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Welcome to Orientation at Manhattan School of Music, August 28 – September 8, 2023!

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

The week will consist of various social activities, such as a sunset cruise around the tip of Manhattan, a smoothie social in the president’s residence, and visits to iconic sites in New York City. Furthermore, there will be informative meetings to assist students in adjusting to the School. It is important to highlight that we encourage all parents to attend Convocation and the Student Success presentation for families on Monday, August 28th. These events will take place in Neidorff Hall at 2pm and 3pm, respectively.

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 a Canvas Course available to incoming students starting in late July.

The MSM Orientation Canvas Course 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
  • Sign up for events you would like to attend

To sign up for orientation events you would like to attend, please complete the form below in the 2023 Orientation (Canvas Course).
(note: many of the events require ticket purchase upon signing up)

If you previously signed up for an orientation event and can no longer attend, please review the Event Sign-Up FAQs and complete the applicable form to request your refund.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Student Engagement at 917-493-4525 or

Check-in Day August 28, 2023 from 8 AM – 12 PM

  • Receive 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
  • Discover the wide variety of events that occur during Orientation
  • Ask questions and get to know our staff and students

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