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Hurricane Sandy School Makeup Days

STATEMENT BY CHANCELLOR DENNIS M. WALCOTT, CSA PRESIDENT ERNEST LOGAN, AND UFT PRESIDENT MICHAEL MULGREW "We are pleased that the City, the CSA and the UFT reached an agreement on making up school days lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Teachers, principals, and the school community made an extraordinary effort to get our schools back online after the storm, and by work…

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SMS High School Application Deadline Extended to Nov 29

Because of Hurricane Sandy, the deadline for applications for Special Music School High School has been extended from November 15 to November 29. For more information about the high school, please click here, call 212 501 3395 or email SMSHighSchool@kaufman-center.org. Download the application forms.

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Special Music School in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal calls the opening of Kaufman Center's Special Music School High School next fall "a milestone in a growing national movement to re-evaluate how classical music is taught, and to what end." Read the article to find out how Special Music School is educating musicians for the 21st century. Click here to support Special Music School.

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See Photos & Video from the 2012 Summer String Fest!

Kaufman Center's 2012 Summer String Fest concluded on August 17 with a rousing final concert in Merkin Concert Hall with works by Copland, Schubert, Barber, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. Directed by Lynelle Smith, the instensive week-long program for kids age 10-19 includes private lessons along with chamber orchestra and sectional instruction. View photos from String…

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Theater Wing Director Sean Hartley’s New Musical Reviewed in the New York Times!

Kaufman Center's Theater Wing Director Sean Hartley's new musical, "Love and Real Estate," premiered at 59E59's Summer Shorts Festival this past weekend, and the New York Times was on hand to provide a glowing review. Of the show, Daniel M. Gold writes, "The biggest [payoff] comes in 'Love and Real Estate,' a Manhattanized 'Three Little Pigs' m…

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Kaufman Center Announces International Youth Piano Competition

In June of 2013, Kaufman Center will inaugurate its first annual International Youth Piano Competition. Open to young pianists between the ages of 7 and 17, the competition will award cash prizes and give winners the opportunity to perform in the Winners Showcase Concert in New York’s prestigious Merkin Concert Hall. Participants will compete in three age categories…

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See Photos from ChamberFest on 5/20!

On May 20, student ensembles from Lucy Moses School and Special Music School performed chamber works in Merkin Concert Hall. View photos from the event here:

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See Photos from Friday’s Spring Showcase!

This past Friday, students from Kaufman Center's Young Artist Program and Special Music School  presented a Spring Showcase in Merkin Concert Hall.  View photos from the event here:

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ComposerCraft Students to Premiere Works at (Le) Poisson Rouge on May 19

On Saturday, May 19 at 1 pm, the Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble will perform works composed by ComposerCraft students from Kaufman Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School: Paris Lavidis, Mai Brown, Abe Gold, Zachary Detrick, Sofia Belimova and Kyrie McIntosh at downtown performance venue (Le) Poisson Rouge, as part of 2012…

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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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