Piano; Harpsichord; Chamber Music
Charlotte Kaufman is dedicated to the teaching of adult students who wish to pursue instrumental study as an avocation and enrichment of their lives. For the past twenty years she has encouraged and inspired adult students both to recover past skills and enhance and improve their technique as well as to increase their intellectual appreciation of the vast keyboard literature. Her long experience has netted notably positive results.
A Boston native, educated at Girls’ Latin School, Smith College and with an M.M. in Piano from Boston University, she has always gravitated to music as a major concentration and as a career. She performed professionally as a duo pianist in the late 60s. She studied harpsichord with Lisa Crawford and John Gibbons for ten years. In the 70s and 80s she concentrated on early music performance which developed into the editing and production of ballad operas at the Museum of Fine Arts on their annual performing series. A by-product of these years was the editing of two published chamber operas, The Doctor of Alcantara by Julius Eichberg, 1994, a Boston Operetta in a facsimile edition for Garland Press, and Le Devin du village by Jean Jacques Rousseau, in a critical performing edition, 1998 for A-R Editions, Madison, WI.
Charlotte is the Founder and Director of Boston Musical Theater, a vocal and instrumental ensemble since 1995, that concentrates on the legendary classics of the American Songbook. BMT appears regularly in the Boston area and has also concertized abroad in Brussels, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Seoul as well as giving master classes in Russia and Korea. BMT has produced four CDs of American Songbook classics and has a website, www.bostonmusicaltheater.org.
Founder & Director of Boston Musical Theater, Inc., 1976 - 2012
Faculty of NEC Preparatory and School of Continuing Education, 1968 - present
Executive Director Of Berkshire Opera Co., 1992-1993
B.A. Smith College, M.M. Boston University