Mission Statement

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MSM inspires and empowers uniquely talented and musically gifted individuals to realize their potential.

Our motto at Manhattan School of Music is “Those Who Excel, Reach the Stars” — everything we do is tied to our deep commitment to excellence in education, performance, and creative activity; to the humanity of the School’s environment; and to the cultural enrichment of the larger community.

A premier international conservatory, MSM inspires and empowers highly talented individuals to realize their potential. We take full advantage of New York’s abundant learning and performance opportunities, preparing our students to be accomplished and passionate performers, composers and teachers, and imaginative, effective contributors to the arts and society.

To learn about our goals and vision for MSM’s future, please read our Strategic Plan.

"Those who excel, reach the stars" is the motto of Manhattan School of Music.