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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, the New York Philharmonic’s new principal clarinetist is 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 for musically...

Student & Faculty News

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

SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL (K-8)
 

SMS students Juliet Besch-Turner (kindergarten, cello student of Yari Bond), Paul Besch-Turner (2nd grade, violin student of Matthew Reichert),...

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...

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...

Faculty News

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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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