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.  Students will develop their musical skills and join a community of young musicians through a wide variety of musical and social activities. Former participants have hailed from across the United States and from around the world.

MSM Summer 2018: July 2 – July 27

July 2 – July 27: Musical Theater & Classical Voice Program
July 9 – July 27: Instrumental & Jazz Voice Program

Final performances will take place Wednesday 7/25 – Friday 7/27.

(We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2018. Please check back in the fall for information about summer 2019.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list for Summer 2019 please email us at

Important Forms

Audition Requirements
Video Audition Directions
Financial Aid Application
Behavioral Health Form

What Participants Will Experience

Instrumentalists and jazz vocalists will participate in various large and small ensembles, which may include string ensemble, woodwind ensemble, orchestra, jazz band, Latin jazz band, clarinet choir, flute choir, 4-hand piano, and an array of chamber groups.  All participants will have a private lesson each week with a MSM Summer faculty member. Performance opportunities will take place throughout the summer in Manhattan School of Music’s state-of-the-art recital halls and main auditorium.

The musical theater and classical voice curriculum includes, acting, vocal coaching, dance, and performance techniques. All voice majors will have a weekly private lesson with a faculty member.  Singers will 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 will be fully staged with costumes and will be presented in Manhattan School of Music’s state-of-the-art performance venues.

Residential participants reside at Manhattan School of Music’s G. Chris and SungEun Andersen Residence Hall.

Students and counselors eat meals together in the college dining hall.

MSM Summer is supported, in part, by the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund and Mari & Kenneth Share; and by public funds from the New York City Council, Councilman Mark Levine.

Some images of recent students and events at MSM Summer!