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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...

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

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...

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...

Special Music School Honored with Blackboard Award for Excellence in Education

Click here to watch principal Katrherine Banucci-Smith's acceptance speech and see SMS students perform at the awards ceremony on December 2..

Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School has been selected to receive a 2015 Blackboard Award as part of this year’s celebration of schools of excellence in NYC. The school, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in...

Student, Faculty, Parent & Alumni News FALL 2015

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Please send an email to joan@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

Photo above: SMS student Vian Wagatsuma performing in the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition Winners Showcase Concert at Merkin Concert Hall in June.

SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL (K-8)

SMS was selected to receive a 2015 Blackboard Award as part of...

Advice from Virtuoso Violinist Joshua Bell

What would you ask virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell if you had the chance? Last spring, Special Music School students had an amazing opportunity to enjoy a special private performance at SMS High School and receive advice from one of the world’s greatest classical performers.

Here are a few examples of what Joshua told them:

“Classical music can be relaxing, but it’s...

ComposerCraft Students Premiere Vivaldi-Inspired Works at Poisson Rouge on Oct 11

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On Sunday, October 11 at 6 pm, six middle school composers In Kaufman Music Center’s ComposerCraft program will premiere works inspired by one of the movements from Vivaldi’s bassoon concerto “La Notte” at (le) Poisson Rouge. The pieces were commissioned by Metropolis Ensemble along with four other works by adult composers Brad Balliett, Doug Balliett,...

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



2015 Composer Festival: 500 Years of French Composers

Sunday, April 19, 3:30 pm
Merkin Concert Hall
FREE for Special Music School & Lucy Moses School students & faculty.
$10 for the general public

Bonjour from Kaufman Music Center! The 2015 Composer Festival will celebrate 500 years of French composers. The concert features nearly 30 extraordinary young performers from Lucy Moses School and Special Music School, who...

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