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Leadership Profile: Andrea Brown

Good theater programs for children are hard to find, Andrea Brown discovered. Dissatisfied with the classes her daughter Carrie had tried, she enrolled her then-8-year-old in Sean Hartley’s Musical Theater Workshop at Lucy Moses School. Carrie (now a recent college graduate) loved the program so much she returned year after year, performed in Poppy Seed Players conc…

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Scholarship Luncheon Honors Wendy Mosler

On Wednesday, March 13, 2012, more people gathered for Lucy Moses School’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon than ever before. This isn’t surprising, considering the event’s honoree, Kaufman Center Trustee Wendy Mosler. Though Wendy has no formal training in music or music education, she has become one of Kaufman Center’s dearest and most valued friends …

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New Theater Wing Artist-In-Residence Program

For more than a decade, Kaufman Center’s Theater Wing has developed new shows for its Poppy Seeds Players series through the “Planting New Seeds” commissioning program. This year, the Theater Wing has created a new Artist-in-Residence program. Instead of commissioning a specific work for hire, residencies support artists as they work on their own indepen…

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A New Look for Birnbaum Music Library

Have you visited our library lately? The Birnbaum Music Library, located on the second floor of Kaufman Center, went through a thorough renovation this past summer. A committee of Board members, some of whom are architects and designers themselves, helped to guide the new look and functionality of the space, and decided that it should be re-envisioned as one that would be…

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A Note from the Executive Director - Spring 2012

Dear Friends, Spring is always a busy time at Kaufman Center, and we are looking forward to all of the performances and special events coming up at Merkin Concert Hall, Lucy Moses School and Special Music School. We are also in the midst of planning the 2012-13 concerts at Merkin Concert Hall, so stay tuned for some exciting announcements! We are tremendously excited abou…

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Special Music School Expansion

Beginning in the fall of 2013, Kaufman Center’s Special Music School (P.S. 859) will expand into the high school grades at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex on New York City’s Upper West Side, with a music curriculum that emphasizes the development of the student as a musician for the 21st century. With the establishment of the high school extens…

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Discovery Day on June 21

Join us for Lucy Moses School’s third annual Discovery Day on June 21 from 4-7 pm! At this FREE event, children ages four and up can try out a wide range of instruments under the guidance of Lucy Moses School’s dedicated and experienced faculty members. This is a great opportunity for beginners as well as young music students thinking about starting a second i…

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Special Music School Student Notes - Spring 2012

Members of the SMS Vox Nova choral group directed by Emily John took part in a performance of Wagner’s Rienzi with the Opera Orchestra of New York at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in January. Read a New York Times review.   Kaufman Center Concerto Competition winners Ethan Brown (Cello, 8th grade) and Alissa Mori (Violin, 8th grade) performed with a …

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Face the Music Student Notes - Spring 2012

Congratulations to Face the Music and the ensemble’s Director Jenny Undercofler on a New York Times feature by music critic Allan Kozinn in the Sunday, March 25, 2012 Arts & Leisure section. Read the article. Face the Music has recently worked with three exciting guest conductors: Eric Jacobsen, Conductor of The Knights, Brad Lubman, Music Director and Co-Artist…

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Young Artist Program Student Notes - Spring 2012

Jesse Murray (9th grade) won First Prize for the performance of a work by an Italian Composer in the Cremona International String Competition on July 23, 2011 (his 14th birthday). He also was awarded an honorable mention in the overall competition and was the only participant to receive two awards. Concerto Competition winners Alexander Kiladze and Taiga Ultan performed w…

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