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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 Dav…

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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 Mo…

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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 chambe…

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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 Pal…

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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. Bu…

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Special Music School Alumna Profile: Chloe Holgate

“Music is a second language to me. It’s just so comfortable and such a fun challenge. That does give you a different perspective on life." Chloe Holgate vividly remembers her first day at Special Music School, when she auditioned for a spot in the brand new school’s first grade. “I didn’t know it was an audition,” she recalls. “I …

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Special Music School Alumna Profile: Luiko Yoshimoto

“At SMS there was an amazing balance between academics and music, and I think that was possible because of the faculty and the community here. I strongly believe that you really can’t find a school like this anywhere else.” When Luiko Yoshimoto first came to Special Music School as a kindergartener, she loved the small class size and supportive atmospher…

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NEW PHOTOS: Lucy Moses School Faculty in Concert

The talented faculty members at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School are amazing performers as well as some of NYC's best educators! View photos of the LMS Faculty in Concert performance on Feb 2, 2017 in Merkin Concert Hall. Click here for program details.                Go to the Lucy Moses School home page.

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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. &l…

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Lucy Moses School’s Alicia Andrews in the New York Times

New York Times retirement columnist Joanne Kaufman's January 27 feature explored the "growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or who are taking up the piano, flute or horn for the first time." Click here to read the full article. She asked Lucy Moses School Assistant Director and Adult Division M…

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