Reunion Schedule

Let's celebrate what makes Manhattan School of Music so special - you!

Join us for the 2015 ALUMNI REUNION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015

Open Classes

9 AM–4:30 PM

Registration Required:
A selection of open classes, lectures, and rehearsals will be available for alumni to visit.

Schedule will be posted soon.

Campus Tour

4–5:00 PM

Registration Required:
A tour of selected performance spaces, the music library, and the residence hall will commence at exactly 4 PM and finish around 5 PM, with plenty of time before the 6:00 PM reception.

Main Event

ALUMNI HOMECOMING RECEPTION & 
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS PRESENTATION

6:00 – 8:30 PM
Ades Performance Space

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

Composer Angelo Badalamenti (BM ’58, French Horn / MM ’59, Music Education)
Grammy Award winner for the theme to Twin Peaks;
2011 Henry Mancini Lifetime Achievement Award winner
angelobadalamenti.com

Jazz vibraphonist and composer Stefon Harris (BM ’95, Percussion / MM ’97, Jazz Vibraphone)
Martin E. Segal Award winner and Grammy nominee;
designated Best Mallet jazz player six times by the Jazz Journalist Association
stefonharris.com

Outstanding Young Alumni Award: 

Classical guitarist Pablo Villegas (PD ’04, PS ’06, AD ’07, Guitar)
Winner of El Ojo Crítico, Spain’s top classical music honor;
gave the world premiere of Rounds, John Williams's first composition for guitar
pablovillegas.com/en/

We will also honor the 2015 recipients of the MSM Presidential Medal for
Distinguished Faculty Service Dona D. Vaughn and Ted Rosenthal (BM ’81 / MM '83).

ALL ALUMNI ARE WELCOME!

Registration required: 
$25 per person
$40 per couple

Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in one of MSM's newest and most versatile performance venues. Meet up with old friends, make new ones, and visit with current faculty and staff.

At 7 PM, we will toast the accomplishments of some of your colleagues during a brief Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation.

Register Now

Click here to register online now. You can also download a Registration Form to mail or fax to us.



Previous Reunions (2013/2012/2011/2010/2009/2008)

By all accounts, the recent Alumni Reunions were big successes. Hundreds of alumni and their guests have attended from all over the world and enjoyed seeing old friends and former faculty members.

View, download, and purchase photos of previous reunions

  • OPEN CLASSES

    A selection of open classes, lectures, and rehearsals will be available for alumni to visit.
    9:00 AM– 4:30 PM
    Registration Required

  • CAMPUS TOUR

    3 – 4:30 PM
    Registration Required
    A tour of selected performance spaces, the music library, and the residence hall will commence at exactly 3 PM and finish around 4:30 PM, with plenty of time before the 5 PM reception.




  • Download registration form to mail or fax to us.

    For more information,
    please contact

    Lauren Frankovich

    Alumni Engagement Officer
    917-493-4543 
    lfrankovich@msmnyc.edu



    “Being back once again (although on a different campus from the E 105th Street)… with gifted young musicians—sharing memories with contemporaries—basking in the brilliance of professors … It was a great day!”

    —Rich Gradone

    “Congratulations on producing such an extraordinary, successful and fun alumni event!”

    —Claire Heldrich

    “Bravo for a job well done!!!”

    —Deirdre McArdle-Manning