SMS In The News

June, 2017

CBS New York’s CityViews host Sharon Barnes-Waters interviews Lydia Kontos, the SMS High School Advanced Men’s Chorus and SMS composer and 2017 grad Zachary Detrick.

Click on the link below to watch: Students From NYC’s Only School For Musically-Gifted Children Show Off Their Talents

October, 2016

“Music and Academics Work Hand in Hand at Upper West Side School”: DNA Info: Emily Frost, October 3, 2016

Principal Katie Banucci-Smith has her dream job. A child musician who attended a music conservatory for college and went on to sing opera before falling into teaching, Banucci-Smith heads the Special Music School. The K-12 public school at 129 W. 67th St. perfectly marries her two passions and does that for students as well, she said.

For more on the DNA article, click here!

August, 2016

Kids at this music school rock state English and math exams.

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January, 2013

Special Music School Elementary School Chorus, led by Sean Hartley, sang for the Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2013.
The kids start singing at 3 minutes and 17 seconds, if you want to skip ahead. Enjoy!


September 24, 2012