Our Alumni

Throughout the world, former Manhattan School of Music students demonstrate high achievement in a wide range of careers. From New York to Tokyo, Chicago to Berlin, and San Francisco to London, our alumni have found placement with great orchestras and opera companies; are highly acclaimed chamber music and solo performers; perform in renowned jazz clubs; are among the premier recording artists of our time; hold esteemed teaching appointments in universities and schools; and are leaders in arts administration. Our former students have also found success outside the music industry in business, information technology, law, and medicine, to name only a few. In short, a Manhattan School of Music education can lead to fulfillment in many chosen fields.

We are fortunate to have among our former students many well-recognized names in music, including: David Amram, Angelo Badalamenti, Angela Bofill, Donald Byrd, Ron Carter, Harry Connick Jr., Anton Coppola, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Art Davis, Lauren Flanigan, Ezio Flagello, Nicolas Flagello, Elliot Goldenthal, Susan Graham, Dave Grusin, Herbie Hancock, Stefon Harris, Margaret Hillis, Rupert Holmes, Paul Horn, Aaron Jay Kernis, Yusef Lateef, John Lewis, Catherine Malfitano, Ursula Mamlock, George Manahan, Johnny Mandel, Herbie Mann, Hugh Masekela, Bob McGrath, Johanna Meier, Jane Monheit, Jason Moran, John Musto, Elmar Oliveira, Tobias Picker, Max Roach, Larry Rosen, Don Sebesky, Sanford Sylvan, Steve Turre, Ludmila Ulehla, Dawn Upshaw, Joe Wilder, Carol Wincenc, Phil Woods, and Dolora Zajick. 

To read more about our incredible alumni, please visit the Alumni News Highlights page and the Notable Alumni page.

Alumni Affairs

Lauren Frankovich

Alumni Engagement Officer

"The School gave me the opportunity to explore the diversity of both classical and jazz music and find the direction I wanted to go artistically..."

—Stefon Harris,
B.M. '95 jazz vibraphone / M.M. '97 percussion, Grammy™-nominated Blue Note recording artist