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Composer & Luna Lab Founder Missy Mazzoli Featured in Washington Post

Read the full article. Learn more about the Luna Lab mentorship program for young women composers.   Read the full article.

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Assurant Issues Challenge Match for Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon

We are thrilled to announce that the Assurant Foundation, one of Kaufman Music Center’s generous corporate partners, has issued a challenge match for the Lucy Moses School Play-a-thon. The first $10,000 raised by parents, families and students will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Lucy Moses School proudly offers scholarships to more than a hundred students every year,…

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Snow Closure Update - Fri, Jan 5

Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School and Lucy Moses School are OPEN on Friday, January 5. Visit the NYC Department of Education web site. Merkin Concert Hall and the Kaufman Music Center offices are OPEN.

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Student & Faculty News - Winter 2018

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition!   Simon Hagopian-Rogers, violin Special Music School, student of Christina Khimm Julia Jones, violin Lucy Moses School, student of Viktor Basis Jonah Kernis, cello Young Artist Program, student of Yari Bond Laura Navasardian, cello Special Music School, student of Clara Kim Henry Ta…

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Young Virtuoso to Watch: Gabo Lewis, Viola

A Q&A with Violist Gabo Lewis, a Senior at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School and Member of Face the Music   Gabo Lewis began his musical career as a toddler banging on pots and pans and took up the violin at age 4. A native of Burlington, VT, he first heard about Kaufman Music Center’s youth new music ensemble Face the Music at a…

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Howard Gilman Foundation Gifts Merkin Concert Hall with a First-Time Grant of $50,000

Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall is delighted to announce a first-time grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation. The grant of $50,000 was issued to Merkin Concert Hall for its 2017-18 season, with presentations including Ecstatic Music Festival®, What Makes It Great?®, Tuesday Matinees, Broadway Close-Up and Broadway Playhouse. Upon receiving the gr…

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The Faces of Face the Music: Meet Tomorrow’s New Music Superstars!

Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music is the country's first youth ensemble dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers. Called "a force in the New York new-music world" by the New York Times, Face the Music is a unique youth orchestra made up of nearly 100 adventurous, energetic and creative young musicians and composers who perform all over NY…

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A Musical Evening with Paquito D’Rivera

On November 2nd, Devorah Rose Krieger and David Krieger hosted A Musical Evening benefitting Special Music School in their home at the Four Seasons Private Residences. Latin jazz star and multi-GRAMMY winner Paquito D'Rivera performed a private concert for the guests. He was joined in several selections by Special Music School fourth-grader Santiago Del Curto on the c…

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Kaufman Music Center Founder Dr. Tzipora H. Jochsberger Z"L Dies at 96

Kaufman Music Center mourns the passing of Dr. Tzipora H. Jochsberger Z"L, founder of The Hebrew Arts School (now called Kaufman Music Center), on October 29 at age 96 in Jerusalem. May her memory be a blessing. Read Dr. Jochsberger's obituary in the New York Times. A celebration of Dr. Jochsberger's life was held at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall …

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Lydia Kontos to Retire in Fall 2018

Next year, Kaufman Music Center will say goodbye to one of the longest-serving professional leaders of an arts center in NYC history. Lydia Kontos has announced that she is retiring as executive director after nearly 40 years of service to the center, with a target date of September 2018. The Center’s Board of Trustees will shorlty embark on a national search for a …

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