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Flute Masterclass with Sir James Galway - April 11

The globally renowned performer and educator Sir James Galway will give a flute masterclass with students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School on Monday, April 11 from 3 - 5:15 pm in the Ackman Space (Merkin Concert Hall Balcony Lobby).

Featuring flutists Tamar Benami, Olive Glass, Thomas Lei and Sophia Reyes.

This event is FREE and...

Special Music School Concerto Competition Winners Concert - Apr 2

Saturday, April 2, 7 pm, FREE
Auditorium of the MLK Educational Complex, Amsterdam Ave. btw 65th & 66th St.

Some of Special Music School High School’s most exciting young talents will be showcased on Saturday, April 2 at the MLK Educational Complex in Manhattan. The extraordinarily talented winners of the school's first ever Concerto Competition will perform with...

An Interview with Soprano Julia Bullock

On April 5, Kaufman Music Center welcomes soprano Julia Bullock to Merkin Concert Hall, where she’ll perform a Tuesday Matinee of pieces carefully curated to reflect her unique identity. Get program & ticket info. Originally from St. Louis, the fast-rising Millennial’s resume already boasts degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Bard College, an Artist Diploma...

New Videos & Recordings

Watch videos and listen to recordings of performances at Merkin Concert Hall and beyond, including student performances, the Ecstatic Music Festival, What Makes It Great? and Face the Music!

Click to listen to a recording of the March 8, 2016 Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert, featuring outstanding performances by Lucy Moses School students Leah Amory, Ethan Brown,...

Rock n’ Shop Flea Market Comes to the Ecstatic Music Festival!

Wed, Mar 2 at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall
Free and open to the public from 2 to 5:30 pm;
Open to Ecstatic Music Festival ticketholders only from 6:45 to 9:30 pm.

On Mar 2, Rock n' Shop, Bushwick’s first  pop up “alternative mall,” heads uptown to Kaufman Music Center, bringing its unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience to the 2016...

Upcoming Student & Faculty Performances

Mark your calendars for these performances featuring Kaufman Music Center students and faculty.

 
Tue, Aug 2 & Wed, Aug 3, 6:30 pm
LMS Summer Musical Theater Workshop Final Performance
Merkin Concert Hall

Fri, Aug 25, 3 pm
LMS Summer String Fest Final Performance
Merkin Concert Hall

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...

Meet the Special Music School PTA Leaders!

From fundraising to organizing activities to spreading the word about  wonderful performances and programs, the Special Music School PTA is an important part of the Kaufman Music Center community. In addition to the support they provide for SMS's amazing teachers, PTA members help restock their class library, pay for AP courses and help with the purchase of new...

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...

Watch Special Music School Students Perform with Kirk Franklin on ABC’s The View

Vocal students at Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School High School dazzled a national audience on January 18, when they performed with multiple Grammy-winner Kirk Franklin on ABC's The View. They performed "Amazing Grace" and Franklin's song "123 Victory" on this special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day episode. In addition to chatting with Whoopi Goldberg and other...

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