Manhattan School of Music is an internationally renowned independent conservatory offering a wide range of degree programs in classical music, jazz, and musical theatre; our more than 960 students come from more than 50 countries and nearly all 50 states.

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Recent News and Press

Broadway Veterans Join MSM’s Musical Theatre Faculty

Manhattan School of Music’s Musical Theatre Program begins its second year with new additions to its already distinguished faculty. Launched in the fall of 2016, this exciting program has the distinction of being New York City’s first conservatory-based…

Bronx street named after jazz legend and MSM alumnus Donald Byrd

By Bobby Sanabria September 9, 2017 was a significant day in the borough of music as the late, great Donald Byrd (DP ’58, Trumpet; BM ’62, Trumpet; MM ’63, Music Education) was honored with a street named after him in the Bronx. Donald…

MSM student “Talking Circles” rooted in Native American tradition

Report by Rosalind Zhang Earlier this month, 16 MSM students attended the first annual Talking Circles Retreat hosted by the Department of Student Affairs at the YMCA Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, New York. The gathering is rooted in…

Multiple Grammy Nominee Stefon Harris Named Director of MSM’s Prestigious Jazz Arts Program

Stefon Harris,  One of the Most Important Artists in Jazz today, will Join Manhattan School of Music  in July 2017 November 14, 2016 (NEW YORK, NY) – Manhattan School of Music President James Gandre announced today that four-time Grammy…

Manhattan School of Music will be the first-ever independent music conservatory in New York to offer a musical theatre degree program.

Last week, Manhattan School of Music made the announcement that the New York City Conservatory will be adding a new musical theatre degree program to their current academic roster. Manhattan School of Music president James Gandre made the…

Did you know?

Music lessons for students of all ages and levels at Manhattan School of Music! The MSM Sunday program is designed to provide a lively and rewarding experience for students of all ages and levels. Whether you are an aspiring or advanced musician,…