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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...

Save the Date for #Giving Tuesday - Nov 29

Save the date!

Kaufman Music Center will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back to your community. Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries worldwide came together to celebrate generosity.

On November 29, you can make sure all students can access our outstanding music education programs, regardless of their...

Thank You for Helping Us Meet the $1 Million Challenge!

In April 2015, Elaine and Henry Kaufman challenged Kaufman Music Center to raise $1 million in new and increased gifts over the next two years. The Kaufman family made this groundbreaking commitment to help us complete the Music Front & Center Campaign, a capacity-building initiative designed to support the Center during a period of rapid growth, with the opening of...

Read About Special Music School in the New York Post

Read about Special Music School in the New York Post!

"They’re hitting an academic high note," writes Selim Algar in the New York Post.

"Students at a Manhattan public school spend more time practicing their piano and cello than hitting their textbooks, and still manage to drown out the competition in math and English.

"The Special Music School at the Kaufman...

Special Music School Alumnus Profle: Luis Diaz

“What I gained and what I felt at Special Music School—that wonder, that desire, that curiosity, and that sense of abandon and childlike passion—has acted as the catalyst for everything that I’ve become today.”
 

Luis Diaz first picked up the recorder in fourth grade at his elementary school in Upper Manhattan and soon earned a scholarship to study the flute with...

PROFILE: Aurora Celestin, 2016 Lucy Moses School Graduate

This spring, Aurora Celestin had a problem most high school seniors would envy: Which college should she choose after receiving acceptance letters from Harvard, Columbia, Barnard, Smith, Wellesley, Swarthmore, Fordham, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, The New School and Hunter College?

Like many of this year’s Lucy Moses School graduates, Aurora has more or less grown up at...

Kaufman Music Center Welcomes New Director of Development

Kaufman Music Center is pleased to welcome Brooke Bryant as Director of Development. Previously, she served as Assistant Director, Strategic Partnerships and Major Gifts Officer at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Major Gifts Officer at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.  Brooke is President of the New York Wellesley Club, and serves on the...

Kaufman’s Lydia Kontos in the Huffington Post: Why Music Is a Necessary Subject in All Schools

The recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is music to my ears.

Indeed, for the first time, music is included in national legislation in the definition of what comprises a "well-rounded" education, thereby empowering every state to support music programs in public schools.

If our public schools are going to truly help their students reach their...

Please Join Us in Giving Back

December 1 is #GIVINGTUESDAY. Please join us in giving back.

At Kaufman Music Center we believe that music has the power to change lives. This #GIVINGTUESDAY we are so proud to share this power on the world stage. Members of our youth ensemble Face The Music have traveled to Paris to give their time and talent. They will be performing the work "Oceans Eat Cities" at...

NEW PHOTOS! Kaufman Music Center’s 2015 Gala

Kaufman Music Center held it's 2015 Gala on May 19 at The Edison Ballroom in Times Square. The evening included performances by students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School as well as Tony winner Jason Robert Brown.

Photos by Monika Graff



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