Welcome to our unique musical community!
Connect with others in a welcoming and supportive community. Discover music you love.
Explore the performing arts.
Music is essential to the human experience and a vital component of education for everyone.
Kaufman Music Center stimulates appreciation of and participation in music through music performance and education in ways that awaken creativity, advance innovation and create a sense of wonder among performers, students, teachers and the public at large.
Founded in 1952 as a community music school, today’s Kaufman Music Center is home to:
Enlightening, adventurous performances for curious audiences, from classical to Broadway to trailblazing artists illuminating what it means to be making music right now.
Lucy Moses School
At Manhattan’s largest community arts school, children and adults of all ages can choose from a huge number of music, dance and theater classes as well as individual instrument lessons with some of NYC’s best teachers. All levels, from beginners to experienced musicians, are welcome!
Special Music School
New York City’s only K-12 public school that teaches music as a core subject combines comprehensive, forward-thinking music instruction with a rigorous academic curriculum, making all the benefits of a top-notch music education accessible to students of all backgrounds without any financial barriers.
Face the Music
Our new music program for teens is the country’s only youth program dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers
Luna Composition Lab
Our mentorship program for teen composers who are female, non-binary or gender nonconforming is changing the playing field for a new generation.