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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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Piano Masterclass with Matti Raekallio

Piano Masterclass with Matti Raekallio Sunday April 28 at 2:30 pm Ann Goodman Recital Hall Free Admission Matti Raekallio is a prominent concert pianist and a sought after pedagogue. He is on the faculty of the Juilliard School in New York City and has previously held professorships at the University of Music and Drama in Hanover, Germany, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki…

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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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