Best of all, we raised over $63,000 for scholarships, including a $10,000 Challenge Match from the Assurant Foundation! Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our...

PROFILE: Costume Designer Terri Bush

If you’ve ever attended one of the joyful performances at Kaufman Music Center’s annual Summer Musical Theater Workshop or taken in a Poppy Seed Players show or Special Music School spring concert, you’ve probably admired costumes by Terri Bush. She first came to Kaufman 22 years ago after hearing about the summer workshop and contacting its director, Sean Hartley....

Budget Eliminates National Endowment for the Arts - Here’s What You Can Do

Dear Friends of Kaufman Music Center,

Today it was announced that the President’s budget proposal calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This would be a tremendous loss. I am reaching out to inform you about this issue and to share ways you can help.

Why is this important? For Kaufman Music Center, the NEA has been one of our longest...

Snow Closure Info

Kaufman Music Center is open on Wednesday, MArch 15.

Special Music School/P.S. 859
 is open on Wednesday, March 15.

Lucy Moses School is open on Wednesday, March 15. Teachers will be in touch with students about making up classes or lessons,

Merkin Concert Hall is open on Wednesday, March 15.

The New York Festival of Song: Four Islands
concert originally...

SMS High School Concerto Competition Winners Concert - March 25

Special Music School High School Concerto Competition
Winners Performance

Sat, March 25, 7 pm
MLK Educational Complex Auditorium
(Amsterdam Ave. btw, 65th & 66th Streets)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Special Music School High School Concerto Competition, and to everyone who auditioned!

The winners will perform  with Contemporaneous, conducted by...

ComposerCraft Teams up with Metropolis Ensemble for “Zodiac Composites”

What happens when teenage composers interact with the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen and the ideals of 20th-century Dadaist art? Kaufman Music Center’s ComposerCraft and Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble join hands to explore the mysteries of the zodiac.

Zodiac Composites: The Twelve Tones of the Zodiac

A Concert by ComposerCraft and Metropolis Ensemble

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