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Welcome to Orientation at Manhattan School of Music, August 30–September 7, 2021!

Orientation is a great way to settle into MSM, get to know New York City, and make new friends.

The week typically includes many social activities including a sunset cruise around the tip of Manhattan, an Ice Cream Social in the president’s residence, and an exclusive tour of the Steinway Piano Factory.  We will also host many informational meetings to help students get acclimated to the School.

You’ll also be able to finish up any paperwork, get to know MSM programs, take placement exams and auditions, and enroll in your classes.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Student Engagement at 917-493-4673 or

Check-in Day August 30, 2021 from 8 AM – 12 PM

  • Get your ID card and finish up paperwork in Ades Performance Space
  • Living on Campus in Andersen Hall? It’s Move-In day at 136 Claremont Avenue!
  • Enjoy music by MSM students during Convocation
  • Learn what’s going on during the rest of the Orientation weeks
  • Ask questions and get to know our staff and students

Information about how to get to MSM: