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Manhattan School of Music students have a wide variety of opportunities to perform at MSM and at well-known venues around New York City.

The Manhattan School of Music Symphony, Philharmonia, and Chamber Sinfonia provide orchestral instrumentalists with the opportunity to participate in three separate series of concerts which are open to the public. The orchestral program is enriched by selected guest conductors for concerts and readings. Our orchestras have performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Merkin Concert Hall. Information about chamber music can be found in the Instrumental Chamber Music Handbook.

Jazz ensembles also present numerous concerts and often feature jazz greats as guest soloists. The Jazz Orchestra, one of the School’s three large jazz ensembles, has appeared at festivals and conventions throughout the country. The Jazz Orchestra and MSM’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Band perform twice an academic year at Dizzy’s Jazz Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center. All jazz students participate in small combos each semester.

For examples of where MSM Ensembles perform at the School and in New York City visit:

MSM Performance Venues

Off-Campus Venues

Large Ensembles

Symphony Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Chamber Sinfonia

Symphonic Chorus
Chamber Chorus
Opera Theatre
Opera Scenes
Opera Repertoire Ensemble
Contemporary Opera Ensemble
Baroque Aria Ensemble
American Musical Theater Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

Studio Orchestra
Jazz Orchestra
Composer’s Big Band
LatinX Jazz Orchestra

Brass Orchestra
Chamber Winds

Manhattan School of Music orchestras have performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Merkin Concert Hall; Our Jazz Orchestra plays regularly at Dizzy’s Jazz Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Centre.

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