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Kids Can Try Out Instruments at Discovery Day on June 21!

New York’s largest community arts school opens its doors to the public for its fourth annual Discovery Day. At this FREE event, children ages four and up can try out a wide range of instruments under the guidance of Lucy Moses School’s dedicated and experienced faculty members. This is a great opportunity for beginners as well as young music students thin…

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Face the Music to Perform with Philip Glass Ensemble on June 20

Come celebrate Philip Glass's 75th birthday in Rockefeller Park, when Kaufman Center's Face the Music "alt-classical" teen ensemble performs Glassworks on a bill with the Philip Glass Ensemble. This FREE outdoor concert, part of the River to River Festival, takes place on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 pm. Get more info.

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Leadership Profile: Rosalind Devon

Read a profile of Rosalind in The Wall Street Journal. Rosalind Devon remembers first hearing about Kaufman Center as a child, when a composer friend of the family used to talk about a “magical” institution then known as the Hebrew Arts School. Decades later she got to know the Center herself – as a student, faculty member, Board member and, most recentl…

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Leadership Profile: Andrea Brown

Good theater programs for children are hard to find, Andrea Brown discovered. Dissatisfied with the classes her daughter Carrie had tried, she enrolled her then-8-year-old in Sean Hartley’s Musical Theater Workshop at Lucy Moses School. Carrie (now a recent college graduate) loved the program so much she returned year after year, performed in Poppy Seed Players conc…

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Scholarship Luncheon Honors Wendy Mosler

On Wednesday, March 13, 2012, more people gathered for Lucy Moses School’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon than ever before. This isn’t surprising, considering the event’s honoree, Kaufman Center Trustee Wendy Mosler. Though Wendy has no formal training in music or music education, she has become one of Kaufman Center’s dearest and most valued friends …

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A Note from the Executive Director - Spring 2012

Dear Friends, Spring is always a busy time at Kaufman Center, and we are looking forward to all of the performances and special events coming up at Merkin Concert Hall, Lucy Moses School and Special Music School. We are also in the midst of planning the 2012-13 concerts at Merkin Concert Hall, so stay tuned for some exciting announcements! We are tremendously excited abou…

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Special Music School Expansion

Beginning in the fall of 2013, Kaufman Center’s Special Music School (P.S. 859) will expand into the high school grades at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex on New York City’s Upper West Side, with a music curriculum that emphasizes the development of the student as a musician for the 21st century. With the establishment of the high school extens…

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Kaufman Center Board Chairman is Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Rosalind Devon, Chairman of Kaufman Center's Board of Trustees, was featured in Melanie Grayce West's "Donor of the Day" column in The Wall Street Journal on April 21-22, 2012. "To Rosalind Devon, music is everything," writes West. "She is the chair of the board of trustees for the Kaufman Center, a New York performance space and school for music, housing the…

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Kaufman Center’s Face the Music Teen Ensemble is Featured in the NY Times!

"At first glance the ensemble setting up in a fifth-floor classroom at the Kaufman Center on West 67th Street in Manhattan seems like any other student group and exactly what you would expect to find in a building that houses two music schools and Merkin Concert Hall," writes Allan Kozinn in the New York Times. "Teenage string and brass players tune their instruments…

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Annual SMS Play-a-thon to be held on May 5, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 am to 7:15 pm the Parents’ Association of Kaufman Center’s Special Music School/P.S. 859  will host the 12th annual concert and book fair at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. 100% of the proceeds from this event support the school's music program. A majority of SMS’s exceptionally talented 134 students i…

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