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New Partnership with Opus 118 Benefits East Harlem Children

This fall, New York City music education nonprofits Kaufman Music Center and Opus 118 Harlem School of Music launched a new partnership ensuring the continuation of Opus 118’s music education programs for children in East Harlem. Kaufman Music Center, New York City's premier pre-college music education institution, will lend its management expertise and other re…

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A New High School for 21st Century Musicians

Fall is a busy season for New York City eighth graders and their families, who must navigate an intimidating list of high schools, complex admissions procedures and intense competition for spots in the city’s top high schools. Starting this year, teens who are serious about studying music have a new option: In the fall of 2013, Kaufman Music Center’s Special M…

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Face the Music Takes NYC

Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music youth ensemble has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.” Founded in 2005 by Dr. Jenny Undercofler with eight students with unique passion for…

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Lucy Moses School’s Young People’s Division has a new video!

Hear what students, parents and faculty are saying about New York’s largest community arts school! Please help spread the word by forwarding to a friend or sharing via Facebook and Twitter. Get info about classes and lessons at Lucy Moses School online, or call us at 212 501 3360.

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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 sung along to songs from Hello, Dolly or West Side Story, or come on stage to participate in a game inspired by Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Created in 2007, Kaufman Ce…

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Leadership Profile: Rosalind Devon

Read a profile of Rosalind in The Wall Street Journal. Rosalind Devon remembers first hearing about Kaufman Center as a child, when a composer friend of the family used to talk about a “magical” institution then known as the Hebrew Arts School. Decades later she got to know the Center herself – as a student, faculty member, Board member and, most recentl…

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Leadership Profile: Andrea Brown

Good theater programs for children are hard to find, Andrea Brown discovered. Dissatisfied with the classes her daughter Carrie had tried, she enrolled her then-8-year-old in Sean Hartley’s Musical Theater Workshop at Lucy Moses School. Carrie (now a recent college graduate) loved the program so much she returned year after year, performed in Poppy Seed Players conc…

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Scholarship Luncheon Honors Wendy Mosler

On Wednesday, March 13, 2012, more people gathered for Lucy Moses School’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon than ever before. This isn’t surprising, considering the event’s honoree, Kaufman Center Trustee Wendy Mosler. Though Wendy has no formal training in music or music education, she has become one of Kaufman Center’s dearest and most valued friends …

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New Theater Wing Artist-In-Residence Program

For more than a decade, Kaufman Center’s Theater Wing has developed new shows for its Poppy Seeds Players series through the “Planting New Seeds” commissioning program. This year, the Theater Wing has created a new Artist-in-Residence program. Instead of commissioning a specific work for hire, residencies support artists as they work on their own indepen…

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A New Look for Birnbaum Music Library

Have you visited our library lately? The Birnbaum Music Library, located on the second floor of Kaufman Center, went through a thorough renovation this past summer. A committee of Board members, some of whom are architects and designers themselves, helped to guide the new look and functionality of the space, and decided that it should be re-envisioned as one that would be…

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