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July 23, 2020

Updates about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

MSM is deeply committed to ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of all our community members.

Due to the evolving nature of the situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the School’s senior leadership is closely monitoring the official communications from government and health organizations.

We also continue to monitor US, state, and local health agencies and are in close contact with New York State’s Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).

  • This page includes details of comprehensive changes in operating procedures and campus closures.

The page also includes health recommendations and travel advisories relating to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The School’s senior leadership continues to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as necessary.

Current Actions and Recommendations

Precollege updates

MSM Precollege is currently accepting applications on certain instruments for the 2020-21 academic year. Please contact precollege@msmnyc.edu if you are interested in applying.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of the entire MSM Community, MSM has decided that the Precollege will continue in a remote learning format for Fall 2020. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have regarding Precollege activities to Tiffany Bizup at tbizup@msmnyc.edu.


MSM Summer 2020

In order to deliver the best and safest program for our students and faculty, MSM Summer 2020 will be held through remote learning.

Although we are disappointed that we won’t be together in person, we are excited to offer many new classes and online experiences for our talented student population!

Please direct questions or concerns regarding MSM Summer please email msmsummer@msmnyc.edu


Campus Closure

  • The MSM campus is closed to anyone not living in Andersen Hall and to all non-essential employees.
  • The School has implemented a work from home policy for administrative staff through June 30. Staff will have access to all email, phone, and support resources during this time.


Campus Tours are currently cancelled

While MSM’s campus is closed to all visitors during this time, we encourage you to take a virtual photo tour of our campus and residence hall.

Strict attention to hygiene

MSM has adopted enhanced measures with regard to campus cleaning and disinfecting, including spraying with disinfectant all high-touch areas such as elevator call buttons, door knobs, and piano keys.


Looking Ahead

The School’s senior leadership continues to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as necessary.

Members of MSM’s senior leadership, including our President, Provost, CFO, Dean of Students, Campus Health Nurse, and others, are tracking, soliciting, and receiving up-to-date information about how college campuses best address this emerging event, and we will continue to communicate email updates to keep our community informed.

Manhattan School of Music is following the guidance of the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. State Department, and New York State County Health Department (New York City) regarding current medical thinking and travel restrictions/advisories related to this outbreak.

The buttons below navigate to their websites, and we encourage all community members to stay current on the latest recommendations.