Support Us!



Please join us on June 3 at Guastavino’s for Kaufman Music Center’s annual Gala! This year’s Gala will celebrate Cathy White O’Rourke, President of our 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.

Star-Studded Performances

The Gala will feature an appearance by Caroline Shaw. In 2013, this pioneering composer, vocalist, violinist, and producer became the youngest person ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music, also receiving a Grammy award that same year. Caroline will perform with some of our talented students. Dynamic radio personality Terrance McKnight will host the evening.      

Education. Inspiration. Transformation.

The Gala supports the Center’s music education programs, which serve more than 4,000 kids and teens annually. Thanks to funds raised, the Center is setting talented, motivated students on a lifelong musical path. To learn more about how your gift could transform lives, click here.

Share the Vision

Buy a Ticket or Table
Gala tickets start at $1,000, with special discounts for Kaufman Music Center parents, faculty, and staff. Tables start at $10,000. Full details are available here.

To buy tickets or a table, click here or call the Development Office at 212 501 3350. With questions, call the Development Office at 212 501 3350 or email Lauren Patterson, Development Associate, at

Commemorative Journal Ads
The Gala journal provides a special opportunity to share a message of support. Journal ads start at $500, with special discounts for Kaufman Music Center parents, faculty, and staff. Click here to download details. If you're interested in reserving an ad, don't delay! Ad reservations are due May 3, 2019.

Make a Gift
Gifts of all sizes will make a difference! To make a contribution, click here or call 212 501 3350.

Raise Your Paddle
The Gala will feature a live auction with special once-in-a-lifetime experiences, plus a paddle raise to support music education. Stay tuned for more information in the weeks ahead!

Special Thanks

We are grateful our Gala Sponsors.

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