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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 ream social in the president’s residence, and visits to iconic NYC sites. We will also host many informational meetings to help students get acclimated to the School.

Additionally, students have the opportunity to finish up any outstanding paperwork, learn about MSM programs and resources, and participate in departmental auditions.

The orientation calendar of events is shared through the Guidebook app. To access the MSM Orientation guide you will need to enter a passphrase.  Please check your MSM email inbox for an email from the orientation team with the passphrase.

The MSM Orientation Guidebook App will help you: 

  • See the full orientation schedule
  • Track events you’re interested in
  • Learn about required meetings
  • Help you find your way around through the school

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 MSM 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
  • Ask questions and get to know our staff and students

Information about how to get to MSM: