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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

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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...

2013 LMS Discovery Day is June 11

DISCOVERY DAY 2013

Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 4-7 pm

Children Are Invited Try Different Musical Instruments at this FREE Annual Event
at New York City’s Largest Community Arts School

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...

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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...

Special Music School Receives NEA Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced on April 23 that Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Special Music School is recommended for a $65,000 grant to support the school’s music program.

A groundbreaking K-12 public school for musically...

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 Ranks #1 in NYC!

Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School is once again making news for topping the list of NYC schools. DNAinfo.com's NYC Public Schools Guide ranks SMS and The Anderson School as the  # 1 public elementary school based on the 2012 English Language Arts Test. Congratulations to all the SMS students, teachers and parents!

"...a new ranking of the more than 700...

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!

A New High School for 21st Century Musicians

Fall is a busy season for New York City eighth graders and their families, who must navigate an intimidating list of high schools, complex admissions procedures and intense competition for spots in the city’s top high schools. Starting this year, teens who are serious about studying music have a new option: In the fall of 2013, Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music...

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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