Success Stories

Explore Recent News and Success Stories about MSM Students, Alumni, and Faculty.

  • Mar 18, 2020Collaborative Piano
    Alumni

    Alumni perform LIVE from 92nd Street Y

    Tonight at 7:30 PM EST, Fleur Barron (MM ’08, Classical Voice) and Myra Huang (MM ’01, Collaborative Piano) will perform in 92nd Street Y’s final performance of the 2019/20 vocal series. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the concert will have no audience but be streamed live from the 92nd Street Y website.

    The concert, which will feature a program of songs by Gustav Mahler, has been featured by Forbes, Vogue, and PBS.

    A “charismatic star” (The Boston Globe) mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron is a student of Cynthia Hoffman. Grammy-nominated Myra Huang is a former student of Warren Jones.

  • Jan 27, 2020Collaborative Piano
    Alumni

    Alumni Craig Terry and Charlie Porter win at GRAMMYs

    Manhattan School of Music alumni Craig Terry (’99) and Charlie Porter (MM ’09) won the award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album for Songplay alongside Joyce Didonato and fellow accompanists Chuck Isreals and Jimmy Madison.

    Lauded for his “sensitive and stylish” (New York Times) and “superb” (Opera News) playing, pianist Craig Terry has launched an international career regularly performing with some of the world’s leading singers and instrumentalists. Craig studied with pianist Warren Jones during his time at Manhattan School of Music.

    Internationally acclaimed trumpeter and composer Charlie Porter first cut his teeth on the New York jazz scene in the late 90’s under the tutelage of famed trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis. Charlie has since delved into many projects from jazz and classical to Arabic, Indian, African, Australian Aboriginal and Korean music, seeking to find common ground among all “good music” and avoiding the pigeonholing of genre labels.

    View the full list of GRAMMY winners here.

  • Aug 30, 2019Collaborative Piano
    Alumni

    Alumni join Steinway Artist Roster

    Alumna Myra Huang (MM ’01, Accompanying) and Precollege alumna Chloe Flower were recently added to Steinway & Sons’ prestigious Artist Roster. For decades, Steinway & Sons has cultivated special relationships with pianists from every genre. From Lang Lang to Diana Krall to Billy Joel to such legends as Cole Porter, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Arthur Rubinstein.

    Learn more about Chloe (left) and Myra (right) on their Steinway Artist pages.

    Myra Huang Artist Page

    Chloe Flower Artist Page

  • Aug 8, 2019Collaborative Piano
    Alumni

    Gordon Schermer plays master class for Renée Fleming

    Alumnus Gordon Schermer (MM ’10, Accompanying) joined the music staff of Santa Fe Opera earlier this summer, where he accompanied the famous soprano’s master class. His next projects at Santa Fe include Puccini’s La bohème and the world premiere of The Thirteenth Child (libretto by faculty member David Starobin).

    Purchase tickets to these productions here.

  • Aug 9, 2018Collaborative Piano
    Alumni

    MSM Alumnus and pianist Andrew Sun (PS ‘16) is a winner of The Music Academy of the West’s 2018 Marilyn Horne Song Competition along with mezzo-soprano Kelsey Lauritano.

    A vocalist and pianist, Mr. Sun is a former vocal coach at Manhattan School of Music, and will be joining the Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program this fall.

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