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ComposerCraft Featured on WQXR’s Q2 Music

Listen to the broadcast. "On May 19, 2012, the Metropolis Ensemble, conducted by Andrew Cyr, presented its inaugural Youth Works public performance, celebrating the creative self-expression of New York City inner-city children. Students worked with composers Robinson McClellan and Matt Mclean to write pieces inspired by everything from their experience in school to the ne…

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Special Music School in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal calls the opening of Kaufman Center's Special Music School High School next fall "a milestone in a growing national movement to re-evaluate how classical music is taught, and to what end." Read the article to find out how Special Music School is educating musicians for the 21st century. Click here to support Special Music School.

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See Photos & Video from the 2012 Summer String Fest!

Kaufman Center's 2012 Summer String Fest concluded on August 17 with a rousing final concert in Merkin Concert Hall with works by Copland, Schubert, Barber, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. Directed by Lynelle Smith, the instensive week-long program for kids age 10-19 includes private lessons along with chamber orchestra and sectional instruction. View photos from String…

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Theater Wing Director Sean Hartley’s New Musical Reviewed in the New York Times!

Kaufman Center's Theater Wing Director Sean Hartley's new musical, "Love and Real Estate," premiered at 59E59's Summer Shorts Festival this past weekend, and the New York Times was on hand to provide a glowing review. Of the show, Daniel M. Gold writes, "The biggest [payoff] comes in 'Love and Real Estate,' a Manhattanized 'Three Little Pigs' m…

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Kaufman Center Announces International Youth Piano Competition

In June of 2013, Kaufman Center will inaugurate its first annual International Youth Piano Competition. Open to young pianists between the ages of 7 and 17, the competition will award cash prizes and give winners the opportunity to perform in the Winners Showcase Concert in New York’s prestigious Merkin Concert Hall. Participants will compete in three age categories…

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Suzuki Outreach Students Perform at the Gatehouse

Students from P.S. 161 in Harlem who participate in Lucy Moses School's Suzuki Outreach Program performed at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on May 31, 2011, led by LMS faculty member Sam Marchan. Through this program, Kaufman Center offers music lessons to underserved public school students free of charge. Find out more about the Suzuki Program at LMS. View phot…

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Get ECSTATICâ„¢ on August 25!

Are you waiting impatiently for next season's Ecstatic Music Festival® concerts to be announced? Get a taste to tide you over on August 25, when Escort & Darcy James Argue's Secret Society perform at the World Financial Center as part of Kaufman Center's ECSTATIC™ Summer series. This series extends the programming mission of the Ecstatic Music Fe…

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See Photos from ChamberFest on 5/20!

On May 20, student ensembles from Lucy Moses School and Special Music School performed chamber works in Merkin Concert Hall. View photos from the event here:

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In Harmony 2012- Kaufman Center’s Newsletter

Also available in the following eReader formats: Kindle ◦ ePub A Note from the Executive Director         Music Education, Broadway style     Thousands of children in New York have received their first taste of the great Broadway musicals not along the Great White Way, but a little farther uptown at Merkin Concert Hall. They may have su…

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Kids Can Try Out Instruments at Discovery Day on June 21!

New York’s largest community arts school opens its doors to the public for its fourth annual Discovery Day. 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 and experienced faculty members. This is a great opportunity for beginners as well as young music students thin…

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