April 23, 2020

You can make a difference on #GivingTuesdayNow taking place May 5, 2020!

On May 5, 2020, MSM will join #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of unity and giving in response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19.

Every day at Manhattan School of Music, we celebrate the joy of performing, the power of music, and the dedication and passion of our 970 extraordinarily talented students.

On this special #GivingTuesdayNow day of May 5, 2020, please make a gift in any amount to the School to support our hardworking young artists as they pursue their dreams.

Every donation will be matched by Trustee Bill O’Connor and his wife Patricia!

All contributions to MSM made on May 5 will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous grant from our Trustee Bill O’Connor and his wife Patricia. And all donors will receive a special note of appreciation from an MSM student!

Bill O'Connor at the MSM Centennial concert celebration at Riverside Church in September 2018

It’s easy to give: click the button below or call the Advancement Office at 917-493-4434.

Most especially during challenging and difficult times, music connects us and gives us comfort, solace, and joy. Show your appreciation for the makers of music by supporting MSM on Tuesday, May 5!

For contributions of $100 or more, you will receive an attractive MSM canvas tote with our thanks.

Words of support from our generous donors, Bill and Patricia O’Connor

“As the First World War raged in Europe, our visionary founder, Janet Daniels Schenck, started the school that was to become the Manhattan School of Music. Her belief in the transforming power of music, the untapped potential of immigrant children, and a brighter future were prodigious. However, her dream could not have been realized without the financial support of friends and friends of friends.

One Hundred and One years later, in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, my wife, Patricia and I offer our matching pledge to honor MSM’s founder and to encourage the generosity of the School’s alumni and friends whose love and support will surely lead us to a better time.”

Bill and Patricia O’Connor

Tote giveaway

MSM Musical Theatre student Chandler Sinks (MM ’21) displays the tote bag we’re giving away for every donation of $100 or more!



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