KMC Fundraising

The Special Music School Fundraising Model: Music

Special Music School is made possible thanks to a unique public-private partnership between the New York City Department of Education, which supplies the academic side of the curriculum, and Kaufman Music Center, which sponsors the music education. Both are absolutely essential for our existence. There’s no school without the DOE and no music without KMC.

KMC Music Funding Supports:

  • Private Lessons
  • Solfege/Dalcroze
  • Music Theory
  • Chorus
  • Music History
  • Music Technology
  • Composition
  • Performance Classes
  • Small Ensembles: Chamber Music
  • Large Ensembles: Orchestra, Concert Choir, Jazz Big Band, Wind Ensembles

Kaufman Music Center Fundraising

Special Music School’s exceptional music curriculum is entirely funded by Kaufman Music Center at a cost of approximately $8,000 per student, per year. In thanks for their extraordinary investment in our children, the PTA sponsors a number of yearly fundraising initiatives that directly benefit KMC. In addition, the PTA encourages all members of the SMS community to individually give back to Kaufman in whatever meaningful way they can. How can you give back? By supporting KMC directly: Make a donation, subscribe to a concert series, RSVP to a Musical Evening, attend the annual Kaufman Music Center Gala, support KMC’s Fund for Music Education, name a seat in Merkin Concert Hall….

All donations are tax deductible.