MSM Recording Arts offers audio and HD video recording and livestreaming services for over 400 student recitals each academic year at Manhattan School of Music.
The Orto Center’s Recording Arts staff of professional recording engineers can provide audio recordings in all of the primary recital venues at MSM and HD video recording and live streaming for recitals that take place in six venues: Greenfield Hall, Miller Recital Hall, Mikowsky Recital Hall, Myers Recital Hall, Pforzheimer Hall, and beginning 2023-24, Ades Performance Space.
To schedule a recording for any type of recital (Required or Non-Required), submit your recording service requests via the online Student Recital Confirmation and Repertoire Form administered by the Scheduling Department once you receive your recital date. This must be completed 40 days prior to your recital.
To schedule a recording for any type of recital (Required or Non-Required):
Yes, MSM Recording Arts offers HD video recording and live streaming of student recitals that take place in Greenfield Hall, Miller Recital Hall, Mikowsky Recital Hall, Myers Recital Hall, Pforzheimer Hall, and Ades Performance Space.
PLEASE NOTE: Recording Arts can livestream a maximum of three (3) simultaneous events at one time. Livestreaming services may not be available due to other streaming events already scheduled and confirmed such as MSM ensemble concerts or other student recitals. You are encouraged to sign up for live streaming early as it is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students may also personally video record their student recital using a single camera on a tripod or a smartphone/tablet. Personal video recording of student recitals must be done in accordance with the Equipment & Venue Policies and Personal Use Terms of Agreement outlined in the Student Recital Guide (#17) available on the MSM Student Portal.
Live sound amplification services are offered for a fee for Jazz Arts and CPP student recitals in Miller Recital Hall and Ades Performance Space only and requires that students have also selected the Multi-Mic recording upgrade option.
Live sound amplification services will include an audio mix being amplified through PA speakers in the hall plus a limited amount of stage monitors as determined by the audio engineer working the recital (Ades: 4 maximum, Miller: 3 maximum, Myers: 2 maximum).
Note: In Myers Recital Hall only, amplification of up to 3 inputs (i.e., a vocalist and/or pianist) can be accommodated without an additional fee when the Multi-Mic Audio Recording option has been selected. A live sound engineer is not included for recitals in Myers. If your music or entire band requires amplification, or if you have things like keyboards/synths, instrument pedal boards, or string instruments that need amplification, please schedule your recital in Miller or Ades so you can have a dedicated live sound engineer and the necessary equipment. Myers is a fantastic venue for recording a quintet or sextet but is not equipped to provide full-service live sound amplification due to its size and like of dedicated PA system.
Multi-mic (multitrack) audio recording is available to students whose recitals are scheduled to take place in Myers Recital Hall, Miller Recital Hall, or Ades Performance Space. This package is intended primarily for jazz or contemporary ensembles that benefit from a multi-mic (or close-miking) setup.
You’ll receive an email when your recital recordings are ready to download, normally within 5-7 business days following your recital. During the peak recital and performance season of March-May however, production will take longer. Please plan accordingly for any deadlines.
No. All recordings of student recitals and private recording sessions are delivered digitally in full-resolution format.
Audio recording is available in Greenfield Hall, Myers Recital Hall, Mikowsky Hall, Pforzheimer Hall, Miller Recital Hall, Ades Performance Space, and the Bossi-Comelli Studio.
HD video recording and live streaming is available in Greenfield Hall, Miller Recital Hall, Mikowsky Recital Hall, Myers Recital Hall, Pforzheimer Hall, and Ades Performance Space only.
Myers Recording Studio cannot record recitals given off-campus, in Room 707, or in Rahm Hall.
Myers Recording Studio’s professional engineering staff records student recitals.
No. In accordance with MSM’s Audio Recording Policy, all concerts, events and student recitals at MSM are recorded and engineered by the Myers Recording Studio facility and its staff only. Personal audio recording is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy can result in school sanctions.
Please view all Audio and Video Recording Policies in the MSM Student Handbook.
Most recitals are recorded from the recording studio control rooms connected to the performance venues, so you may not see a recording engineer before or during your recital.
No, Myers Recording Studio does not lend or rent recording equipment under any circumstances.
It is your responsibility to listen to your recital recording and notify Myers Recording Studio immediately of any problems. The studio will make any possible corrections within 30 days of your receipt of your recording order.
No, Myers Recording Studio does not offer editing, mixing, mastering, or any other post-production services for student recital recordings.
You must personally cancel a confirmed recital recording reservation with Myers Recording Studio by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A $50 cancellation fee will apply if less than four weeks’ notice is given.
The Recording Release Agreement states that, in accordance with receiving permission to record with Myers Recording Studio, all individuals involved agree to abide by the contents of the agreement if the recording is used or distributed for anything other than personal purposes (e.g., promotional or commercial distribution). Anyone requesting a private recording session or recital recording must read, sign and submit the Recording Release Agreement.
For information regarding copyright law, please access the following Web sites:
Harry Fox Agency, Inc. was established in 1927 as a musical copyright information source and licensing agency for the music industry. HFA currently represents more than 27,000 music publishers and is the premier licensing resource for the mechanical use of music reproduced in all formats and media.
United States Copyright Office: Visit this site for information on the function and history of the Copyright Office, and details on the services they provide (including copyright registration).
Additional sources for information on copyright include the National Music Publishers Association (www.nmpa.org), the Copyright Society of the USA (www.csusa.org) and the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center (http://fairuse.stanford.edu/).
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