We invite you to experience Manhattan School of Music and our neighborhood!
MSM generally offers both in-person and virtual information sessions and tours to prospective students and their families, and we hope to return to in-person tours soon. Both experiences provide a personalized window into our vibrant musical community and an overview of MSM’s exceptional academic programs, the application and audition process, and MSM’s world-class facilities. Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at our newly renovated concert halls, performance, practice & learning spaces, libraries, dining facilities, residence hall, and student union. Students have the opportunity to meet with both our team of admission professionals and current students.
Manhattan School of Music is located in the academic heart of NYC’s Upper West Side at 130 Claremont Avenue, one block west of Broadway, and just north of 122nd St. It is conveniently accessible by public transportation.
Watch the video above to learn about MSM's neighborhood and what it's like to live here as a student!
Each academic year features more than 700 performances by our students and faculty. Master Classes are also held by internationally renowned artists who coach our students in a variety of repertoire.
Most of these events are free, open to the public, and don’t require tickets or reservations. Click below for more information!
If you would like a representative from Manhattan School of Music to visit your school and talk to your orchestra, band, or choir, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to tell you about MSM!
MSM is located at 130 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Manhattan School of Music is located between the 116th Street and 125th Street stations.
(M5, M4, M104, M60, M11) Several MTA bus lines stop within two blocks of the school: the M5 arrives at Riverside Drive, the M4 and M104 arrive at Broadway, and the M60 and M11 arrive at Amsterdam Avenue.
Metro North trains stop at Harlem-125th Street. After exiting the train, board the M60 bus, making stops down Amsterdam Avenue.
Northbound on I-95
Continue on I-95N
Take exit 16E toward Lincoln Tunnel
Merge onto NJ-495 E
Continue onto Lincoln Tunnel
Take the exit toward Dyer Ave
Turn right onto Dyer Ave
Turn right onto W 34th St
Take the 3rd right onto New York 9A N/12th Ave
Continue to follow New York 9A N
Take the exit toward 125 St
Turn right onto St Clair Pl
Take the 1st right onto Riverside Dr
Take the 1st left onto Tiemann Pl
Take the 1st right onto Claremont Ave
Southbound on I-95
Continue from I-95 S onto I-278 W
Slight right onto I-87 N (signs for Major Deegan Expressway/Albany)
Take exit 4 for 149 St E toward 145 St Bridge
Turn left onto 145th St Bridge/E 149th St
Continue to follow 145th St Bridge
Continue onto W 145th St
Turn left onto Broadway
Turn right onto La Salle St
Turn left onto Claremont Ave
Wheelchair and walker access to Manhattan School of Music is available through the Handicap Accessible Entrance located at 130 Claremont Avenue. Please enter through the door marked with the universal Handicap Accessible symbol. A doorbell at this entrance will alert a security guard to unlock the door. MSM’s Box Office and performance spaces, with the exception of Mikowsky Hall and Myers Hall, are handicap accessible. The cafeteria is not accessible.
For wheelchair and walker accessible seating please call the Manager of Community Relations at 917-493-4536.
When purchasing tickets, please specify if you require a Wheelchair/Walker location or if you will be transferring to a theater seat. Seating locations are subject to availability.
Let us know in advance if you will be accompanied by a personal attendant or aide to reserve a complimentary adjacent seat.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance begins.
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10027
2528 Broadway (between W 95th & 96th Streets), New York, NY 10025
The Lucerne Hotel
201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
(between La Salle St & Tiemann Pl)
Lunch: Mon–Fri: 12 PM to 4 PM
Brunch: Sat–Sun: 11 AM to 4 PM
Dinner: Sun–Thu: 4 PM to 1 PM,
Fri–Sat: 4 PM to 12 AM
Jin Ramen (Japanese)
(between Tiemann Pl & 125 St)
Mon – Sun : 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Mon – Thu : 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Fri – Sat : 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sun : 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kitchenette (American, Bakery)
1272 Amsterdam Ave.
(between 122nd & 123rd Sts.)
Mon–Fri: 8 AM to 11 PM
Sat–Sun: 9 AM to 11 PM
Le Monde (French, Bistro)
(between 112th & 113th St)
Sun–Thur: 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Fri & Sat: 11 AM to 1:30 AM
Max SoHa (Italian)
1274 Amsterdam Ave.
Daily: Noon to Midnight
125 La Salle St.
(west of Broadway)
Daily: 11 AM–11 PM
Toast (Traditional American)
(between Tiemann Pl & La Salle St)
Mon–Thurs: 11 AM to 11 PM
Fri: 11 AM to Midnight
Sat: 10 AM to Midnight
Sun: 10 AM to 11 PM
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