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A Conversation with Jacob & Elka Wade

At Kaufman Music Center, July is a magical month for Summer Musical Theater Workshop participants, who spend five high-energy weeks singing, dancing, acting and starring in original musicals written just for them. Like many SMTW alumni, siblings Jacob and Elka Wade first came to the program as young children and returned year after year as campers, and then as interns. Thi…

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Kaufman Music Center Announces 2019-20 Artists-in-Residence

2019-20 Artists-in-Residence: JACK Quartet, Nathalie Joachim and Rob Kapilow New Residency Program Puts Acclaimed Artists on Stage and in the Classroom at Kaufman Music Center This fall, Kaufman Music Center will launch a new Artist-in-Residence program that embeds acclaimed, multi-faceted artists who are transforming the music world within a broad range of KMC programs sp…

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Announcing the 2019-20 Season at Kaufman Music Center!

Dear Friends, At Kaufman Music Center, we see music opening doors and transforming lives every day. People often tell me that their lives have been profoundly changed by their experiences here – by lessons that ignited a lifelong passion, a deeply inspiring performance, or an opportunity to connect artistically and personally with others. That’s why we’ve…

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2019 Lucy Moses School Discovery Day - Instrument Petting Zoo

Thank you to all of the budding musicians, parents and caregivers who made music with us at the 2019 Discovery Day Instrument Petting Zoo on June 13! View photos below. Explore what Lucy Moses School has to offer! Private Lessons Suzuki Dalcroze Early Childhood 2019 Summer Musical Theater Workshop Questions? Just call our friendly Registrars at 212 501 3360.

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Senior Division Semi-Finalists - 2019 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition

Competition Home Page Congratulations to the Senior Division Finalists: Raymond Feng, Adrian King, Shuming "Alan" Mao, Benjamin Rossen, Karina Tseng and Haozhou Wang. Carrie Chen Pianist Carrie Chen, 16, has already won many top prizes, including First Place, ‘Music Teachers National Association’ (MTNA) Senior Piano Competition’ NJ State level and Eastern…

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Junior 2 Division Semi-Finalists - 2019 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition

Competition Home Page Alex Chen Alex Chen, age 14, began studying piano at age 5, and has been a student of Zena Ilyashov since age 8. His recent accomplishments include winning the MTNA Junior Piano Competition state round in 2018, the 1st prize at Young Artist I division at the 2018 Chicago International Music Competition, performance of Schumann piano concerto, 1st move…

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Junior 1 Division Semi-Finalists - 2019 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition

Competition home page Cobie Buckmire FINALIST Cobie Buckmire, 10 years old, started studying piano at age four and a half with Dr. Jing Yang. Cobie won first place Rondo International Music Competition in 2016 and performed in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. In April 2017, Cobie started piano studies at Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School with Ms. Irina Mo…

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Congratulations to Our Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the young virtuosos at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School who have been winning competitions this spring! And kudos to their wonderful teachers and parents who nurture and support young talent. Pictured above: Sophia Shao. 2019 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Ana Isabella Espana (grade 7, violin), Honorable Mention Serin Park, (gr…

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Meet Cathy White O’Rourke, 2019 Gala Honoree

On Monday, June 3, Kaufman Music Center is proud to celebrate Cathy White O'Rourke, President of the Board of Trustees at our 2019 Gala. We are also thrilled to have the opportunity to honor The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.     With only four weeks left before the Gala, we are delighted to tell you more about Cathy and the impact she has made at t…

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Meet Vocalist & Special Music School High School Senior Rehanna Bertram!

As we prepare for our annual Gala, we are proud to share the story of one of the amazing young people who is studying at Kaufman Music Center, thanks to friends like you. Rehanna Bertram is a senior at Special Music School. The daughter of Caribbean immigrants, she was born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Every day, she commutes two hours each way for scho…

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