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Q&A with 2018 Luna Composition Lab Fellow Helen Lyons

Composer, pianist and violinist Helen Lyons, age 15, lives in New York City. Her Luna Lab mentor is composer Tamar Muskal. You can hear Face the Music perform Helen's work in NYC this month! Mon, June 4, 7 pm - Roulette Wed, June 6, 7 pm - National Sawdust Sun, June 24, 4 pm - National Sawdust "I can’t imagine a life without writing music. It’s the first t…

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Q&A with 2018 Luna Composition Lab Fellow Maya Miro Johnson

Composer, conductor, and violinist Maya Miro Johnson, age 17, lives in Salt Lake City. Maya’s Luna Lab mentor is composer Kristin Kuster. You can hear Face the Music perform Maya's work in NYC this month! Mon, June 4, 7 pm - Roulette Wed, June 6, 7 pm - National Sawdust Sun, June 24, 4 pm - National Sawdust "My hope is that one day we can simply call ourselves &…

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View Photos from Kaufman Music Center’s 2018 Gala

Kaufman Music Center’s 2018 Gala honored the legacy of long-time Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos and raised a record-breaking $1 million in support of Kaufman’s music education programs. The event, which took place on Monday, May 14, at Guastavino's in New York City, featured performances by flute legends Sir James Galway & Lady Je…

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Sneak Peek - Ailyn Pérez’s Gala Performance

With only a few days left until our annual Gala, the Kaufman Music Center community is eagerly preparing for what is sure to be a very memorable evening. This year, we are excited to be honoring our Executive Director, Lydia Kontos, who has worked tirelessly for 40 years to help this institution thrive! In addition to celebrating Lydia, the Gala will feature performances …

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Discovery Day 2018 - June 6

DISCOVERY DAY: AN INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO Sample a menagerie of musical instruments with expert faculty at NYC's largest community music school! Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 3:30-6:30 pm, FREE Ages 4 and up Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th St. on NYC's Upper West Side Reserve a spot today by calling 212 501 3360. Try Out Lots of Different Instrum…

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Discovery Day Instrument Petting Zoo - June 6

DISCOVERY DAY: AN INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO Sample a menagerie of musical instruments with expert faculty at NYC's largest community music school! Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 3:30-6:30 pm, FREE Ages 4 and up Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th St. on NYC's Upper West Side Reserve a spot today! call 212 501 3360 Or EMAIL US. Try Out Lots of Different …

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Kaufman’s Special Music School to Receive $25,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $25,000 to Kaufman Music Center for Special Music School’s Music Program. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest fundi…

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Meet Kabir Adhiya-Kumar, Drummer & Special Music School Senior

Kabir Adhiya-Kumar is a 17-year-old drummer from Washington Heights. In a few weeks, he will graduate from Special Music School High School. Kabir’s musical roots are in rock and roll. He remembers running home every day after school as a child, so that he could play along with Led Zeppelin records!   Kaufman Music Center has broadened Kabir’s musical hor…

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Meet Ahmanni Recchi, Vocalist & Special Music School Senior

Ahmanni Recchi is a 12th-grade voice major at Special Music School. She says: "Music has always been a part of my life, and I could not imagine a life without it."     Ahmanni first realized she could sing when she was chosen to be part of a gospel choir as a child – and she hasn't stopped since! Ahmanni's favorite academic classes at SMS…

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Summer Camps at Lucy Moses School - Music, Dance & Theater

2018 Summer Camps at Lucy Moses School Register now for music, dance and theater camps! To register, call 212 501 3360, or get registration info online. Dance Camp Group 1 (ages 6-9) – August 13-17 Group 2 (ages 9-13) – August 13-17 Group 3 (ages 6-13) – August 27-30 Instructor: Andrea Redman Dance Camp introduces girls and boys to several forms of dance…

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