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Apply here to MSM's College programs, Precollege Saturday program (ages 5-18), or MSM Summer (ages 8-17)

Apply to MSM College

The first step is to start your online application. Once you’ve inputted your degree, program, and instrument or area of study information in this first section, you can save your application and return to complete the various sections as necessary.

MSM is still accepting Fall 2023 College applications. While our main auditions have passed, we are happy to accept late applications, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis through the end of May 2023 for select majors. Email to inquire about space in your program.

There is a $25 late fee for submitting the application past the deadline. Please note that, for prescreened majors, applicants who submit after the deadline may experience delays in the prescreen review and their ability to schedule the live audition.

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About MSM

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

Founded in 1918, today MSM is recognized for its:

  • More than 960 superbly talented undergraduate and graduate students who come from more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 states
  • A world-renowned artist-teacher faculty
  • Innovative curricula

“Those Who Excel, Reach the Stars”

MSM promotes the highest standards of excellence in our supportive atmosphere, infused with the incomparable creative energy of New York City!

Want to learn more about life at MSM?


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Please feel free to email our admission professionals, who will be delighted to meet you in person or virtually, answer your questions, and help guide you through the application, audition, and enrollment process!

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