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Upcoming Student & Faculty Performances

Mark your calendars for these performances featuring Kaufman Music Center students and faculty.

Sun, Jan 31, 4:30 pm
2016 Concerto Competition Winners' Concert
See extraordinary young artists from Kaufman Music Center’s Lucy Moses School and Young Artist Program perform at the Winners Concert in Merkin Concert Hall.
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Student & Faculty News - Winter 2016

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Why Is music a necessary subject in all schools?
Kaufman Music Center's Executive Director Lydia Kontos published an op ed in The Huffington Post about music education in the context of the new Every Student Succeeds...

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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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...

What’s the Perfect Age to Take Up an Instrument? 40. 60. Or 85.

Marjorie Forbes really wanted to play the oboe. For years, she vowed that she would learn but never felt that she had the time. When she retired at age 68, she found a teacher she loved, and all the pieces fell into place. Now 82, she plays every week with chamber ensembles at Kaufman Music Center’s Lucy Moses School (LMS). “I’m just having the best time of my life,”...

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,...

Watch the 2015 Summer String Fest Final Concert

Featuring the Harlem Quartet and guest conductors Rob Kapilow and Harrison Hollingsworth, Kaufman Music Center's 2015 Summer String Fest brought together some of the most talented young violinists, violists and cellists for an intensive week of music-making leading up to a final performance on August 21, 2015 in Merkin Concert Hall. The program included works by...

Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music is Featured in Chamber Music Magazine

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Face the Music in New York Magazine’s Vulture

Face the Music and member/composer Paris Lavidis are featured on New York Magazine's Vulture blog!

Culture writer Nick Tabor writes,

"..unlike the familiar image of young musicians soullessly sawing away at Bach concertos, most of what kids in Face the Music play is experimental, and much of it is outright bizarre. In fact, there’s only one rule: They only perform...

Congratulations to the 2015 Lucy Moses School Graduates!

Kaufman Music Center congratulates the remarkable 2015 Lucy Moses School graduates and wishes them the very best of luck as they embark on their next adventures!

Max Brodheim 
Guitar student of Wes Hutchinson
This fall Max will attend Hobart and William Smith Collegesm where he plans to study physics.

Ziona Caplan 
Piano student of Valida Suk
Ziona plans to...

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