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The NY Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinetist is a Big Fan of Special Music School

Anthony McGill has been very busy lately. Fresh from performing and recording Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall last month, the New York Philharmonic’s new principal clarinetist was preparing for a much smaller – but very important – concert on February 3 in support of the music program at Special Music School, Kaufman Music Cen…

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Special Music School Ranks #1 on State English Test

Kaufman Music School's Special Music School is #1! Congratulations to Special Music School 4th graders, who ranked #1 in NYC on NY State English tests last spring! Every single 4th grader passed the test last spring compared with fewer than a third of student city-wide. Studying music is clearly linked to academic success! Click here to read an article on SMS's ra…

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SMS High School Composers to Premiere Works at NY PHIL BIENNIAL

Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Atrium Sunday, June 1, 11:30 am Special Music School High School composers Zachary Detrick and Julian Galesi will premiere new works at the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a kaleidoscopic exploration of today’s music bringing together more than 50 composers for concerts of symphonies, concertos, staged opera, chamber music and solo works…

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Love, Loss & the Great Outdoors: An SMS Cabaret Show

Come to the cabaret! Friday, May 9, 7 pm SMS High School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex Broadway & 66th St. Admission: $5 at the door Special Music School High School 9th grade vocal majors and instrumentalists perform new songs by student composers as well as art songs and classic Broadway tunes. Enjoy a cabaret atmosphere with light food and drink!

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SMS High School Onstage: Mid-Winter Performance on 2/27

SMS High School Onstage: Mid-Winter Thu, Feb 27, 7 pm, FREE SMS High School, MLK Educational Complex (Amsterdam Ave. btw 64th & 65th St.) SOLO & ENSEMBLE REPERTOIRE WILL INCLUDE: Beethoven’s Egmont Overture performed by six pianists Meredith Monk’s Panda Chant II A Balinese monkey chant (Tjak!) A new arrangement of Piazzola’s famous Libertango fo…

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NEW VIDEOS: Watch the Concerto Competition Winners Concert

Congratulations to the six winners of Kaufman Music Center's 2014 Concerto Competition! Exceptionally talented piano, violin and cello students age 8-17 from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School, Special Music School and Young Artist Program compete in the annual Concerto Competition. Click on the names below to watch this year's winners perform …

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NEW RECORDING: SMS High School students premiere new work by Martha Mooke

NEW RECORDING! Listen to Special Music School High School students giving the world premiere of Martha Mooke's (S)hort (M)essage (S)ervice: (H)idden (S)igns. The inaugural concert by students at Kaufman Music Center's new Special Music School High School on November 21, 2013 included world premieres of works by Martha Mooke, commissioned by Composers & Sc…

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Faculty News

Do you have news, photos or videos to share? Please send an email to FACULTY NEWs Roni Ben-Hur and Amy London (Jazz Program) presented “Adventures in Jazz” workshops in Puerto Rico last spring and in Istanbul and Schroon Lake, NY this summer. The program was recently featured in DownBeat Magazine. Read the article. Robinson McClell…

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SMS High School Teens Premiere New Work by Martha Mooke

World Premiere of (S)hort (M)essage (S)ervice: (H)idden (S)igns Thursday, November 21, 2013 7 pm concert, 8 pm reception See photos of this event: Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. Special Music School High School at Kaufman Music Center Auditorium of Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex 122 Amsterdam Avenue at 66th Street On Thursday, November 21, 2013, at …

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See Photos of Kaufman Music Center Students in Action!

Spring is always a busy time at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School, with end-of-year concerts and recitals both at the Center and other locations around town. Here are photos from some of our favorite annual events: SMS Spring Choral Concert, Suzuki Spring Festival, Suzuki Recital at P.S. 161 in Harlem, ChamberFest, LMS Discovery Day and…

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