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Student Handbook 2021-2022

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Message From the Dean of Students

Welcome to the 2020-21 academic year at Manhattan School of Music!

This Student Handbook outlines what Manhattan School of Music has in place to support and enhance the student experience, as well as the policies and procedures we ask students to adhere to – the “do’s and don’ts” that you must live by in order to remain in good standing in the community.  Please take a careful look at all the information that is offered to you in this Handbook.

As we are all well-aware, this will be a challenging year. Being a responsible and caring community member has never been more important.  We cannot lose the spirit that allowed New Yorkers to come together to flatten the curve — we must each do our part to keep our community safe.  Beyond that, we need to find ways to meet the needs of the community around us in West Harlem/Morningside Heights and beyond – a community where not everyone has fared well these past months.  I hope our student organizations will lead the way!

This year, as always, at MSM we are committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment.  The Dean of Students Office is a place to bring your questions and concerns.  I do my very best to find answers and support for all who turn to me.   The staff I work with in Student Affairs shares my commitment, as we outline in our mission statement:

Have a great year!!

Monica Coen Christensen, Ed.D.
Dean of Students

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