Alumni

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Stay connected. Get involved. Make an impact.

Welcome to the MSM Alumni Community! Connect with former classmates, enjoy MSM resources and career support, and explore networking events and social activities.

MSM alumni perform in the world’s greatest orchestras, jazz clubs, and opera companies. They are acclaimed chamber music and solo performers, leaders in arts institutions, esteemed teachers in the best colleges and universities, and winners of Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys.

MSM successes go beyond the music industry as well, in fields such as business, IT, law, and medicine. A Manhattan School of Music education leads to fulfillment in many chosen fields.

(Photo above: jazz singer Jane Monheit (MM ’09) at Birdland in New York City)

MSM alumni are part of an impressive and inspiring global network of passionate, innovative, and accomplished performers, educators, arts administrators, and music professionals, as well as industry leaders both in and out of the music world.

What MSM Means To Me

“MSM is my ‘coming of age’ story. I got my butt kicked when I needed to and experienced a lot of firsts: my first apartment and living alone, witnessing and experiencing real diversity in people, food (real pizza!), neighborhoods, and communities… my first love, first serious chamber music partners, mentors, and access to so many resources in the city, appreciate of new music, the first death of a friend from cancer, and of course…9/11. MSM was part of the journey of how I learned to play from my heart, which I attribute largely to my work with my teacher, Burton Kaplan. My time in NYC and the events that unfolded during those years was also about tuning into my own humanity.”

Charlene Huang (BM ’03)