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Announcing the 2013-14 Tuesday Matinees!

Kaufman Music Center's Tuesday Matinees series presents some of today’s finest young classical performers who are well on their way to international renown. The 2013-14 artists include some extraordinary ensembles, including ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra), the Ariel Quartet, the Lysander Piano Trio and MultiPiano, a dazzling keyboard spectacle featuring you…

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Cheryl Seltzer Faculty Recital

Lucy Moses School Faculty Recital Cheryl Seltzer, pianist Stephanie Griffin, guest violist Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm Ann Goodman Recital Hall Admission free Woks by Cabezón, Schubert, Scott Joplin, Milhaud, Kampela, Bibik. About the artist: Cheryl Seltzer—Piano; B.A., Mills College; M.A., M. Phil. (Musicology), Columbia University; founder, former faculty, Mil…

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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, 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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Composer Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. Talks about his Ecstatic Music Festival Premiere, “Changing Same”

"Changing Same" by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. 1. 19 2. Behold the Only Thing Greater than Yourself 3. Miserere 4. The Most Beautiful Magic 5. Alpha Man 6. Unlimited Premiered by Numinous March 16, 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center Go to the event page for this concert. "Changing Same" by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. “R&B is about emo…

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LMS Early Registration Begins March 15

Attention Lucy Moses School Parents: It’s time to make plans for the 2013-14 school year - early registration is here! March 15 to May 1 is our early registration period, when current Young People’s Division students can register for next year with a deposit of just $40. Registration is open exclusively to current students until May 1; on this date, registrati…

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Annual Luncheon Supports Scholarships at Lucy Moses School

Benefit Supports Music Scholarships for Children at Kaufman Music Center Piano Faculty Member Chaim Freiberg to be honored for his 40 years of teaching at Lucy Moses School On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Kaufman Music Center will hold its annual Scholarship Luncheon, which supports scholarships for deserving and motivated children studying at the Center’s Lucy Moses Sc…

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Ecstatic Music Festival Curator Judd Greenstein Introduces the 2013 Festival PART 2

The next three concerts at the Ecstatic Music Festival each feature at least one of my favorite experimentally-minded artists from the indie rock world (I say "from" in the sense that this is where they've gotten the most traction, not to say that this is necessarily where they see themselves as belonging), all coming into dialogue with incredible composers and new mus…

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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.'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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Watch the 1/26 EMF concert with Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Causing a Tiger & Face the Music!

Watch a video of the January 26 Ecstatic Music Festival concert with Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Causing a Tiger and Face the Music! You can also listen to the audio on demand on Q2 Music.

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View Photos of Lucy Moses School Faculty in Concert

Members of Lucy Moses School's acclaimed faculty performed a variety of chamber music, including pieces written by our composition faculty, in Merkin Concert Hall on January 30. The concert featured Mary Barto, Roni Ben-Hur, Julia Bruskin, Sage Cole, Susan Friedlander, Valerie Holms, Mikyung Kim, Brian Krinke, Hector Martignon, Mara Milkis, Nils Neubert, Morrie Sherry…

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