Housing & Residential Life

Living On Campus

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Fostering a community of student musicians in the Andersen Hall residence hall, adjacent to MSM's main building.

MSM believes in the experience of cultivating a community of musicians, and living on campus is the first step toward becoming a part of the thriving musical environment. And so all Freshmen, First-year Transfer, and Sophomore students are required to live on campus in the G. Chris and SungEun Andersen Residence Hall adjacent to the School.

In addition to magnificent views of NYC and the Hudson River, the hall features:

  • 13 floors with housing for approximately 600 students
  • 79 practice rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Trained residence life staff
  • Laundry facilities
  • A well-equipped fitness room
  • 5 Student lounges
  • A dining facility is located in the School’s main building adjacent to the residence.

The dining facility is located in the School’s main building, adjacent to the residence.

We’re here to help you

An integral part of the Department of Student Affairs, the Office of Residence Life is responsible for staffing, programming, building maintenance, housekeeping services, and disciplinary matters for students living in the residence hall — we serve as the primary communications and support center for resident students.

Residence Life staff 

Professional and student staff are all trained to address resident’s needs and are on call every night to assist residents and handle emergencies. Our staff includes:

  • Two full-time professional staff
  • A graduate intern studying higher education administration at Teacher’s College
  • 19 resident assistants (R.A.’s)

We strive to maintain a positive community atmosphere and we’re available to help each student with their living and learning experiences at MSM.

There is always something to do in the residence hall!

Residence Life hosts more than 100 programs each year, offering students a break from their rigorous daily routine. Some of these programs are social; others are educational giving students  tools to succeed both in and out of the artistic realm.

Your mailing address while at MSM:

134 Claremont Avenue, Room #____ 
New York, NY 10027-4698

Please be sure to include your room number when giving out your address.