As one of the premier institutions for the study of music, Manhattan School of Music draws talented individuals from all over the world who are passionate and dedicated to every aspect of music — classical and jazz, vocal and instrumental, performance and composition. Entrance auditions are held to identify students who possess the drive, potential, and talent to become world-class musicians. We welcome you to learn more below.

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Precollege Admissions

For information on instruction for primary and secondary school-age children and young adults, please see Manhattan School of Music's Precollege Division

Upcoming Events

Our recruitment season has begun and we hope to see you in the near future!  

If you would like to see if a representative from MSM is available to come to your school and talk to your orchestra, band, or choir, please email We'd love to tell you about Manhattan School of Music!

Upcoming Visits:

To see our full Fall schedule of visits around the country, click here!

Recent Visits:

LaGuardia High School College & Conservatory Fair

LaGuardia High School
Monday, April 20
6:30 - 9 pm 

Eastern Music Festival

Gilmer Room at Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
Thursday, July 16, 2015 
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Brevard Music Festival

Brevard Music Center 
Brevard, NC
Friday, July 17, 2015
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Meadowmount School of Music
Westport, NY
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Interlochen College Fair

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen, MI
Monday, July 27, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Litchfield Jazz Festival

Canterbury School
New Milford, CT
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm