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Remembering Friends of Kaufman Music Center

Veronica Pellitteri, a Special Music School alumna who joined the school in 1997, passed away in October of this year following a car accident. She was 23 years old. A gifted pianist and vocalist, Veronica attended LaGuardia High School and later studied voice at Berklee College of Music. Veronica moved to Italy, where she was born, in 2010. She began attending medical...

Student & Faculty News

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Photo above: SMS student Connor Tsui (far right) in The Metropolitan Opera's Die Zauberflote

Congratulations to the 2015 Concerto Competition winners!

These extraordinarily talented students performed at the Winners' Concert in Merkin Concert Hall on February 1.

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Special Music School Ranks #1 on State English Test

Kaufman Music School's Special Music School is #1!

Congratulations to Special Music School 4th graders, who ranked #1 in NYC on NY State English tests last spring! Every single 4th grader passed the test last spring compared with fewer than a third of student city-wide. Studying music is clearly linked to academic success!

Click here to read an article on SMS's...

NEW RECORDING: SMS High School students premiere new work by Martha Mooke

NEW RECORDING! Listen to Special Music School High School students giving the world premiere of Martha Mooke's (S)hort (M)essage (S)ervice: (H)idden (S)igns.

The inaugural concert by students at Kaufman Music Center's new Special Music School High School on November 21, 2013 included world premieres of works by Martha Mooke, commissioned by Composers & Schools in...

SMS High School Teens Premiere New Work by Martha Mooke

World Premiere of (S)hort (M)essage (S)ervice: (H)idden (S)igns
Thursday, November 21, 2013
7 pm concert, 8 pm reception

See photos of this event:


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Special Music School High School
at Kaufman Music Center

Auditorium of Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex
122 Amsterdam Avenue at 66th Street

On Thursday, November...

See Photos of Kaufman Music Center Students in Action!

Spring is always a busy time at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School, with end-of-year concerts and recitals both at the Center and other locations around town. Here are photos from some of our favorite annual events: SMS Spring Choral Concert, Suzuki Spring Festival, Suzuki Recital at P.S. 161 in Harlem, ChamberFest, LMS Discovery Day and...

See photos from the May 2 Spring Showcase

 

Kaufman Music Center’s 2013 Spring Showcase concert in Merkin Concert Hall on May 2 at 7:30 pm features solo performances by Special Music School 8th graders and graduating seniors in the Center’s Young Artist Program as well as a collaborative performance of Corigliano’s Fern Hill by SMS’s Vox Nova Chorus and the Queens College Choir.

The SMS 8th graders...

The 2013 Special Music School Play-a-Thon is on May 4!

For information about how to sponsor an SMS student in this year’s Play-a-Thon, visit smsplayathon.com, call 212 501 3390, or inquire at the Play-a-thon table at Barnes & Noble on May 4.

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Parents’ Association of Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School/P.S. 859 will host the 13th annual concert and book fair at the Union Square Barnes &...

Special Music School Chorus Performs at Presidential Inauguration

The crowds lining the Mall at the Presidential Inauguration on Monday, January 21 were treated to a special performance, via video, of the Special Music School Elementary Chorus performing the song "We Have the Power" by Sean Hartley, Director of Kaufman Music Center's Theater Wing, and Jihwan Kim. Congratulations to Sean, Jihwan and the children!

Kaufman Music Center Student & Faculty News

STUDENT NOTES

On November 20, four SMS and two LMS flute students of Valerie Holmes performed at the Guggenheim Museum in conjunction with the “Picasso Black and White” exhibition.
 

SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL

Special Music School received the highest rating on its first Department of Education quality review, a thorough analysis of the school’s academic and music...

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