MSM Summer

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MSM’s summer program for young musicians age 8-17, to develop their talents, build friendships, and have fun!

About MSM Summer

MSM Summer provides instruction and performance experience in instrumental music and voice for students ages 8-17 in a dynamic conservatory setting.  Students develop their musical skills and join a vibrant community of young musicians.

MSM Summer is a single focus music day program. Housing accommodations are not provided.

MSM Summer 2019: July 1 – July 26 (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm)

Musical Theater & Classical Voice: July 1 – July 26; $3,550

Composition, Instrumental, & Jazz Voice:  July 8 – July 26; $2,810

(*There will be no classes on Thursday, July 4th.)

All auditions are by video submission only.

MSM Summer 2019 Audition Requirements

Financial aid materials are available upon receipt of your completed application.

The deadline for Summer 2019 has passed. We are no longer accepting applications for this summer. Please check our website in the fall for information about summer 2020. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for summer 2020 please go to:



What Participants Will Experience

Classical instrumentalists participate in various large and small ensembles, including orchestra, sectionals, studio classes, woodwind ensembles, and an array of chamber groups.

Classical pianists participate in a diverse assortment of classes, including piano repertoire class, studio class, 4-hand piano, and a variety of chamber groups. An emphasis is placed on sight-reading, as well as opportunities to perform with other students.

Jazz instrumentalists and jazz vocalists participate in various large and small ensembles including jazz band, Latin jazz band, R&B ensemble, and various combos. All jazz students take classes in jazz theory, jazz history, and improvisation.

The musical theater and classical voice curriculum includes, acting, vocal coaching, and performance techniques. Singers develop their vocal skills and dramatic interpretation, as well as gain valuable performance experience, as they rehearse and prepare for the summer’s culminating musical theater productions. Performances are fully staged with sets and costumes.

Composition majors participate in small group workshops and individual lessons. Additional classes include orchestration, arranging, and advanced music theory. There are multiple opportunities for student compositions to be performed.

All students have a private lesson each week with a MSM Summer faculty member and take a daily theory and/or ear training class. Performance opportunities take place throughout the summer in Manhattan School of Music’s state-of-the-art performance venues.

MSM Summer is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, Mari & Kenneth Share, and an anonymous donor; and by public funds from the New York City Council, Councilmember Mark Levine.

Some images of recent students and events at MSM Summer!