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Lucy Moses School’s Alicia Andrews in the New York Times

New York Times retirement columnist Joanne Kaufman's January 27 feature explored the "growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or who are taking up the piano, flute or horn for the first time." Click here to read the full article. She asked Lucy Moses School Assistant Director and Adult Division M…

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Here’s Why Making Music as an Older Adult Is So Satisfying

Four LMS Adult Division musicians share their stories and explain why making music as an older adult is especially fulfilling. Many of the enthusiastic students filling the classrooms and hallways of Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School with music and song fit a slightly different profile than some might expect. Among the children heading to their lessons are many …

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Announcing the 2016-17 Luna Composition Lab Fellows

New Composition Mentorship Program for Teen Girls Addresses Gender Gap in the Field of Classical Music, Inspires Young Women to Compose Kaufman Music Center and Luna Composition Lab founders Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid announce the 2016-17 Luna Composition Lab Fellows. The three aspiring teen composers will be mentored by established women composers and have their works …

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Kaufman Community Discounts

Students, their families and faculty at Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School, Lucy Moses School and Face the Music get big discounts on tickets to concerts in selected series at Merkin Concert Hall. To claim the Kaufman discount, purchase tickets in person (limit of 2 per concert) or by phone at 212 501 3330 and identify yourself as a student, family member of …

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New York Family Spotlights Lucy Moses School Dance Program

Picking the Right Dance Genre for Your Child "Is your child ready to make the jump from twirling around the living room to sashaying across the studio?" writes Samantha Lauriello in New York Family Magazine. When considering enrolling your child in dance classes, you'll have to decide whcih genre is the right fit. We asked experts from some of the city's leading d…

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Special Music School Alumnus Profle: Luis Diaz

“What I gained and what I felt at Special Music School—that wonder, that desire, that curiosity, and that sense of abandon and childlike passion—has acted as the catalyst for everything that I’ve become today.”   Luis Diaz first picked up the recorder in fourth grade at his elementary school in Upper Manhattan and soon earned a scholarsh…

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PROFILE: Aurora Celestin, 2016 Lucy Moses School Graduate

This spring, Aurora Celestin had a problem most high school seniors would envy: Which college should she choose after receiving acceptance letters from Harvard, Columbia, Barnard, Smith, Wellesley, Swarthmore, Fordham, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, The New School and Hunter College? Like many of this year’s Lucy Moses School graduates, Aurora has more or less grown up at …

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Flute Masterclass with Sir James Galway - April 11

The globally renowned performer and educator Sir James Galway will give a flute masterclass with students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School on Monday, April 11 from 3 - 5:15 pm in the Ackman Space (Merkin Concert Hall Balcony Lobby). Featuring flutists Tamar Benami, Olive Glass, Thomas Lei and Sophia Reyes. This event is FREE and o…

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New Videos & Recordings

Watch videos and listen to recordings of performances at Merkin Concert Hall and beyond, including student performances, the Ecstatic Music Festival, What Makes It Great? and Face the Music! Click to listen to a recording of the March 8, 2016 Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert, featuring outstanding performances by Lucy Moses School students Leah Amory, Ethan Brown, Grac…

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Upcoming Student & Faculty Performances

Mark your calendars for these performances featuring Kaufman Music Center students and faculty.   Tue, Aug 2 & Wed, Aug 3, 6:30 pm LMS Summer Musical Theater Workshop Final Performance Merkin Concert Hall Fri, Aug 25, 3 pm LMS Summer String Fest Final Performance Merkin Concert Hall

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