About MSM

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Manhattan School of Music is dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of aspiring musicians, from Precollege through postgraduate studies.

Founded as a community music school by Janet Daniels Schenck in 1918, today MSM is recognized for its more than 960 superbly talented undergraduate and graduate students who come from upwards of 50 countries and nearly all 50 states; a world-renowned artist-teacher faculty; and innovative curricula.

Our College Programs

MSM offers classical, jazz, and musical theatre training, granting the following degrees:

Programs for Students Aged 5-18

True to MSM’s origins as a music school for children, the Precollege program continues to offer superior music instruction to young musicians between the ages of 5 and 18.

MSM Summer gives talented musicians aged 5-15 a change to study at MSM during the summer.

Special Programs

The School also serves some 2,000 New York City schoolchildren through its MSM Outreach Program, and another 2,000 students through its critically acclaimed Distance Learning Program.

MSM Faculty

MSM’s orchestral faculty are drawn from the city’s great classical music organizations, including the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera; members of MSM’s jazz faculty are top performers in the city; the musical theatre faculty are professional artists who have created and performed in some of Broadway’s greatest shows; and faculty soloists can be heard in recitals and chamber music programs all over New York.


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