Special Music School is New York City's only public K-12 school for musically gifted children. SMS is jointly funded by Kaufman Music Center and New York City's Department of Education. Each student receives a full music scholarship from Kaufman Music Center worth over $8,000 per year. Each year the Play-a-thon brings SMS students out of the practice room and into the streets of Manhattan to raise funds for the music program and share their gifts with busy New Yorkers. Our goal this year is to raise $40,000.