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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 an…

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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 S…

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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 mus…

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The 2013 Special Music School Play-a-Thon is on May 4!

For information about how to sponsor an SMS student in this year’s Play-a-Thon, visit smsplayathon.com, call 212 501 3390, or inquire at the Play-a-thon table at Barnes & Noble on May 4. On Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Parents’ Association of Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School/P.S. 859 will host the 13th annual concert and book fair at the Uni…

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Special Music School Ranks #1 in NYC!

Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School is once again making news for topping the list of NYC schools. DNAinfo.com's NYC Public Schools Guide ranks SMS and The Anderson School as the  # 1 public elementary school based on the 2012 English Language Arts Test. Congratulations to all the SMS students, teachers and parents! "...a new ranking of the more than …

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Special Music School Chorus Performs at Presidential Inauguration

The crowds lining the Mall at the Presidential Inauguration on Monday, January 21 were treated to a special performance, via video, of the Special Music School Elementary Chorus performing the song "We Have the Power" by Sean Hartley, Director of Kaufman Music Center's Theater Wing, and Jihwan Kim. Congratulations to Sean, Jihwan and the children!

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A New High School for 21st Century Musicians

Fall is a busy season for New York City eighth graders and their families, who must navigate an intimidating list of high schools, complex admissions procedures and intense competition for spots in the city’s top high schools. Starting this year, teens who are serious about studying music have a new option: In the fall of 2013, Kaufman Music Center’s Special M…

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Hurricane Sandy School Makeup Days

STATEMENT BY CHANCELLOR DENNIS M. WALCOTT, CSA PRESIDENT ERNEST LOGAN, AND UFT PRESIDENT MICHAEL MULGREW "We are pleased that the City, the CSA and the UFT reached an agreement on making up school days lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Teachers, principals, and the school community made an extraordinary effort to get our schools back online after the storm, and by work…

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SMS High School Application Deadline Extended to Nov 29

Because of Hurricane Sandy, the deadline for applications for Special Music School High School has been extended from November 15 to November 29. For more information about the high school, please click here, call 212 501 3395 or email SMSHighSchool@kaufman-center.org. Download the application forms.

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Special Music School in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal calls the opening of Kaufman Center's Special Music School High School next fall "a milestone in a growing national movement to re-evaluate how classical music is taught, and to what end." Read the article to find out how Special Music School is educating musicians for the 21st century. Click here to support Special Music School.

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