Bachelor of Music (BM)
Classical Programs, Composition, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program, and Voice
Master of Music (MM)
Classical Programs, Collaborative Piano, Conducting (Choral and Orchestral), Composition, Contemporary Performance, Jazz, Orchestral Performance, Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program, and Voice
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Classical Programs, Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting (Choral and Orchestral), Jazz, Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program, and Voice
Professional Studies Certificate (PS)
Classical Programs, Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting (Choral and Orchestral), Orchestral Performance, and Voice
Artist Diploma (AD)
Classical Programs, Collaborative Piano, and Voice
Manhattan School of Music is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The School has authorization to operate from the New York State Board of Regents, and is certified by the Bureau for Veterans Education.
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Manhattan School of Music’s faculty is made up of members of New York City’s leading performing institutions–the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra–as well as acclaimed soloists, chamber musicians, and jazz artists.
Learn about MSM’s faculty here.
Manhattan School of Music, on Broadway and 122nd Street, shares its upper Manhattan neighborhood with Columbia University, Barnard College, Columbia Teachers College, Bank Street College, the International House, Union and Jewish theological seminaries, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
130 practice rooms
8 performance spaces
450 bed residence hall
Take a photo tour of the campus here.
700 performances per year, including fully-staged operas, orchestral concerts, student and faculty recitals, jazz concerts on-site and at Jazz at Lincoln Center
More than 100 master classes a year
Check out MSM’s performances here.
Approximate, Fall 2017
961 Students on campus
490 undergraduate students
444 non-doctoral graduate students
27 doctoral students
538 female; 423 male
46 doctoral students off campus in the dissertation phase
You can find the Student Grievance Resolution Process here.
Learn more about Tuition and Fees here.
A highly competitive and professional Saturday music program dedicated to the musical and personal growth of talented young musicians ages 5-18. The Precollege enrolls approximately 475 students from around the tri-state area and beyond, under the guidance of approximately 140 Precollege Faculty. Typical program of study includes a 60-minute private lesson, classes in theory and ear training, performance classes including large and small ensembles, and various elective classes. The Precollege offers four orchestras, three choirs, and numerous chamber ensembles and jazz ensembles.
Learn more about Precollege here.
American String Quartet
Peter Winograd, violin
Laurie Carney, violin
Daniel Avshalomov, viola
Wolfram Koessel, cello
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Randall Ellis, oboe
Alan R. Kay, clarinet
Frank Morelli, bassoon
David Jolley, horn
MSM has a range of Orchestral, Jazz, Contemporary, Wind, and Vocal Performance student ensembles
List of Ensembles
Manhattan School of Music’s alumni are active in every aspect of contemporary musical life. Many are among the most distinguished artists performing in concert halls, opera houses, and on jazz stages throughout the world today.
List of Notable Alumni
Manhattan School of Music admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.
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New York, New York 10027