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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER'S 2019 GALA - Save the date!

Kaufman Music Center’s 2019 Gala will take place at Guastavino’s on Monday, June 3, 2019. All proceeds will benefit the Center’s educational programs.

This year, our Gala will honor Cathy White O’Rourke, President of Kaufman Music Center’s Board of Trustees. Cathy is a distinguished business leader, classically trained pianist, and devoted advocate for music education. We are also proud to honor The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, a generous champion of education and the performing arts, which has played a leadership role in the growth of Special Music School.  

The Gala will feature an appearance by Caroline Shaw. As a composer, violinist, vocalist, and producer, Caroline is one of the leading voices of her generation. In 2013, she became the youngest composer ever to win a Pulitzer Prize in Music, also receiving a Grammy award as a performer that same year. Caroline will perform with some of our talented students. Dynamic radio personality Terrance McKnight will host the evening.

More details about the 2019 Gala are coming soon! Meanwhile, if you’d like to celebrate with us, consider making an early reservation.

All supporters who pledge to buy a table or tickets, or make leadership contributions by March 1, 2019, will be recognized as part of the Gala Benefit Committee. To learn more, click here or contact the Development Office at 212 501 3350 or

View photos of our 2018 Gala, which was attended by more than 400 people and raised over $1 million for music education!