Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music is a preeminent international conservatory of music granting bachelor of music, master of music, and doctor of musical arts degrees. Founded in 1918, the School is dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of each of its students, training them in performance and composition.  In addition to the more than 800 students in the College Division, who come from some 40 countries, the School serves 500 New York-area students, ages 3-18, in the Preparatory Division, and another 2,000 New York City schoolchildren through its arts-in-education program. Under the leadership of Marta Istomin, president since 1992, the School employs a superb artist-teacher faculty of 250 professional musicians, and is also an active presenter of more than 400 public performances. Manhattan School of Music’s more than 10,000 alumni are active in every aspect of American musical life, and many are among the most distinguished artists performing in opera houses and concert halls and on jazz stages throughout the world today.

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New York, NY 10027
Telephone: 212-749-2802
Website: www.msmnyc.edu

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Music evokes 13 key emotions. Scientists have mapped them

January 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Music evokes 13 key emotions. Scientists have mapped them

"Music is a universal language, but we don't always pay enough attention to what it's saying and how it's being understood," says the study author. "We wanted to take an important first step toward solving [...]

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Photos from Manhattan School of Music's post

January 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Photos from Manhattan School of Music's post

Tactus, the contemporary chamber music ensemble of Manhattan School of Music's Contemporary Performance Program, has been called "Ambitious . . . finely polished . . . spirited," by Allan Kozinn of The New York Times. [...]

How does music change your brain?

January 19th, 2020|Comments Off on How does music change your brain?

Researchers watched the changes that take place in the brain when music is played. They observed a switch from negative emotions to positive ones during musical therapy. "Esteemed UK-based conductor and music director James Ross, [...]

Photos from Manhattan School of Music's post

January 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Photos from Manhattan School of Music's post

The MSM Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir performed at Manhattan School of Music in a beautiful concert on Nov 20, 2019. On the program: Strauss, Rodrigo, Stravinsky; conducted by George Manahan (BM '73, MM '76), [...]

Did you know: MSM's building was designed in 1910 by noted American architect Donn Barber to house the Institute of Musical Art under the leadership of Frank Damrosch. On the façade, instead of the more typical honeysuckle and fan designs, the architect used ornamentation depicting lyres, musical notes, violins and trombones. Learn more about MSM architectural history here: https://www.msmnyc.edu/about/history/architectural-history/

January 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Did you know: MSM's building was designed in 1910 by noted American architect Donn Barber to house the Institute of Musical Art under the leadership of Frank Damrosch. On the façade, instead of the more typical honeysuckle and fan designs, the architect used ornamentation depicting lyres, musical notes, violins and trombones. Learn more about MSM architectural history here: https://www.msmnyc.edu/about/history/architectural-history/

Did you know: MSM's building was designed in 1910 by noted American architect Donn Barber to house the Institute of Musical Art under the leadership of Frank Damrosch. On the façade, instead of the more [...]

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