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Special Music School (M. 859) is NYC's only K-12 public school that teaches music as a core subject.

A unique public/private partnership between Kaufman Music Center and the New York City Department of Education, SMS teaches music as a core subject, offering musical training, including private instrumental lessons, during the regular school day.

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Your gift helps ensure that talented children from all backgrounds can access outstanding music programs, regardless of their financial means.


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Kaufman Music Center needs your help to keep transforming lives through music.

Please support the Music Lives Forever: Kaufman Relief Fund.