EIN 13-1991118

Kaufman Music Center

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Kaufman Music Center stimulates appreciation and participation in music through music performance and education in ways that awaken creativity, advance innovation and create a sense of wonder among performers, students, teachers and the public at large.
Also known as...
The Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance

Program areas at Kaufman Music Center

New york city's largest community arts School, Lucy Moses School offers private instrument lessons as well as classes in Music, Dance, and theater to students of all ages and levels of experience. In 2019-20, the School welcomed about 3,000 learners of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds who found classes and teachers that engaged, empowered, and inspired them. In march 2020, we moved Music classes and lessons online for about 2,400 students. Teachers and students in all disciplines from private lessons to toddler Dance groups to adult jazz ensembles continued connecting virtually throughout the spring and summer.
Special Music School is nyc's only k-12 public School that teaches Music as a core subject, and the School represents a unique partnership between Kaufman Music Center and the nyc department of education. The Center's fund for Music education fully funds the Music program, allowing students to study without the financial barriers associated with world-class musical education. During the covid-19 crisis, all classes, lessons, and ensembles at special Music School went online in march. Despite this challenge, our senior class had 100% graduation and 100% college acceptance rates for the fourth year in a row. Graduates are attending top colleges and conservatories, including brown university, columbia university, the juilliard School, new york university, princeton university, rice university, and vanderbilt university.
Merkin hall's 2019-20 season started in the fall with great success. Tuesday matinees, the hall's longest running series, showcased rising stars like clarinetist yoonah kim and the omer quartet. The Center also presented groundbreaking multi-genre collaborations as we celebrated the 10th season of ecstatic Music, including nathalie joachim and spektral quartet, gaby moreno and ladama, alarm will sound and eartheater, the bang on a can all-stars, and more. Only at merkin with terrance mcknight featured great performances mixed with enlightening conversation, including concerts by legendary jazz bassist ron carter and celebrated flautist carol wincenc. In fall 2019, broadway close up gave a series of sold-out performances that provided audiences with new perspectives on the shows and songs they love,including a preview of the best new musicals headed to broadway. Broadway playhouse introduced children from across nyc to musical theater during the winter months.in march 2020, merkin hall was forced to suspend its season due to the covid-19 pandemic. Determined to continue providing opportunities for artists and audiences to connect, we re-imagined our presentations to create digital content to share with our audiences. This content included: a re-imagined final ecstatic Music concert, streamed on facebook in partnership with nadia sirota's living Music: pirate radio edition and featuring performances and appearances by nathalie joachim, ymusic, emily king, ecstatic curator judd greenstein, and kate sheeran; a digital tuesday matinee by cellist gabriel cabezas filmed in the performer's home and directed by james darrah, which premiered on the Center's facebook page; bach yard playdates, a new digital series for young audiences by pianist orli shaham, with weekly episodes; broadcast from home, a new large-scale musical work by composer lisa bielawa with a call for testimonies in response to the isolation of sheltering in place, social distancing, and quarantine during the covid-19 crisis, with 15 chapters released weekly over the spring and summer; a digital what makes it great? Featuring the Music of cole porter, with artist-in-residnece rob kapilow and broadway stars sally wilfert and michael winther, and a virtual concert with artist-in-residence jack quartet, performing Music by marcos balter, zosha di castri, anthony braxton, clara iannotta, and george lewis. In july and august, we continued our tradition of offering our summer musical theater workshop for the 31st year in a row - with one change - students met online for a series of workshops, including classes in movement, singing and scene study. The program culminated with an online showcase for family and friends in august.

Form 990s for Kaufman Music Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-082021-06-07990View PDF
2019-082021-01-21990View PDF
2018-082019-08-17990View PDF
2017-082018-10-16990View PDF
2016-082017-09-15990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Kaufman Music Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Robert and Bethany Millard Charitable FoundationCharitable Contribution$118,000
 View purchase optionsGeneral Charitable$100,000
 View purchase optionsArts and Culture$50,500
...and 37 more grants received

Financials for Kaufman Music Center

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,602,859
Program services$4,420,848
Investment income and dividends$216,111
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$48,732
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$557,543
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$10,846,093

Personnel at Kaufman Music Center

Catherine GanleyChief Operating Officer$119,412
Kathy HubbardChief Administrative Officer$100,691
Jonathan SlawsonChief Development Officer
 View purchase optionsExecutive Director$117,227
 View purchase optionsCommunications Director
...and 26 more key personnel

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129 W 67th St
New York, NY 10023
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 501-3300
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NTEE code, primary
A6E: Performing Arts Schools
NAICS code, primary
711130: Musical Groups and Artists
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