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MSM's piano program offers an in-depth study of the instrument's vast repertoire, emphasizing performance in all styles.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Other Studies

  • Professional Studies Certificate (PS)
  • Artist Diploma (AD)

Program Details

Manhattan School of Music’s programs for piano majors offer an in-depth study of the vast repertoire for the instrument, developing interpretive skills and emphasizing performance in all styles. They are designed to develop skilled performers familiar with piano repertoire, performance practices, and interpretive traditions.

Audition & Prescreening Information

Procedures By Degree Level

Handbook for Current Students

Piano Department Handbook

Plan of Study & Course Descriptions

Plan of Study: Piano
MSM Course Catalog

Piano Program Administration

Marc Silverman, Department Chair

Israel Schossev, Director of Piano Technical Services

Success Stories

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  • Jan 11, 2022 Guitar, Piano, Vocal Arts
    92nd St Y to feature MSM Alumni Kirill Gerstein (BM ’99, MM ’00), Dawn Upshaw (MM ’85, HonDMA ’98), and Pablo Sainz-Villegas (PS ’06, AD ’07)
  • Oct 15, 2021 Piano
    MSM student Eda Seviniş (BM ’23) a winner at the prestigious Int’l Robert Schumann Competition in Germany
  • Oct 7, 2021 Piano
    MSM piano faculty member Joanne Polk featured in NYTimes article on 19th century composer Louise Farrenc

“My time at Manhattan School of Music has not only been a dream come true, but also the most enriching experience of my life.”

Piano student of Solomón Mikowsky at MSM