Category - Manhattan School of Music Media

MSM Percussion Ensemble: Rain Tree

MSM Percussion ensemble performs Rain Tree by Toru Takemitsu

“For two marimbas and vibraphone soloist, Rain Tree is a work that helped set the bar for quality percussion ensemble compositions. With a little lighting work and some camera magic we were able to turn MSM’s Bossi-Comelli into a blackbox theater for the day!” — Jude Traxler, Percussion Faculty

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The Ritual – Matters

Original Composition/Performance Selected by Downbeat Jazz Magazine

Songwriter/Guitarist – Philippe Clément (BM ’22)

Stéphane Clément – Trumpet
Vittorio Stropoli – Piano/Keyboard/Synth
Nolan Nwachukwu – Bass
Miguel Russell – Drums

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MSM Concert in Sakura Park: “Time To Break Silence: ‘…let freedom ring'”

Time To Break Silence: ” …let freedom ring” Performance date: November 3, 2020 A project consisting of fourteen pieces by fourteen composers for fourteen trumpets players. The performers are positioned in a large circle and coordinate via digital clocks. The project takes its title from a sermon given by Dr. Martin Luther King at Riverside Church which is located just South of Sakura>>>

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MSM Choral Ensembles, Greenfield Hall, December 2020

Two octets of MSM Voice students perform at Manhattan School of Music in December 2020. Introduction by MSM Director of Choral Activities Kent Tritle. Dr. Ronnie Oliver, Jr. Associate Director of Choral Activities First Octet conducted by John Verkuilen (MSM DMA Student) Singers: Soprano – Eva Martinez, Sophia Strang Alto – Niav Maher, Sara Zerilli Tenor – Mark Filatov, Joseph>>>

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MSM’s Fall 2020 Reopening

Learn about the initiatives Manhattan School of Music has taken to keep the community safe, healthy, and engaged in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Free Neighborhood Covid Testing at MSM

Manhattan School of Music is pleased to host community-based COVID-19 testing and health fair in collaboration with Dr. Karen Thornton, along with support from Medrite Urgent Care, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, and the NYC Department of Health Harlem Action Center. Testing is free and open to anyone, no appointment necessary. Participants are encouraged>>>

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Welcome to MSM Fall “Remote” 2020: Oct 19 – Jan 14

The love of music is online this fall, with MSM Fall, a 10-week program from 3PM to 8PM, Monday to Thursday, for students ages 8-17 🎶

MSM Fall provides instruction for students in a remote learning platform with our dynamic faculty. During the program, you’ll take classes, private lessons, and participate in virtual performance opportunities.

Learn more and apply ➡️

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MSM Summer 2020 | Musical Theatre

Enjoy this heartwarming video performance featuring five fabulous MSM Summer Musical Theatre students ✨ The students, aged 8–12, rehearsed for six hours of virtual class time before completing this video project with the help of their enthusiastic family members. Director Jeanai La Vita writes, “I chose the theme ‘home’ as we are all spending so much more time in our homes these>>>

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