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Manhattan School of Music is one of the world's premier music conservatories for classical music, jazz, and musical theatre.

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“At MSM we promote the highest standards of excellence in our supportive atmosphere, infused with the incomparable creative energy of New York City.”

James Gandre

President, Manhattan School of Music

MSM News

In Memoriam:
Marlena Malas (1936 – 2023), Vocal Arts Faculty

It is with heavy hearts that we write to inform you that our brilliant colleague, Marlena Malas, a revered member of the MSM Community since joining the faculty in 1982 and a 2021 recipient of the MSM President’s Medal for Distinguished Service, died last evening at the age of 87. Read President James Gandre's full statement.

MSM Celebrates the Second Annual “Founder’s Day” on November 22

“Founder’s Day” is a new MSM tradition, launched by MSM President James Gandre in 2022 that celebrates Janet Daniels Schenck, the School’s visionary leader for over four decades. “Dr. Schenck’s legacy is evident in everything we do,” says President Gandre.

CBS-TV highlights MSM’s dramatically effective energy-saving partnership with Con Edison

Manhattan School of Music was recently featured on CBS-TV due to the School's considerable annual energy savings thanks to upgrades with energy utility Con Edison. The power saved each year is equivalent to the amount of energy that 96 individual homes would consume.

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