About Alumni Engagement

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Dear MSM Alumni Community,

I am excited to introduce myself as Manhattan School of Music’s new Alumni Engagement Associate! As a recent graduate of MSM (MM ‘20), I am incredibly thankful to be able to continue connecting with our alumni community.

A little bit about myself; I graduated with a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance this past May and hold AMS and BFA degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Vocal Performance. During my graduate studies at MSM, I worked in the Advancement Office as a work study student and am happy to be back! I look forward to continuing the care and work that has been put into the MSM alumni community.

In case you are wondering what the Office of Alumni Engagement does, it is our responsibility to keep alumni informed of the progress of the School, share news and celebrate alumni accomplishments, and foster on-going alumni involvement. Our office maintains alumni records, sponsors alumni gatherings, and facilitates contact between alumni and the rest of the Manhattan School of Music community.

To say the least, 2020 has been a time of challenge and transition for so many; much of which has been deeply felt by our alumni. As we continue to face changes daily, I hope that MSM’s Alumni community can be a place for both comfort and support. I am deeply proud and heartened by the passion, brilliance, and resilience of MSM’s alumni and hope to uplift our community in every way that I can.

As we continue to find effective and meaningful ways to stay connected with you, your feedback helps tremendously. We ask that you let us know what kinds of events and initiatives you would like to see us facilitate and what news you would like to receive from us.

I hope to connect with you soon and until then, feel free to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you!


Shannyn Rinker
Alumni Engagement Associate