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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...

SMS Receives Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award

Sandra Noreen, SMS Dean of Music, and Katie Banucci-Smith, SMS Principal, will attend the 2015 Symposium on Music in Schools at Yale University.

Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School (SMS) has been awarded the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award. SMS Dean of Music, Sandra Noreen and Principal Katie Banucci-Smith will attend the 2015 Symposium on Music in...

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...

The NY Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinetist is a Big Fan of Special Music School

Anthony McGill has been very busy lately. Fresh from performing and recording Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall last month, the New York Philharmonic’s new principal clarinetist was preparing for a much smaller – but very important – concert on February 3 in support of the music program at Special Music School, Kaufman Music Center’s public school...

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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Special Music School Ranks #1 on State English Test

Kaufman Music School's Special Music School is #1!

Congratulations to Special Music School 4th graders, who ranked #1 in NYC on NY State English tests last spring! Every single 4th grader passed the test last spring compared with fewer than a third of student city-wide. Studying music is clearly linked to academic success!

Click here to read an article on SMS's...

SMS High School Composers to Premiere Works at NY PHIL BIENNIAL

Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Atrium
Sunday, June 1, 11:30 am

Special Music School High School composers Zachary Detrick and Julian Galesi will premiere new works at the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a kaleidoscopic exploration of today’s music bringing together more than 50 composers for concerts of symphonies, concertos, staged opera, chamber music and solo works. An...

Love, Loss & the Great Outdoors: An SMS Cabaret Show

Come to the cabaret!


Friday, May 9, 7 pm
SMS High School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex
Broadway & 66th St.
Admission: $5 at the door

Special Music School High School 9th grade vocal majors and instrumentalists perform new songs by student composers as well as art songs and classic Broadway tunes. Enjoy a cabaret atmosphere with light food and...

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...

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