Programs

MSM Distance Learning

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Our digital education programs connect students, educators, and distinguished artists around the globe.


Manhattan School of Music launched its groundbreaking Distance Learning program in 1996, the first of its kind at a major conservatory. Since then, using state-of-the-art interactive videoconference technology to enhance MSM students’ curriculum, we have also developed programs to connect students, educators, and distinguished artists around the globe. Additionally, our live webstreamed concerts and master classes, featuring MSM student ensembles and acclaimed faculty, now attract a worldwide audience.

MSM Distance Learning’s award-winning programs, including the Global Conservatory for higher education, and Music Bridges for K-12 & Community audiences, offer master classes, private instruction, and seminars for music students and educators; standards-based classical and jazz programs for K-12; and a variety of selections for lifelong learners.

Explore these pages to find out what MSM’s Distance Learning Program can offer you!

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Our Polycom technology

Watch a video about Manhattan School of Music, and how it uses Polycom RealPresence Desktop with Music Mode™ for our Distance Learning classes.

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MSM’s Distance Learning Program is the proud recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award, for 4 consecutive years.

Meet Our Staff

Distance Learning and Recording Arts, Room 312
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027

  • Christianne Orto

    Dean, Distance Learning and Recording Arts
    917-493-4401
    corto@msmnyc.edu

  • David Marsh

    Distance Learning Program Coordinator
    917-493-4514
    dmarsh@msmnyc.edu

  • Bruce Bertrand

    Distance Learning Systems Engineer
    917-493-4350
    bbertrand@msmnyc.edu

  • Bert Hill

    Distance Learning Digital Education Specialist
    917-493-4488
    bhill@msmnyc.edu

  • Distance Learning Team

    From Left to Right: David Marsh, Christianne Orto, Bruce Bertrand, Bert Hill

Strategic Partners

Manhattan School of Music recognizes the following partners for their ongoing collaboration and support of the Conservatory’s Distance Learning program:

“Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity. My students begged for more. Please share your talents, knowledge and expertise with us again.”

Pine Crest School