Recording Arts

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MSM’s Myers Recording Studio offers professional audio and video recording services to the MSM community and public at large.

The Studio features a state-of-the-art digital multi-track facility capable of recording events in all of the School’s main performance spaces, including orchestra and jazz ensemble concerts, operas, musical theatre performances, master classes, and recitals.

The Studio and its staff work to ensure that every student leaves MSM with a portfolio of professional audio and video recordings that are representative of their musical advancements over the course of their study and serve to further their professional careers.

Studio tours, panel discussions and workshops on recording and recording-related topics such as How to Make the Most Out of Your Recordings and Introduction to Sound Recording for Musicians are offered on an ongoing basis.

Click here for all 2018-19 Recording Arts Rates and Services.

Accessing Our Recordings

Manhattan School of Music performances, master classes and concerts that are recorded each year are available for listening purposes in the Peter Jay Sharp Library to the MSM community. In addition, all orchestra and opera performance recordings are streamed on the Library web site following each concert, giving students immediate access to recorded performances.

Myers Recording Studio maintains the expansive historical audio archive collection of the Manhattan School of Music performances recorded since the 1950s. Additionally, an archival digitization project is currently underway in advance of MSM’s Centennial Celebration in Fall 2018 that will give the MSM community digital access to the School’s rich and vast recorded history.

Radio Broadcast and Commercial Release

MSM performances recorded by Myers Recording Studio are broadcast regularly on various radio stations, including WQXR and WWFM. MSM’s ongoing partnership with WWFM—The Classical Network—offers the opportunity for select student performances at MSM to be broadcast throughout the school year on their program, Celebrating Our Musical Future.

Myers Recording Studio regularly produces recordings for commercial release, including opera and jazz performance recordings released on Albany Records and Jazzheads respectively. In addition, Myers Recording Studio produces a commemorative compilation CD each year featuring the many outstanding performances from MSM student ensembles.

Distance Learning

Myers Recording Studio is part of the Distance Learning and Recording Arts Department at Manhattan School of Music. In addition to extensive recording services, this department produces interactive educational videoconference programs involving students and faculty members including:

  • Masterclasses
  • Clinics
  • Coaching sessions
  • Private lessons
  • Educational & community outreach
  • Professional development sessions in 46 of the 50 US states and 35 countries with:
    • institutions of higher education
    • K-12 schools
    • community organizations

Myers Recording Studio provides audio support and sound design for all MSM Distance Learning programs