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New York Family Spotlights Lucy Moses School Dance Program

Picking the Right Dance Genre for Your Child

"Is your child ready to make the jump from twirling around the living room to sashaying across the studio?" writes Samantha Lauriello in New York Family Magazine.

When considering enrolling your child in dance classes, you'll have to decide whcih genre is the right fit. We asked experts from some of the city's leading...

Special Music School Alumnus Profle: Luis Diaz

“What I gained and what I felt at Special Music School—that wonder, that desire, that curiosity, and that sense of abandon and childlike passion—has acted as the catalyst for everything that I’ve become today.”

                                            -  Luis Diaz, Special Music School & Face the Music Alumnus

Luis Diaz first picked up the recorder in fourth...

PROFILE: Aurora Celestin, 2016 Lucy Moses School Graduate

This spring, Aurora Celestin had a problem most high school seniors would envy: Which college should she choose after receiving acceptance letters from Harvard, Columbia, Barnard, Smith, Wellesley, Swarthmore, Fordham, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, The New School and Hunter College?

Like many of this year’s Lucy Moses School graduates, Aurora has more or less grown up at...

Student, Faculty & Parent News - Summer 2016


Piano students of Catherine FabianDavin Khan (age 9), Aidan Khan (age 12), Chenghiz Chakmak (age 11) and Sean Zhang (age 15) – participated in the Long Island Music Teachers Association Music Festival on June 12. All four students scored 100% and were awarded gold medals.

LMS students of Bonnie McAlvin (Theory) wrote and produced their own...

Discovery Day 2016 - June 21

Sample a menagerie of musical instruments with expert faculty at NYC's largest community music school!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 3:30-6:30 pm, FREE
Ages 4+
Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th St. on NYC's Upper West Side

Try Out Lots of Different Instruments
Set your child up for future success! Research overwhelmingly shows that learning to...

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...

New Videos & Recordings

Watch videos and listen to recordings of performances at Merkin Concert Hall and beyond, including student performances, the Ecstatic Music Festival, What Makes It Great? and Face the Music!

Click to listen to a recording of the March 8, 2016 Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert, featuring outstanding performances by Lucy Moses School students Leah Amory, Ethan Brown,...

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

2016 Concerto Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 2016 winners of Kaufman Music Center’s annual Concerto Competition!

You can see these extraordinary young artists, who are students at Kaufman Music Center’s Lucy Moses School and Young Artist Program, perform at the Winners Concert in Merkin Concert Hall on Sun, Jan 31 at 4:30 pm. Get tickets.

Eleanor Bent, flute
Young Artist Program,...

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.


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

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