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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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Meet 2019 Luna Composition Lab Fellow Yuri Lee

Luna Composition Lab is a mentorship program for young, female-identifying, non-binary and gender non-conforming composers founded by composers Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid with Kaufman Music Center. Yuri and the other 2019 Luna Lab Fellows will premiere their new works on May 8 at Merkin Hall. Get concert details. Yuri Lee premiered her first musical piece, a one-minute c…

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Meet 2019 Luna Composition Lab Fellow Jane Meenaghan

Luna Composition Lab is a mentorship program for young, female-identifying, non-binary and gender non-conforming composers founded by composers Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid with Kaufman Music Center. Watch a performance of Jane Meenaghan's "Somatic." Los Angeles native Jane Meenaghan began composing a couple years ago, improvising on the cello and writing down ideas th…

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Meet Johanna Roman, Kaufman Music Center Supporter & Board Member

Advisory Board Member Johanna Roman has been connected with Kaufman Music Center since 1996. A New York Times announcement earlier that year spurred her to sending her credentials to Lydia Kontos, then Executive Director of the Center, to offer her services to the newly-established Special Music School. Her dream of a full-time school that teaches music as a core subject h…

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