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Harlem Quartet Named 2014 Summer String Fest Quartet-in-Residence

This August, 35 young string players from the NYC area will have an unusual opportunity to hone their craft with the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet, who will be the Quartet-in-Residence during the 2014 Summer String Fest (August 18-22, 2014) at Kaufman Music Center’s Lucy Moses School.

The annual, week-long Summer String Fest brings together talented young violinists,...

Masterclass with Julian Martin 3/16

Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center presents a Masterclass with pianist Julian Martin on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 10:30 am in Ann Goodman Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Works by Chopin, Schumann & Liszt
Featuring students from Lucy Mose School's Young Artist Program: Amanda Lubin, Andrew Lin & Fyodor Shirayev

About Julian Martin...

NEW RECORDINGS: ComposerCraft Students Premiere New Works at Symphony Space

Click on the SoundCloud links below to hear their pieces!

Classical music aficionados on the lookout for the next Philip Glass or Steve Reich should keep a careful eye on the new generation of composers in the ComposerCraft program at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School. Aged 10-13, the students come to the class having already written everything from operas and...


Lucy Moses School is not in session:
Sunday, February 16 – Friday, February 21
(Presidents’ Week Break)

The building will be closed Monday, February 17.

During the break:

  • students ages 6-11 can participate in Winter Arts Camp
  • some teachers will offer makeups


NEW VIDEOS: Watch the Concerto Competition Winners Concert

Congratulations to the six winners of Kaufman Music Center's 2014 Concerto Competition!

Exceptionally talented piano, violin and cello students age 8-17 from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School, Special Music School and Young Artist Program compete in the annual Concerto Competition.

Click on the names below to watch this year's winners perform solo works with...

See Kaufman Music Center in The New Yorker!

"The future of the music business is in question, and institutions like City Opera have collapsed, but the Ecstatic Music Festival, started by Kaufman Music Center in 2011, is thriving, by encouraging contemporary classical artists to work with musicins from rock, hip-hop and other worlds," writes John Donohue in The New Yorker.

Read the full copy.

Get the Ecstatic...

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Roni Ben-Hur and Amy London (Jazz Program) presented “Adventures in Jazz” workshops in Puerto Rico last spring and in Istanbul and Schroon Lake, NY this summer. The program was recently featured in DownBeat Magazine. Read the article.


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SMS Receives NEA Grant
Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Art Works grant. The school will receive $65,000 in support of its music program.


September Holidays

Lucy Moses School and Merkin Concert Hall will be closed on the following dates:

THU 9/5 - FRI 9/6 (Rosh Hashanah)
THU 9/19 - FRI 9/20 (Sukkot)
THU 9/26 - FRI 9/27 (Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah)

As these holidays are built into the Lucy Moses School calendar. No makeups are required.

NEW VIDEOS & PHOTOS: LMS Summer String Fest

On Friday, August 23, the 30 students in Lucy Moses School’s Summer String Fest capped an intensive week of lessons, sectionals and chamber orchestra instruction with a concert in Merkin Concert Hall.

WATCH VIDEOS of performance highlights:
DVOŘÁK  -  Quartet No. 12 in F major, Opus 96

HOLST  -  St. Paul's Suite for String Orchestra, Jig
HANDEL  -  Concerto Grosso...

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