Manhattan School of Music
PRECOLLEGE DIVISION SATURDAYS SEPTEMBERâ€“MAY
MSM CHALLENGES AND SUPPORTS ME TO BE MY MUSICAL BEST!” — SU JA RI BRIT T, CEL LO, NE W YORK CIT Y, PRECOL L EGE CL A S S OF 2014, MSM COL L EGE CL A S S OF 2018
The Precollege Division of Manhattan School of Music is a highly competitive and professionally oriented Saturday music program, dedicated to the musical and personal growth of talented young musicians ages 5 to 18. The program provides musical education of the highest quality within a nurturing environment. Students are accepted into the program by audition only.
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PROGRAM A typical program of study includes a 60-minute private lesson, classes in theory and ear training, large and small ensembles, various elective classes, and performance opportunities. Both classical and jazz curricula are offered. Concerto and chamber music competitions are held each year, categorized by instrument and age. Winners perform in a public concert. Performance groups include four orchestras, big band, opera workshop and musical theatre ensembles, three choruses, five jazz combos, and various chamber music groups and other small ensembles. Performances are scheduled throughout the year in the School’s Neidorff-Karpati Hall and recital halls.
M. SATURDAYS ARE MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE ET TO PLAY IN CHAMBER GROUPS, ORCHESTRAS, MUSIC THEORY AND EAR TRAINING CLASSES ON PRIVATE LESSONS. MY TEACHERS ARE AMAZING. IDES SO MANY MUSICAL OPPORTUNITIES THAT I VER GET ANYWHERE ELSE.”
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TO APPLY Please visit our website, MSMNYC.EDU/PRECOLLEGE, to learn more about our application and audition process, scholarship, and course curriculum. Application preferred deadline: March 1st. Scholarship Applications are due May 1st.
The Precollege faculty comprises members from the American String Quartet Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’ Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Greenwich Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Island Philharmonic, Lake George Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orches and the internationally renowned college faculty of MSM.
THERE IS NOT A SINGLE OTHER PLACE IN THIS WORLD FOR WHICH I WOULD GET UP ON A SATURDAY MORNING. I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE GROWN UP IN SUCH AN ENVIRONMENT. THE SCHOOL’S ENCOURAGEMENT AND GENEROSITY HAVE HELPED ME BECOME THE PERSON AND MUSICIAN I AM TODAY.”
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR OUR STUDENTS? Many students find MSM Precollege to be an enriching way to augment their musical training, whether or not they plan to major in music. The program has proven to be a wonderful asset to students applying to college, since their participation is a testament to their discipline, drive, and creativity. Our Precollege graduates go on to attend world-class conservatories, Ivy League universities, and other prestigious institutions that include:
Berklee College of Music Boston Conservatory Boston University
Bard College Barnard College Binghamton University
Brandeis University Brown University Carnegie Mellon University Cleveland Institute of Music Colburn School Columbia University Cooper Union Cornell University Dartmouth College Duke University Eastman School of Music Georgetown University Harvard University Indiana University Johns Hopkins University Manhattan School
Mannes The New School for Music McGill University New England Conservatory New York University Northwestern University Oberlin College and Conservatory Peabody Institute Princeton University Rice University
Rutgers University Skidmore College Stanford University SUNY Fredonia SUNY Purchase Syracuse University Temple University The Juilliard School The New School Tufts University United States Airforce Academy
University of California – Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Delaware University of Hartford – The Hartt School University of Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Massachusetts University of Miami University of Michigan University of North University of Colorado Boulder
Carolina Chapel Hill University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania University of Rochester University of Southern California University of Toronto Vanderbilt University Vassar College Washington University Wellesley College Wheaton College
William Patterson University
CAMPUS TOURS We welcome you and your family to experience MSM firsthand! Our college student-led tours offer an insiderâ€™s guide to our concert halls and libraries, with a look into the unique community of teachers and students that make up our school. Please schedule a tour at
CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org 917-493-4999 Precollege Division Manhattan School of Music 120 Claremont Ave New York, NY 10027
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY Manhattan School of Music admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other schooladministered programs.
MSMNYC.EDU/PRECOLLEGE | PRECOLLEGE@MSMNYC.EDU
120 CLAREMONT AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10027-4698