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

NOTE: Artist Diploma (AD) applications will not be considered for the 2021 application year.

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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  • Jun 24, 2021 Piano
    MSM Alumnus Dominic Chelli (BM ’14) is one of five finalists in the American Pianists Awards taking place June 25-27
  • Jun 21, 2021 Piano
    Make Music Day in New York City at the World Trade Center Oculus features world premiere by MSM Alum Hyung-ki Joo (BM ’93, MM ’99), performed by eight pianists from MSM.
  • Jun 20, 2021 Jazz, Piano
    MSM Jazz Arts alumna pianist Dabin Ryu (MM ’20) releases debut album “Wall”

“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