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College applications for 2021-22 will be available September 1

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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

MSM Centennial Media Wins Multiple Awards

A deluxe 304-page book celebrating MSM’s history is awarded a 2020 Circle of Excellence “Grand Gold” Award by CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, while the video “Manhattan School of Music Piano Legacies” wins Silver awards in two categories at the Telly Awards.

A Celebration of Sissieretta Jones (1868-1933): First African-American Woman to Headline Carnegie Hall

Featured in this PBS documentary about this trailblazing Black opera singer are soprano and MSM faculty member Harolyn Blackwell, along with mezzo-soprano and distinguished MSM alumna J'Nai Bridges (BM '09).


On Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, President James Gandre issued messages to the MSM Community regarding recent events in this country. Included in these messages is a major announcement about programming for the upcoming 2020-21 MSM performance season.

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