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SMS High School Onstage: Mid-Winter Performance on 2/27

SMS High School Onstage: Mid-Winter

Thu, Feb 27, 7 pm, FREE
SMS High School, MLK Educational Complex
(Amsterdam Ave. btw 64th & 65th St.)

SOLO & ENSEMBLE REPERTOIRE WILL INCLUDE:

  • Beethoven’s Egmont Overture performed by six pianists
  • Meredith Monk’s Panda Chant II
  • A Balinese monkey chant (Tjak!)
  • A new arrangement of Piazzola’s famous Libertango for...

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...

NEW RECORDING: SMS High School students premiere new work by Martha Mooke

NEW RECORDING! Listen to Special Music School High School students giving the world premiere of Martha Mooke's (S)hort (M)essage (S)ervice: (H)idden (S)igns.

The inaugural concert by students at Kaufman Music Center's new Special Music School High School on November 21, 2013 included world premieres of works by Martha Mooke, commissioned by Composers & Schools in...

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FACULTY NEWs

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.

Robinson...

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SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL

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.

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SMS High School Teens Premiere New Work by Martha Mooke

World Premiere of (S)hort (M)essage (S)ervice: (H)idden (S)igns
Thursday, November 21, 2013
7 pm concert, 8 pm reception

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Special Music School High School
at Kaufman Music Center

Auditorium of Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex
122 Amsterdam Avenue at 66th Street

On Thursday, November...

See Photos of Kaufman Music Center Students in Action!

Spring is always a busy time at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School, with end-of-year concerts and recitals both at the Center and other locations around town. Here are photos from some of our favorite annual events: SMS Spring Choral Concert, Suzuki Spring Festival, Suzuki Recital at P.S. 161 in Harlem, ChamberFest, LMS Discovery Day and...

2013 LMS Discovery Day is June 11

DISCOVERY DAY 2013

Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 4-7 pm

Children Are Invited Try Different Musical Instruments at this FREE Annual Event
at New York City’s Largest Community Arts School

At this FREE event, children ages four and up can try out a wide range of instruments under the guidance of Lucy Moses School’s dedicated and...

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See photos from the May 2 Spring Showcase

 

Kaufman Music Center’s 2013 Spring Showcase concert in Merkin Concert Hall on May 2 at 7:30 pm features solo performances by Special Music School 8th graders and graduating seniors in the Center’s Young Artist Program as well as a collaborative performance of Corigliano’s Fern Hill by SMS’s Vox Nova Chorus and the Queens College Choir.

The SMS 8th graders...

Special Music School Receives NEA Grant

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced on April 23 that Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Special Music School is recommended for a $65,000 grant to support the school’s music program.

A groundbreaking K-12 public school for musically...

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Special Music School

K-8 MAIN OFFICE:
Tel: 212 501 3318
smsa@kaufmanmusiccenter.org
K-8 ADMISSIONS:
Tel: 212 501 3390
smsa@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS:
Tel: 212 501 3395
SMSHighSchool@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

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