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John Glover Named Director of Artistic Planning at Kaufman Music Center

The accomplished composer, producer, curator and arts administrator John Glover has been named Director of Artistic Planning at NYC’s Kaufman Music Center. Vice President and Director of the Orchestra of St. Luke's DiMenna Center for Classical Music since 2013, Glover is Artistic Director of the Look+Listen Festival and has produced numerous new music festivals…

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Q&A with Broadway Stars Rebecca Luker & Sally Wilfert

Broadway stars and “Broadway Close Up” series audience favorites Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert talk about their two-woman show “All the Girls” – coming to Merkin Hall on September 23! – and reveal what it’s like to create a show with your best friend! What inspired you to create “All the Girls”? Sally: In the fall of…

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Valentina Derolph Gives Us the Inside Story on the Summer Musical Theater Workshop

Lucy Moses School student Valentina Derolph has been very busy learning songs and practicing her lines for this year’s Summer Musical Workshop (SMTW) performances in Merkin Hall. A seasoned SMTW veteran at age seven-and-a-half, she played a villager in the musical “Appelmando’s Dream” last year; this year she took the stage as a hunter’s child…

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LMS Pianist Ben Sloane on Re-connecting with Music After Retirement

For Ben Sloane, Retirement Is the Perfect Time to Re-Connect with Music “I’m surprised that I’m playing better now than I did as a kid. I feel good about that.” Decades ago, Ben Sloane faced a problem shared by many musicians: How to balance music with the demands of career and family? A professional pianist who often toured with national…

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A Conversation with Elka & Jacob Wade

At Kaufman Music Center, July is a magical month for Summer Musical Theater Workshop participants, who spend five high-energy weeks singing, dancing, acting and starring in original musicals written just for them. Like many SMTW alumni, siblings Jacob and Elka Wade first came to the program as young children and returned year after year as campers, and then as interns.…

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Kaufman Music Center Announces 2019-20 Artists-in-Residence

2019-20 Artists-in-Residence: JACK Quartet, Nathalie Joachim and Rob Kapilow New Residency Program Puts Acclaimed Artists on Stage and in the Classroom at Kaufman Music Center This fall, Kaufman Music Center will launch a new Artist-in-Residence program that embeds acclaimed, multi-faceted artists who are transforming the music world within a broad range of KMC programs…

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Announcing the 2019-20 Season at Kaufman Music Center!

Dear Friends, At Kaufman Music Center, we see music opening doors and transforming lives every day. People often tell me that their lives have been profoundly changed by their experiences here – by lessons that ignited a lifelong passion, a deeply inspiring performance, or an opportunity to connect artistically and personally with others. That’s why we’ve…

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2019 Lucy Moses School Discovery Day - Instrument Petting Zoo

Thank you to all of the budding musicians, parents and caregivers who made music with us at the 2019 Discovery Day Instrument Petting Zoo on June 13! View photos below. Explore what Lucy Moses School has to offer! Private Lessons Suzuki Dalcroze Early Childhood 2019 Summer Musical Theater Workshop Questions? Just call our friendly Registrars at 212 501 3360.  

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Congratulations to Our Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the young virtuosos at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School who have been winning competitions this spring! And kudos to their wonderful teachers and parents who nurture and support young talent. Pictured above: Sophia Shao. 2019 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION Ana Isabella Espana (grade 7, violin), Honorable Mention Serin Park,…

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Meet Vocalist & Special Music School High School Senior Rehanna Bertram!

As we prepare for our annual Gala, we are proud to share the story of one of the amazing young people who is studying at Kaufman Music Center, thanks to friends like you. Rehanna Bertram is a senior at Special Music School. The daughter of Caribbean immigrants, she was born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Every day, she commutes two hours each way for…

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