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Meet drummer Varun Das (PC ’18, BM ’22, MM ’24) in MSM’s Jazz Arts program

Jazz drummer Varun Das is a master's student at MSM studying with John Riley; he was recognized by DownBeat  as “Best/ Outstanding Soloist” in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Student Music Awards. Varun chats with us about his recent performance at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, and his time at MSM.

A new tradition at MSM: “Founder’s Day” on November 22 celebrating Janet Daniels Schenck

MSM will honor the legacy of founder Janet Daniels Schenck on November 22. “Dr. Schenck’s legacy is evident in everything we do,” says MSM President James Gandre.

Announcing Neighborhood Pass:
Neighbors attend ticketed MSM performances for free!

All residents of the 10027 zip code may now attend ticketed MSM performances free of charge. Learn details here.

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