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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.”

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MSM News

Award-winning poet Lynn Strongin, a composition student at MSM from 1956 to 1959, reminisces about her time here

Lynn is the author of more than 12 books, one of which was selected by her publisher as its submission to the Pulitzer Prizes. She speaks of the importance MSM has had in her life at a time she suffered from the effects of polio, and how MSM influenced her creative path.

The deadline to apply to MSM for 2022-2023 is Dec 5. Here’s our guide to writing the two application essays in about 30 minutes!

Admissions Blog: The exercise we offer in this post will help you get your college essays sketched out in 8 minutes and completed and polished in approximately 30 minutes.  

Singular Talents Isabel Leonard and Myra Huang Join Manhattan School of Music’s Faculty

The Multiple Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and leading collaborative pianist Myra Huang join MSM's Vocal Arts and Collaborative Piano divisions, respectively.

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