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2021 Kaufman Music Center Gala

Tickets and Event Information

Kaufman Music Center's Gala will take place on Monday, June 7, 2021. All proceeds from the Gala will support the Center's music education programs, providing scholarships and program subsidies for students in need.

This year's Gala will celebrate Devorah Rose and David Krieger. A Kaufman Music Center Trustee and Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus, David has a deep commitment to music education and is a devoted champion of the arts. Devorah is a philanthropist, animal activist, and the Editor-in-Chief of Social Life Magazine.The evening will also feature Kaufman Music Center students and a distinguished lineup of artists spanning the worlds of classical, pop and Broadway: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter/actor Sara Bareilles, Grammy-winning operatic soprano Angel Blue, Grammy-winning violinist Gil Shaham, acclaimed violinist Adele Anthony, Broadway stars Nikki Renée Daniels & Michael Winther and What Makes It Great? host Rob Kapilow. Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Nile Rodgers and Alexa Ray Joel will make special appearances.

We hope you join us for this one-night-only virtual celebration. We need your support more than ever to ensure we can continue transforming lives through music, theater, and dance!

Supporters who pledge to buy tickets or make a leadership contribution by May 12, 2021, will be listed on in the Gala journal. To learn more, contact the Development Office at 866-222-6330 or 


View our 2020 Virtual Gala:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaufman Music Center’s 2020 Gala took place virtually on October 22, 2020. The event was free and open to the public. More than 1,000 people tuned in to help us honor Grammy winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Desmond Child with the Creative Arts Award, and to enjoy performances by our students and Artists-in-Residence Conrad Tao and Seth Parker Woods.

In case you missed the main event, we are pleased to make the video available to the public on this web page. The video begins at the 15 minute mark.