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Final Round Schedule

Final round schedule - junior 1 division  Sunday, June 25 10 am  -  Jiahong "Ericsson"  Lin, West Vancouver, British Columbia  10:20 am  -  Sophia Shao, New York, NY  10:40 am  -  Aaron Wang, Mount Pleasant, MI  11 am  -  Philina Zhang, New York, NY  11:20 am  -  BREAK    11:35 …

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SMS High School Celebrates 100% Graduation & College Acceptance Rate

Congratulations to Special Music School High School's Class of 2017! Click here or below to view photos from the June 21 Craduation Ceremony and reception. The first ever class of graduating seniors at Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School High School had a 100% graduation rate. And 100% of the students have been accepted to the conservatories and colleges l…

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Watch SMS High School Students on CBS’s CityViews

Kaufman Music Center's Executive Director Lydia Kontos, the Special Music School High School Advanced Men's Chorus and SMS composer Zachary Detrick celebrated SMS High School's first ever graduation with CBS CityViews host Sharon Barnes-Waters. Click here to watch.  

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Lydia Kontos in The Huffington Post: In 2017, to be a Musician is to be an Entrepreneur

Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos makes important connections between entrepreneurship and the arts. Click here to read the article.

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Amy Roberts Frawley Named Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall

Kaufman Music Center announced this week that Amy Roberts Frawley has joined the staff as Managing Director of Merkin Concert Hall. She steps into this role with experience in artist management, not-for-profit administration, development, marketing, curation and event production. Her most recent positions have been those as curator of performing arts at Wave Hill, program …

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Daily Schedule - 2017 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition

The Semi-Final and Final Rounds of the 2017 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition as well as the Winners' Concert on June 27 are FREE and open to the public. All performances take palce in Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall. Tuesday, June 20 10 am–1:20 pm  -  Semi-Finals for Senior Division 3-7 pm  -  Semi-Fin…

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Special Music School Composer Featured on NY1 News & DNAInfo

18-year-old composer Michelle David, a Special Music School High School senior, Face the Music member and Luna Composition Lab Fellow, has been featured on NY1 News &  DNAInfo. Click here to watch Michelle on NY1 News.   Click here to read the full DNAInfo article.

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View Photos from Kaufman Music Center’s 2017 Gala

2017 Annual gala Kaufman Music Center’s Annual Gala took place on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Guastavino's. This year, we were thrilled to celebrate Special Music School's 20th Anniversary and honor world-renowned violinist, and Special Music School Parent, Joshua Bell with the Creative Arts Award. Joshua performed with esteemed pianist Aless…

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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 …

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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! Researc…

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