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Rob Kapilow Reveals the Origins of “What Makes It Great?”

Hear classical masterpieces with new ears! The new season of What Makes It Great? begins Mon, Oct 22 with Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Featuring host Rob Kapilow, the Rolston String Quartet & double bassist Sam Suggs. Details & tickets Mozart's most famous piece, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, is shrouded in mystery. No one knows who it was written for or why …

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Watch Our Video Playlist of the 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival Artists

Preview the remarkable lineup of composers and performers at the 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival, which begins on January 7! wild Up with Bjork Zola Jesus performs live at Webster Hall William Britelle with fellow Ecstatic Music Festival performer Wye Oak Deerhoof performs live in Tokyo Tigue performs at National Sawdust Irreversible En…

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Open House for Adults - Try Out Music, Dance & Theater Classes on Sep 6

Unlock Your Creativity at the 2018 Lucy Moses School Adult Division Open House Thu, Sep 6, 4-7 pm Kaufman Music Center 129 W. 67th St., Manhattan Music lessons aren't just for kids! Learning is lifelong. If learning to play an instrument is on your bucket list, or you'd like to take your musical skills to the next level, join us on Sep 6! Take a sample class or pri…

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Meet Oliver Ramsdell, Summer Musical Theater Workshop Camper

Oliver Ramsdell is a fourth year camper at Lucy Moses School’s Summer Musical Theater Workshop. He says: “I really like acting with Wendy Gross Baker, my director. That’s really fun! I also like singing with John O’Neill because we get to learn [songs like] Stick It to the Man, and we also get to compose our own songs.”   Oliver is …

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New York Times Features Kaufman’s Youth New Music Ensemble Face the Music

Read about Kaufman Music Center's acclaimed youth new music ensemble Face the Music in the New York Times! View the full article. Adventurous young musicians age 12-18 are invited to be part of Face the Music! Get registration info.

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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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Announcing our Annual Gala - May 14, 2018

On Monday, May 14, 2018, Kaufman Music Center will present longtime Executive Director Lydia Kontos with the Lifetime Achievement Award at our 2018 Gala. Lydia will be recognized for her distinguished career at Kaufman Music Center, which has spanned nearly 40 years, on the occasion of her retirement (planned for fall 2018). The Gala is part of our “Year of Thanks&r…

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Interview with Ecstatic Music Festival Artists Bent Knee

The 6 musicians of Bent Knee have come together to create a sound that is part rock band, part chamber ensemble, part new-music machine. Since 2009, their ever-evolving music has taken over the hearts of fans across the globe. Lucky for us, they’ve agreed to share some thoughts about their music, their process, and their work for the Ecstatic Music Festival. Get your…

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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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