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Announcing our Annual Gala - May 14, 2018

On Monday, May 14, 2018, Kaufman Music Center will present longtime Executive Director Lydia Kontos with the Lifetime Achievement Award at our 2018 Gala.

Lydia will be recognized for her distinguished career at Kaufman Music Center, which has spanned nearly 40 years, on the occasion of her retirement (planned for fall 2018). The Gala is part of our “Year of Thanks” to...

Assurant Issues Challenge Match for Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon

Assurant Issues Challenge Match for Play-a-thon at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School

We are thrilled to announce that the Assurant Foundation, one of Kaufman Music Center’s generous corporate partners, has issued a challenge match for the Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon. The first $10,000 raised by parents, families and students will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Lucy Moses School proudly offers scholarships to more than a hundred students every...

NEW PHOTOS! Kaufman Music Center’s 2015 Gala

Kaufman Music Center held it's 2015 Gala on May 19 at The Edison Ballroom in Times Square. The evening included performances by students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School as well as Tony winner Jason Robert Brown.

Photos by Monika Graff



The NY Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinetist is a Big Fan of Special Music School

Anthony McGill has been very busy lately. Fresh from performing and recording Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall last month, the New York Philharmonic’s new principal clarinetist was preparing for a much smaller – but very important – concert on February 3 in support of the music program at Special Music School, Kaufman Music Center’s public school...

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Above at the 2014 Kaufman Music Center Gala: Lydia Kontos, Kaufman Music Center Executive Director; Joy Wyatt, Trustee; Bethany Millard, Vice President, Kaufman Music Center Board of Trustees

There was a lot to celebrate at Kaufman Music Center this year! Our 2014 Gala held on May 29 at The Edison Ballroom was truly inspiring, with extraordinary performances by...

View Photos from Kaufman Music Center’s 2014 Gala

View photos of the 2014 Kaufman Music Center Gala, which took place on Thursday, May 29, at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square.


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This elegant and entertaining evening featured performances by the internationally renowned violinist Robert McDuffie, acclaimed violist Hsin-Yun Huang and  Kaufman Music Center students.

The 2014...

Annual Luncheon Supports Scholarships at Lucy Moses School

Benefit Supports Music Scholarships for Children at Kaufman Music Center

Piano Faculty Member Chaim Freiberg to be honored for his 40 years of teaching
at Lucy Moses School


On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Kaufman Music Center will hold its annual Scholarship Luncheon, which supports scholarships for deserving and motivated children studying at the Center’s Lucy Moses...

Special Events

HILARY HAHN & KRONOS QUARTET TO PERFORM AT MUSICAL EVENINGS

What could be better than enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and phenomenal performances by world-renowned musicians in a beautiful private home? When you attend a Musical Evening, you help make it possible for the children at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, a public school for musically gifted...

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

In 1999, pregnant...

Kaufman Center Board Chairman is Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Rosalind Devon, Chairman of Kaufman Center's Board of Trustees, was featured in Melanie Grayce West's "Donor of the Day" column in The Wall Street Journal on April 21-22, 2012.

"To Rosalind Devon, music is everything," writes West. "She is the chair of the board of trustees for the Kaufman Center, a New York performance space and school for music, housing the Lucy...

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