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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 scholarsh…

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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 …

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Student, Faculty & Parent News - Summer 2016

LUCY MOSES SCHOOL Piano students of Catherine Fabian – Davin 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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It’s Time to Renew Your Broadway Close Up Subscription!

Welcome to the Fall 2016 Season! Current Subscribers: Renew by June 27 to keep your seats! Or call the Box Office at 212 501 3330. Here's a sneak peek at the fall 2016 performances: Mon, Sep 26, 7:30 pm Bound For Broadway with Liz Callaway Want to see the next Avenue Q or Hamilton before anyone else? Don't miss Bound for Broadway! An annual event eagerly anticipat…

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Renew Your What Makes It Great? subscription or become a new subscriber!

Welcome to the 2016-17 Season! Current subscribers: Renew by June 6 to keep your seats! Not a subscriber yet? Call the Box Office to become a new subscriber today.   Box Office: 212 501 3330. Hours: Sun-Thu 12-7 pm; Fri 12-4 pm; closed Saturday     Here's a Sneak Preview of the 2016-17 Performances:   Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 7:30 pm BEETHOVEN&#…

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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 o…

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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…

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An Interview with Soprano Julia Bullock

On April 5, 2016, Kaufman Music Center welcomed soprano Julia Bullock to Merkin Concert Hall, where she performed a Tuesday Matinee of pieces carefully curated to reflect her unique identity. 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 from Juilliard, …

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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, Grac…

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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 exp…

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