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Announcing the 2016-17 Luna Composition Lab Fellows

New Composition Mentorship Program for Teen Girls Addresses Gender Gap in the Field of Classical Music, Inspires Young Women to Compose

Kaufman Music Center and Luna Composition Lab founders Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid announce the 2016-17 Luna Composition Lab Fellows. The three aspiring teen composers will be mentored by established women composers and have their...

Kaufman Community Discounts

Students, their families and faculty at Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School, Lucy Moses School and Face the Music get big discounts on tickets to concerts in selected series at Merkin Concert Hall.

To claim the Kaufman discount, purchase tickets in person (limit of 2 per concert) or by phone at 212 501 3330 and identify yourself as a student, family member of...

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...

Kaufman Music Center Announces New Partnership with One Day University

On Tue, Nov 15, at 7:30 pm, Kaufman Music Center joins forces with adult education phenomenon One Day University to produce “Broadway’s One Hit Wonders,” the third performance in Kaufman’s annual Broadway Close Up series. Musical theater is known as the domain of certain super-talents with strings of hits: Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Gershwins, etc....

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...

New York Family Spotlights Lucy Moses School Dance Program

Picking the Right Dance Genre for Your Child

"Is your child ready to make the jump from twirling around the living room to sashaying across the studio?" writes Samantha Lauriello in New York Family Magazine.

When considering enrolling your child in dance classes, you'll have to decide whcih genre is the right fit. We asked experts from some of the city's leading...

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...

Student, Faculty & Parent News - Summer 2016

LUCY MOSES SCHOOL

Piano students of Catherine FabianDavin Khan (age 9), Aidan Khan (age 12), Chenghiz Chakmak (age 11) and Sean Zhang (age 15) – participated in the Long Island Music Teachers Association Music Festival on June 12. All four students scored 100% and were awarded gold medals.

LMS students of Bonnie McAlvin (Theory) wrote and produced their own...

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