Student Council

The Student Council is an organized group of Manhattan School of Music students whose purpose is to enrich and support student life at Manhattan School of Music, to be an advocate for students and to support other student organizations in their activities. The Student Council sponsors many diverse and exciting events during the semester. The Student Council provides an opportunity for leadership development, experience in event planning and experience with managing a budget for its student leaders. The Student Council is advised by the Office of Student Engagement. All Manhattan School of Music students in good standing are welcome to join. Meetings take place on Thursdays at 8am in the 4th floor West Conference room. For more information contact

Chris Jones 


Hey everyone! My name is Chris Jones and I am from Toronto, Canada. I am a Senior year student studying Classical Double Bass Performance and I am also Co-President of your Student Council! I decided to join Student Council for a number of reasons, but what really attracted me to the organization were all the incredible opportunities that it offered to learn, to grow and to meet new people. Joining Student Council was a big step out of my comfort zone at the time, but it has helped me tremendously and it is therefore my goal to reach out to all the people who would like to get involved, but might be unsure as I once was. After I graduate, I plan to continue my studies and continue my journey along the path of becoming a professional orchestral musician. Music aside, I am a huge hockey fan, I love working out, spending time with friends, and exploring NYC!  


Dudley Raine

Vice President 

Hi! My name is Dudley Raine, I am a sophomore violist, and the Vice President of MSM's Student Council.  I joined this organization out of a desire to work for the betterment of communication between staff and students.  My long term goal while being a part of Student Council is to help student involvement increase.  After graduating, I would like to continue studying and performing music.  Outside of being a musician, I enjoy competitive running, hanging out with friends, and exploring the Big Apple.


Veronica Mac


Hi everyone! My name is Veronica Mak and I am currently a sophomore, majoring in Classical Voice! I am very excited to be Student Council's Secretary this school year :) Being a part of MSM's Student Council has been an absolute joy and honor while I've been here. We, as students, can contribute so much to our institution and this organization has helped me voice my own opinion. My ultimate goal coming out of this experience is to ensure a strong community in our school throughout our social and student advocacy events. In the large scheme of life, performing for a living would be the greatest gift. I cannot wait to see where the future holds for StuCo this year :) 

Kenny Chauby

Communications Liaison & Orchestral Sr. Rep.

Hey everyone! My name is Kenny Chauby and I am a junior at MSM studying classical trumpet. As Student Council’s Senior Orchestral Representative and Communications Liaison, my priority is serving the student population. I became interested in the activity within the Student Affairs department my freshman year. Working alongside the other Student Council members, we have been a fundamental element to the positive student experience at MSM through school wide events and student advocacy initiatives. I am always looking to improve all aspects of community at MSM that starts from the students and runs through the administration. Coming from a small Upstate New York town, joining an active community within New York City is what excites me the most about an ever-changing music world. 

Lilly Cadow

 Treasurer and Junior Voice Representative 

Hi, I'm Lilly Cadow, and I am the Treasurer and Junior Voice Representative on Student Council. I am a freshman voice major from Vermont, and I got involved with Student Council so that I could incite change in the school's community and represent the voice of my peers. I also really like spreadsheets, which compliments my position as treasurer.

Blair Cagney

Voice Sr. Representative

Hi my name is  Blair Cagney and I am a Junior Vocal Performance studying with Ruth Golden.I am the senior voice representative and I hope to bring the vocal student body closer together while facilitating communication between the students and faculty. I  joined the student council because I love MSM and want to help make it even better for the students! 

Diego Fernandez

CGCHC Sr. Representative

Hi! My name is Diego Fernandez; I am a classical guitarist from Bolivia currently in my Junior year. I hold the position of Junior CGCHC (Classical Guitar, Clarinet, Harp and Composition) Representative. The reason I decided to join the Student Council is because I want to be a voice to the student body. Having this position I hope to attend to the needs and wishes of the students at MSM and work towards improving our experience here. In my time at MSM I hope to improve my technique, musicality and gain as much knowledge as I can about this gargantuan universe we call music. Once I graduate I plan to continue my musical studies abroad and eventually go back to my home country to foment and support the musical scene there. When I'm not practicing my hobbies are: reading, writing, and, since I came to New York, exploring the concrete jungle, a task that I am nowhere near completing. 

Lauren Scanio

Orchestral Jr. Representative

Hi! My name is Lauren Scanio and I am the junior orchestral representative. I am a sophomore flute major and full-time coffee enthusiast. I joined student council this year to continue to help make the MSM orchestras powerhouses for amazing experience. Please let Kenny or I know if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for the department- we would love to hear from you! :)

 Lucy Yao

 Piano Sr. Representative

Hi there, people seem to call me Lucy Yao. I am  a first-year Graduate student studying piano performance. Music cannot thrive without a community and I hope to help make MSM even more welcome and promising to everyone who is involved in the arts. I try to help out my colleagues in any capacity. Fostering the relationship between musicians and artists are essential to seeing change in the community. I hope to do contribute to the student voice at MSM and be an advocate for change. 


Piano Jr. Representative

Hi! My name is Po-Wei Ger and I am from Taipei, Taiwan. I am a junior undergraduate major in classical piano. I joined the student council to help convey the voice of the students to the school and organize all kinds of fun events. As your junior piano representative, I will be focusing on attending the needs of the pianists in the school, and fostering a stronger community within pianists. As an international student myself, I love to explore different cultures, travel to different places, and try out new things. I am also a huge chamber music lover!

Jarrett Winters Morley

Musical Theatre Sr. Representative

My name is Jarrett Winters Morley and I am a member of MSM's Inaugural Musical Theater Class and the Senior Musical Theater Representative to the Student Council. I  saw my first Broadway musical when I was 2 years old, and I have participated in Musical Theater since I was 5 years old. In my spare time I like to compose, read, and I am currently working on writing both a play and a musical.

April Jenkins 


Hello, my name is April Jenkins  and I am the Adviser for Student Council as well as an Intern in the Office of Student Engagement. I enjoy supporting students at MSM and helping them develop as leaders on campus. I am currently pursuing my Masters degree in Higher and Post Secondary Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am a Jersey girl but I am loving the beautiful landscape of the city. Outside of work and school, my hobbies include drawing, photography, blogging, and getting hooked on a new Netflix series. This year we have a really great group of students involved with the Student Council, and I am really excited to see how much the group is growing.