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2015 Composer Festival: 500 Years of French Composers

Sunday, April 19, 3:30 pm
Merkin Concert Hall
FREE for Special Music School & Lucy Moses School students & faculty.
$10 for the general public

Bonjour from Kaufman Music Center! The 2015 Composer Festival will celebrate 500 years of French composers. The concert features nearly 30 extraordinary young performers from Lucy Moses School and Special Music School, who...

Piano Masterclass with Ernest Baretta, 4/26

Sunday, April 26, 10:30 am in Ann Goodman Recital Hall
FREE and open to the public.

Three talented Kaufman Music Center piano students – Abe Gold, Andrea Gonzales and Andrew Lin – will participate in an open piano masterclass with Juilliard School Pre-College faculty member Ernest Barretta.

Educated at Oberlin Conservatory, University of Arts and Peabody...

Violin Masterclass with Dmitri Berlinsky 3/22

Sunday, March 22, 10:30 am in Ann Goodman Recital Hall
FREE and open to the public.

Three talented Kaufman Music Center piano students – Emma Ike, Lucas Sanchez and Paris Lavidis – will participate in an open violin masterclass with the exciting violinist and Michigan State University College of Music violin faculty member Dmitri Berlinsky.

Mr. Berlinsky arrived on...

Piano Masterclass with Alexander Braginsky on 3/15

Sunday, March 15, 10:30 am in Ann Goodman Recital Hall
FREE and open to the public.

Three talented Kaufman Music Center piano students – Kyrie McKintosh, Mia Bramel and Nicole Naloy – will participate in an open class with the esteemed pedagogue and University of Minnesota in Minneapolis piano faculty member Alexander Braginsky.

Offering his audiences a repertoire...

Remembering Friends of Kaufman Music Center

Veronica Pellitteri, a Special Music School alumna who joined the school in 1997, passed away in October of this year following a car accident. She was 23 years old. A gifted pianist and vocalist, Veronica attended LaGuardia High School and later studied voice at Berklee College of Music. Veronica moved to Italy, where she was born, in 2010. She began attending medical...

Student & Faculty News

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Photo above: SMS student Connor Tsui (far right) in The Metropolitan Opera's Die Zauberflote

Congratulations to the 2015 Concerto Competition winners!

These extraordinarily talented students performed at the Winners' Concert in Merkin Concert Hall on February 1.

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NEW VIDEOS & PHOTOS:  LMS Summer String Fest 2014

On Friday, August 22, 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:
GEMINIANI  -  Concerto Grosso "La Folia" by (Selected Variations)
ELGAR  -  Serenade for Strings (Larghetto)
STRAUSS  - ...

NEW PHOTOS: Summer Musical Theater Workshop Performance

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Me!

For the last five weeks, the students in the 2014 Summer Musical Theater Workshop at Lucy Moses School have been hard at work with some of NYC's most creative theater writers and directors to develop seven original musicals about everyday heroes.

Here are some highlights from the exuberant final performances in Merkin Concert...

Behind the Notation: Musical Spelling for Composers

How is YOUR musical spelling? Composer and Lucy Moses School faculty member Robinson McClellan and student Zahra Partovi wrestled with a topic that has perplexed musicians for centuries in a recent article on Noteflight.com:

"Have you ever wondered: 'should this note really be a C-sharp, or would it look better as a D-flat? What’s the difference, anyway, and who’s...

Lucy Moses School Faculty Member Named GRAMMY Music Educator Award Quarterfinalist

Congratulations to Lucy Moses School flute faculty member Mary Barto, who has been named a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award presented by the GRAMMY Foundation and the Recording Academy. The award recognizes educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of...

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