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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.
 

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.

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,...

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.

Discovery Day 2017 - June 13

DISCOVERY DAY: AN INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

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 and up
Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th St. on NYC's Upper West Side

Reserve a spot today by calling 212 501 3360.

Try Out Lots of Different...

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
Mon,...

Piano Masterclass with Melvin Chen - April 9

The Kaufman Music Center community is invited to attend this event, whcih is FREE and open to the public.

Piano Masterclass with Melvin Chen

Sun, April 9, 10:30 am
Ann Goodman Recital Hall

Featuring talented LMS students Kyrie McIntosh, Sara Chough & Mia Bramel

Pianist Melvin Chen has performed to critical acclaim throughout the U.S. and abroad as a soloist and...

VIEW PHOTOS from the Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition!

Yali Levy Schwartz, piano student of Genya Paley
Nicole Razhanskiy, violin student of Viktor Basis
Lukas Sánchez, violin student of Julie Kurtzman
Bianna Bell, piano student of Irina Morozova
Isabel Kingston, violin student of Nurit Pacht
Julia Kingston, piano student of Genya...

Special Music School Alumnus Profile: Dwight Rivera

“Studying music made me really curious about everything. I love science and I love history. It gave me a curiosity about everything in the world that I don’t think anything else would have.”

Dwight Rivera doesn’t precisely remember beginning his piano studies as a Special Music School kindergartner back in 1996, the year the school first opened. But he knows this: “It...

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