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John Glover Named Director of Artistic Planning at Kaufman Music Center

The accomplished composer, producer, curator and arts administrator John Glover has been named Director of Artistic Planning at NYC’s Kaufman Music Center. Vice President and Director of the Orchestra of St. Luke's DiMenna Center for Classical Music since 2013, Glover is Artistic Director of the Look+Listen Festival and has produced numerous new music festivals…

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Kaufman Music Center Announces 2019-20 Artists-in-Residence

2019-20 Artists-in-Residence: JACK Quartet, Nathalie Joachim and Rob Kapilow New Residency Program Puts Acclaimed Artists on Stage and in the Classroom at Kaufman Music Center This fall, Kaufman Music Center will launch a new Artist-in-Residence program that embeds acclaimed, multi-faceted artists who are transforming the music world within a broad range of KMC programs…

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Read a Review of Face the Music’s Feb 11 concert in the National Sawdust Log

Read the full review in the National Sawdust Log. A classically-trained musician’s education usually proceeds like a history class, in which old comes before new. Most musicians will make first brush with recently composed music in college, if they do at all; a few will discover that it exists while in high school, but may lack the infrastructure to be able to…

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Q&A with Taj Graves-Parker, Trombonist and Kaufman Music Center Student

“When I was in 3rd grade I knew I wanted to do music for the rest of my life.” At age 17, Taj Graves-Parker is already a seasoned musician who first took up the trombone in third grade. A lifelong Bronx resident and a student at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School (P.S. 859) since 6th grade, she’s now a high school senior juggling homework…

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Q&A with Helga Davis

Vocalist and WQXR host Helga Davis tells us about Yet Unheard, the piece she’ll perform with a chamber orchestra and singers from Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music teen new music program at National Sawdust on February 11. Written by composer Courtney Bryan and poet Sharan Strange, it was inspired by the tragic death of Sandra Bland, the young…

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New York Times Features Kaufman’s Youth New Music Ensemble Face the Music

Read about Kaufman Music Center's acclaimed youth new music ensemble Face the Music in the New York Times! View the full article. Adventurous young musicians age 12-18 are invited to be part of Face the Music! Get registration info.

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