2022-23 MSM Admissions Viewbook

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Manhattan School of Music

BE A PART OF IT IN THE HEART OF IT.

2022 – 2023


“I LOVE HOW SUPPORTIVE THE ENVIRONMENT IS AT MSM... WE ALL PUSH EACH OTHER TO BECOME BETTER PLAYERS, BUT THERE IS ALSO A REAL SENSE OF COMMUNITY.” Themba Pieterse (BM ’25) Classical Trumpet

Manhattan School of Music prepares highly talented students for careers as accomplished and passionate performers and composers, and as imaginative, effective leaders in the arts. Our students thrive in a supportive atmosphere that encourages excellence, values individuals, and welcomes innovation.


THE MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC DIFFERENCE A R T I S T I C E XC E L L E N C E . C O M M U N I T Y. O P P O R T U N I T Y. For over a century, Manhattan School of Music has helped talented musicians from across the globe realize their full potential, launch successful careers, and build fulfilling musical lives. Students learn from world-class faculty members drawn from NYC’s finest music organizations and put their newfound knowledge and skills into practice alongside talented, creative peers who share their passion for music and the world around them. We invite you to learn more about our vibrant musical family within these pages, online, and by attending or tuning into the hundreds of annual concerts presented by our students, faculty, and guest artists. Experience the Manhattan School of Music community’s warmth and artistic excellence for yourself to better understand the difference an MSM education can make in your life. As you consider the next steps on your musical journey, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Admission team, faculty, and students. We all look forward to getting to know you better and hope you’ll join us as we reach for the stars together!

James Gandre, President


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“MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC IS MUCH MORE THAN A SCHOOL WITH A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS AND DEGREES — IT’S A VIBRANT MUSICAL COMMUNITY WITH ARTISTTEACHERS NURTURING TALENTED STUDENTS THROUGH LESSONS, COACHING, MASTER CLASSES, COURSES, COLLABORATION, AND PERFORMANCE.” Joyce Griggs Executive Vice President and Provost

Manhattan School of Music is world-renowned for its impressive faculty and the quality of its instruction. These teaching artists understand firsthand what it takes to build a successful music career in the 21st century. MSM’s orchestral faculty are drawn from the city’s great classical music organizations, including nearly two dozen members of the New York Philharmonic, members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and other prestigious ensembles. Chamber musicians on faculty include current or former members of the American, Brentano, Mendelssohn, Orion and Tokyo string quartets; the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; among others. Resident ensembles American String Quartet and Windscape also coach and give seasonal perfor-

mances. Faculty soloists can be heard in recitals all over New York. Many of the Vocal Arts faculty at MSM sing at the city's most prestigious venues, from the Metropolitan Opera to Carnegie Hall. They regularly perform around the globe with Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires, Vienna State Opera, and Paris Opera, among many others. Faculty also appear as guests with many of the country's leading orchestras, maintaining rich careers both in opera and as recitalists. MSM's Jazz Arts faculty is comprised of leaders in the field and top performers in the city. Versatile recording and touring artists, many faculty members hold decorated careers as NEA Jazz Masters, Grammy winners and nominees, Academy Award winners, among others. They frequent the city's most well-known jazz clubs, performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Village Vanguard, the Blue Note, and so many more. The Musical Theatre faculty are professional artists who have created and performed in some of Broadway’s greatest shows, such as Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Chicago, and countless others. Not only are they highly skilled musicians, but many faculty members also choreograph extensively for premier theater companies at both national and regional levels.

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


D E G R E E & C E R T I F I C AT E PROGR AMS Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Bachelor of Music (BM) A 4-year program for students with a high school

Professional Performance Diploma (PPD)

diploma who wish to study Composition, Instrumental

An individualized two-year course for students with

Performance, Jazz (excluding Jazz Voice and Jazz

a Master’s degree who wish to pursue their studies

Composition), Musical Theatre, and Voice

in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Instrumental

Graduate Master of Music (MM)

Performance, Orchestral Performance, and Voice to hone their craft while developing entrepreneurial career skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century

A 2-year program for students with a Bachelor’s degree

Professional Studies Certificate (PS)

who wish to pursue their studies in Collaborative Piano,

A 1-year certificate program for students with a Master’s

Composition, Orchestral Conducting, Contemporary

degree who wish to pursue their studies in Collaborative

Performance, Instrumental Performance, Jazz,

Piano, Composition, Orchestral Conducting, Instrumental

Orchestral Performance, and Voice

Performance, Orchestral Performance, and Voice at an

Music Education & Performance Pathway Program (MM/Ed.M)

advanced level for competitions, auditions, or careerentry positions

Manhattan School of Music and Teachers College

Artist Diploma (AD)

Columbia University offer a pathway program at the

A 1-year course of study for one exceptional student with

Master’s level. The program is an accelerated one,

a Master’s degree who wishes to pursue their studies in

designed to be completed in three years, rather than

Instrumental Performance and Voice at a performance

four, at the end of which the student will have an MM

level of the highest international standards with a full

(Master of Music) from Manhattan School of Music

scholarship

and an Ed.M. (Master of Education) from Teachers College Columbia University.

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) A 3-year doctoral program for students with a Master’s degree who wish to pursue their studies in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Orchestral Conducting, Instrumental Performance, Jazz, and Voice

“I LOVE THE GREAT FACULTY AND STAFF AT MSM. NEARBY RIVERSIDE PARK AND LINCOLN CENTER ARE A BONUS!” Natanel Laevsky (BM ’23) Classical Viola

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60 MA JORS CL ASSICAL (BM , M M , DMA , PPD, PS , AD) Strings

Woodwinds

Vocal Arts

Violin

Flute

Percussion

Viola

Oboe

Piano

Cello

Clarinet

Collaborative Piano

Double Bass

Bassoon

Harp

Saxophone

Pinchas Zukerman

Brass

Performance Program

Horn

(Violin, Viola)

Trumpet

Guitar

(Instrumental, Vocal)* Composition Orchestral Conducting

Trombone (Tenor, Bass) Tuba

JA Z Z AR T S (BM , M M , DMA) Violin Guitar

Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)

Drumset Piano

Flute

Trumpet

Vibraphone

Clarinet

Trombone (Tenor, Bass)

Voice*

Bass (Acoustic, Electric)

Composition*

M USICAL THE ATRE (BM) ORCH E STR AL PE RFORMAN CE (M M , PPD, PS) Strings

Woodwinds

Brass

Violin

Flute

Horn

Viola

Oboe

Trumpet

Cello

Clarinet

Trombone (Tenor, Bass)

Double Bass

Bassoon

Tuba Percussion

Harp

CONTE M POR ARY PE RFORMAN CE (M M) Strings

Woodwinds

Piano

Violin

Flute

Percussion

Viola

Oboe

Voice

Cello

Clarinet

Double Bass

Bassoon * Graduate studies only

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CLASSICAL

PE RFORMAN CE OPPOR TU N ITIE S Previous principal conductors have included George Manahan, Director of Orchestral Activities; Kent Tritle; and Leonard Slatkin, Distinguished Visiting Artist in Conducting and Orchestral Studies; along with special guests Bernard Labadie (HonDMA ’18), Daniela Candillari, and Perry So.

Orchestra

Winds

Opera Theatre

Philharmonia Orchestra

Wind Ensemble

Graduate Opera Theatre

Symphony Orchestra

Choral

Mainstage Operas with Orchestra

Chamber Sinfonia OP Camerata Jazz Studio Orchestra Opera Orchestra Senior Opera Theatre Orchestra Musical Theatre Orchestra

Brass Brass Ensemble Percussion Percussion Ensemble

Chamber Choir MSM Chorale Chamber Music Close to 100 ensembles, including both vocal and instrumental

Chamber Operas with Small Ensemble Opera Scenes Series Concert Version with MSM Orchestra Opera Workshop Music Workshop of New Works Musical Theatre Lab Undergraduate Opera Theatre Fall Opera Scenes (Juniors & Seniors) Spring Production with Chamber Orchestra Spring Chamber Opera with Piano

D IV ISION DE ANS Reiko Füting, Dean of Academic Core and Head of Composition Liza Gennaro, Dean of Musical Theatre Carleen Graham, Dean of Vocal Arts Ingrid Jensen, Dean of Jazz Arts JT Kane, Dean of Instrumental Studies and Orchestral Performance 8


INSTRU M E NTAL STU D IE S AN D ORCH E STR AL PE RFORMAN CE

Strings & Harp

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp

Nicholas Mann, Strings Chair String majors are provided with a wide array of performance opportunities and courses taught by a faculty of dedicated teachers and performers. The programs of study for string majors are designed to develop skilled performers who are familiar with the standard solo, ensemble, and orchestral literature for their instruments. Students will achieve a high degree of professional competence and appropriate stylistic approaches to the literature of various historical periods. We are fortunate to have had the American String Quartet in residence at Manhattan School of Music since 1984. The ensemble—whose members are violinists Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney, violist Daniel Avshalomov, and cellist Wolfram Koessel—gives a series of concerts and supervises a group of student chamber ensembles. In addition to studies with our expert faculty, students are provided additional opportunities to play for and observe world-renowned guest artists.

Select Notable Alumni Jacqueline Choi (Soloist, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, cello), Kelly Hall-Tompkins (Soloist, Naumburg International Violin Competition Honorarium Prize, violin), Mélanie Genin (Soloist, Locrian Chamber Players, harp), Viviane Hagner (Soloist, Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, violin), Judith Insell (Sojourner, Greenwich Symphony, viola), Andrew Janss (Solera Quartet, Escher Quartet cello), Ori Kam (Jerusalem Quartet, viola), Gilad Karni (New York Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, viola), Dana Leong (Grammy Award, cello), Chang Ho Lim (Bergen Symphony Orchestra, violin), Elmar Oliveira (Tchaikovsky International Competition, Avery Fisher Prize, Naumburg International Competition, violin), Marc Ramirez (Gulbenkian Musica Orchestra, bass), Xiao Wang (Szigeti International Violin Competition, violin), Itamar Zorman (Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, Borletti-Buitoni Award, violin), and many more...

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Winds

Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone Linda Chesis, Woodwinds Chair Woodwind majors are provided with a wide array of performance opportunities and courses taught by a faculty of dedicated teachers and performers. The programs of study for woodwind majors are designed to develop skilled performers who are familiar with the standard solo, ensemble, and orchestral literature for their instruments. Students will achieve a high degree of professional competence and learn appropriate stylistic approaches to the literature of various historical periods. In addition to studies with our expert faculty, students are provided additional opportunities to play for and observe world-renowned guest artists.

Select Notable Alumni Emma Gerstein (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, flute), Yoobin Son (New York Philharmonic, flute), Grace JohnsonShryock (New York Philharmonic, oboe), Elise Shope-Henry (Los Angeles Philharmonic, flute), Dean LeBlanc (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, clarinet), Ingrid Hagan (Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Principal Bassoon), Koren McCaffrey (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, flute), Igor Leschishin (Washington National Opera Orchestra, Principal Oboe), Christopher Jewell (Washington National Opera Orchestra, Assistant Principal Bassoon), Lewis Kirk (Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Assistant Principal Bassoon), Keisuke Wakao (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal Oboe), Youn Joo Lee (Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Associate Principal Oboe), Laura Vincent (London Philharmonic Orchestra, bassoon), Anna Dina Schick Bjørn-Larsen (Royal Danish Orchestra, flute), and many more...

Brass

Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba Michelle Baker, Brass Chair The programs of study for brass majors are designed to develop skilled performers who are familiar with the standard solo, ensemble, and orchestral literature for their instruments. Students will achieve a high degree of professional competence and appropriate stylistic approaches to the literature of various historical periods. In addition to studies with our expert faculty, students are provided additional opportunities to play for and observe world-renowned guest artists.

Select Notable Alumni Raymond Riccomini (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, trumpet), Nathan Zgonc (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Acting Principal Trombone), Jonathan Karschney (Seattle Symphony, Assistant Principal Horn), Brad White (Houston Symphony Orchestra, Associate Principal Trombone), Jeffery Karlson (Juneau 10


Symphony Orchestra, Principal Trumpet), Stewart Rose (Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Principal Horn), Joy Branagan (National Symphony Orchestra, horn), Kyle Turner (Orchestra of St. Luke’s, tuba), Andrew Garcia (West Point Concert Band, Principal Trumpet), Charles Giannelli (United States Army Band, tuba), Craig Arnold (United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, trombone), Adam McColley (United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, trombone), Brian Prunetta (Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, Assistant Principal Trumpet), Euan Harvey (Sydney Symphony Orchestra, horn), Yoo-Suk Kim,(Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, trombone), and many more...

Percussion Christopher Lamb, Percussion Chair The programs of study for percussion majors are designed to develop performers with strong fundamental skills and sophisticated musicianship, who can apply these skills to any musical setting: orchestral, solo, chamber, commercial, or nontraditional. Students will achieve a high degree of professional competence and learn appropriate stylistic approaches to the literature of various historical periods.

Select Notable Alumni Dr. Greg Beyer (Due East ensemble, Arcomusical project), David Cossin (Bang on a Can All-Stars, Talujon Percussion Quartet, Sting), Marc Damoulakis (Cleveland Orchestra), Matthew Decker (Seattle Symphony), Brian Doherty (They Might Be Giants; The Silos), Trey Files (Ethos Percussion Group, 2nd Species, Broadway), Ben Fox (Copenhagen Philharmonic), Richard Graber (Nashville Symphony), Stefon Harris (Grammy-nominated jazz vibraphonist), Gabriela Jimenez (Mexico City Philharmonic), Jason Niehoff (U.S. Navy Band), Jay Ritchie (Detroit Symphony), Sean Ritenauer (Broadway), Glen Velez (Grammy Award), Matt Ward (Talujon Quartet, American Modern Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble), Steven White (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Kyle Zerna (New York Philharmonic), and many more...

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“MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC IS A VIBRANT MUSICAL COMMUNITY, PROVIDING STUDENTS VALUABLE ACCESS TO HIGHCALIBER FACULTY WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE IN ALL THE DISCIPLINES THAT MAKE OPERA SING.” Anthony Roth Costanzo (MM ’08, HonDMA ’22)

VOCAL AR T S The Vocal Arts Division’s mission is to provide a high-quality and rigorous curriculum that offers students studying classical voice an opportunity to develop solid vocal technique and musical skills and participate in educational and performing experiences that support their development as autonomous artists who can imagine and confidently explore how they move into the next phase of their professional journey.

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Opera Theatre MSM opera productions have been praised as a significant contribution to operatic life in New York City and numerous performances have been released as commercial recordings. Opera is not a major, but rather a significant feature of the Vocal Arts experience at MSM. Graduate students develop their artistry under the guidance of eminent artist-teachers while gaining exposure before New York City audiences through a variety of productions. Juniors and Seniors will participate in a fall opera scenes program and in one of two productions – a fully-staged production with chamber orchestra or a chamber opera with piano.

Select Notable Alumni Kate Aldrich (Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Colón), Liam Bonner (Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, English National Opera), J’Nai Bridges (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera), Andrea Carroll (Houston Grand Opera, Wiener Staatsoper), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, English National Opera), Alexandra Deshorties (Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera), Ezio Flagello (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Vienna State Opera), Lauren Flanigan (Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, La Scala), Susan Graham (Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Paris Opera), Soloman Howard (Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera), Lauren Jelencovich (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Sol Jin (Metropolitan Opera), Brandon Jovanovich (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Oper Berlin), Kathleen Kim (Metropolitan Opera), Catherine Malfitano (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Paris Opera; MSM Voice Faculty), Johanna Meier (Metropolitan Opera, Bayreuth), Laquita Mitchell (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Opéra Comique), Susan Neves (Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera), Simon O’Neill (Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala), Kyle Pfortmiller (Metropolitan Opera), Amy ShoremountObra (Metropolitan Opera), Krysty Swann (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago), Dawn Upshaw (Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne, Salzburg Festival), Yunpeng Wang (Metropolitan Opera), Matthew Worth (Dallas Opera, Atlanta Opera), Dolora Zajick (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago), and many more...

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PIANO Alexandre Moutouzkine & Inesa Sinkevych, Co-Heads MSM’s programs for piano majors offer an in-depth study of the vast repertoire for the instrument, emphasizing performance in all styles. They are designed to develop skilled performers familiar with piano repertoire, performance practices, and interpretive traditions.

Select Notable Alumni Sara Davis Buechner (NY Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, New Japan Symphony), Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz (Manhattan Philharmonia, Philippine Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Cuba), Gustavo Díaz-Jerez (Budapest Festival Orchestra, Tenerife Symphony), Wael Farouk (North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of the Arts Orchestra, Manhattan Symphony), Kirill Gerstein (National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic), Hyung-Ki Joo (Igudesman & Joo, recording artist with Billy Joel), Joseph Joubert (The Color Purple, Billy Elliot, Leap of Faith, Caroline, or Change), Youngho Kim (Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Busan Philaharmonic, Gwangju Symphony), Adam Marks (Mission Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Symphony Orchestra, Into the Woods), Steven Mayer (Leipzig Gewandhaus, Prague Symphony, San Francisco Symphony), Anne-Marie McDermott (La Jolla Summerfest, Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Chamber Music Northwest), Marc Peloquin (Palacio de Belles Artes, Darmstadt Festival, Merkin Concert Hall), Dmitry Rachmanov (Steinway Artist, American Liszt Society), Yuan Sheng (Tenerife Symphony, Gran Canaria Philharmonic, China Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Cuba), Jiaxin Tian (Steinway Artist), Dmitri Vorobiev (Casagrande International Piano Competition), Lu Wang, Xiayin Wang (Baltimore Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma), and many more...

COLL ABOR ATIV E PIANO John Forconi, Department Chair Offered at the graduate level, the instrumental and vocal majors in collaborative piano provide training and experience in solo and ensemble collaborative piano. In addition to studies with our expert faculty, students are given opportunities to play for and observe world-renowned guest artists.

Select Notable Alumni Thomas Bagwell (Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera), Margo Garrett (Kathleen Battle, Lucy Shelton, Dawn Upshaw), Kamal Khan (June Anderson, Lauren Flanigan, Juan Pons), Thomas Lausmann (Berlin Komische Oper, Hamburgische 14


Staatsoper), Robert McDonald (Isaac Stern, Juilliard String Quartet, American String Quartet), Brian Zeger (Marilyn Horne, Deborah Voigt, Anna Netrebko, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade), Craig Terry (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Stephanie Blythe, Joyce DiDonato), Joseph Li (Wolftrap Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet), John Lidal (Norwegian National Opera and Ballet), David Aronson (Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel), Marie-France Lefebvre (Wolftrap Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera), Kimberly Grigsby (Broadway Musical Director: Spring Awakening; Caroline, or Change; The Full Monty), Carrie-Ann Matheson (Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Eric Owens), Christopher Cano (Marilyn Horne, Sherrill Milnes, Luciano Pavarotti), Steven Philcox (Canadian Opera Company, National Arts Centre Orchestra), and many more...

G U ITAR Mark Delpriora, Department Chair Students of classical guitar become thoroughly acquainted with the history, literature, and pedagogy of the guitar, while developing their skills for a career in professional performance. Guitar majors will demonstrate the advancement of their musical abilities and knowledge of solo and chamber music repertoire through participation in performance classes and ensembles.

Select Notable Alumni Stanley Alexandrowicz (Albany Records artist, Duo "Voice and Guitar"), Rupert Boyd (Boyd Meets Girl duo), Jorge Caballero (Walter W. Naumburg International Competition), Bradley Colten (Caramoor Music Festival, New World Symphony Orchestra, Arc Duo), Nicholas Goluses (Los Angeles Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic), Richard Jacobowski (D'Addario artist), Seth Josel (BBC Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunksinfonie Orchester Berlin, Catch quartet), Daniel Lippel (International Contemporary Ensemble), Pablo Villegas (Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philharmonic of Israel, Los Angeles Philharmonic), and many more...

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COM POSITION Reiko Füting, Head The programs of study for composition majors equip them with the knowledge and skills required for the fullest development of their creative gifts. Specialized courses include counterpoint, instrumentation/orchestration, form and analysis, notation, score reading, operatic composition, and electronic music. In addition to studying with MSM’s expert faculty, student composers are given opportunities to present their work in master classes by world-renowned guest composers and performers.

Select Notable Alumni Michael Abene, David Amram, Angelo Badalamenti (Grammy Award), Anna Clyne (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra), Michael Colgrass (New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orcestra, Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellow), John Corigliano (Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize, Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, Academy Award), Sebastian Currier (Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition), Michael Daugherty (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, Grammy Awards), Elliot Goldenthal (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award), Adolphus Hailstork (Detroit Symphony, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Kansas City Lyric Opera), Ted Hearne (Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, A Far Cry), Larry Hochman (Emmy Award, Tony Award), Rupert Holmes (Tony Award), Fredrick Kaufman (Warsaw Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Moscow Chamber Orchestra), Aaron Jay Kernis (Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize, American Classical Music Hall of Fame), Alex Mincek (National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim, Radio France, Wet Ink Ensemble), John Musto (Caramoor Festival, Glimmerglass Festival), Jack Perla (Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Music Without Walls), Tobias Picker (New York Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, Grammy Award), Don Sebesky (Grammy Award), Joseph Trapanese (Lady and the Tramp, Straight Outta Compton, The Greatest Showman), Jie Wang (New York City Opera, The League of Composers Orchestra), and many more...

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CON DUC TIN G George Manahan, Director of Orchestral Activities The Orchestral Conducting program is a highly selective specialized training for graduate students who intend to become professional conductors, and offers courses for graduate and undergraduate students who wish to develop the skills and sensitivities required for many musical disciplines. The conducting major is offered for graduate and postgraduate students only. The orchestral conducting program is highly selective, allowing each student extensive experience with MSM ensembles.

Select Notable Alumni Ankush Kumar Bahl (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center), Charles M. Barker (American Ballet Theatre), Donato Cabrera (Las Vegas Philharmonic, California Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra), Richard A. Clark (Manhattan Chamber Orchestra), Anton Coppola (Radio City

“MSM WAS SO OPEN TO MY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THAT BY MY LAST SEMESTER I WAS ALREADY LEADING A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION, BEING REPRESENTED BY PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT. I COULDN’T HAVE HAD A BETTER PATH AND A BETTER SPACE TO DEVELOP MUSICALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF EVERY ONE OF MY TEACHERS. I CAN’T STRESS ENOUGH HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS INSTITUTION.” Alondra de la Parra (BM ’06, MM ’08), Conductor

Music Hall, New York City Opera), Glen Cortese (Wolftrap Opera, Oregon Mozart Players), Marlon M. Daniel (Ensemble du Monde, Praga Sinfonietta), Alondra de la Parra (Queensland Symphony Orchestra), Salvatore Di Vittorio (Chamber Orchestra of New York, San Diego Symphony), Scott Dunn (LA Philharmonic’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), Kristjan Järvi (Absolute Ensemble, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baltic Sea Philharmonic), Earl Lee (Boston Symphony Orchestra), George Manahan (American Composers Orchestra, New York City Opera, Portland Opera, Richmond Symphony Orchestra; Director of Orchestral Activities, MSM), George Mathew (Music for Life International, Ubuntu-Shruti Orchestra), Malcolm J. Merriweather (Dessoff Choirs), Joseph T. Rescigno (Florentine Opera), Michael Rossi (Miami Music Festival, Chinese National Opera Orchestra), Tara Simoncic (Ballet West), Carl Topilow (National Repertory Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra), and many more...

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JA Z Z ARTS “GIGGING AROUND NYC WITH CLASSMATES IS SOMETHING I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING AT MSM.” Kellin Hanas (BM ’24) Jazz Trumpet

Designed to develop skilled performing artists, composers, arrangers, and jazz educators in preparation for a professional career, the Jazz Arts Program is one of the richest of its kind for young jazz musicians. The program offers systematic and rigorous conservatory training, combined with singular New York City performance and networking opportunities. Student ensembles perform regularly at Dizzy’s Club/Jazz at Lincoln Center, 55 Bar, Birdland, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt, and other New York City venues. Guest artists have included Terence Blanchard (HonDMA ’17), Sean Jones, Miguel Zenón (MM ’01), and The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong™ All Stars.

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Performance Opportunities Jazz Orchestra Jazz Studio Orchestra

Chamber Jazz Ensemble Repertoire and Reading Big Band

Over 20 small combos: traditional, contemporary, experimental, swing, bop, Latin, Brazilian, Indian, electronic, and more

Select Notable Alumni Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Fabian Almazan (piano), Patrick Bartley (saxophone), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Ron Carter (double bass, Grammy Award), Harry Connick Jr. (voice, Grammy Award, Emmy Award), Kate Davis (double bass, voice), Justin DiCioccio (drums; former Associate Dean and Chair), Sullivan Fortner (piano), Herbie Hancock (piano, Grammy Awards, Academy Award), Stefon Harris (vibraphone; former Associate Dean and Director), Yusef Lateef (flute, composition, Grammy Award), John Lewis (piano), Hugh Masekela (trumpet), Jane Monheit (voice), Jason Moran (piano), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), Linda Oh (bass), Aaron Parks (piano), Chris Potter (saxophone), Max Roach (drums), Christian Sands (piano), Joe Saylor (drums), Kimberly Thompson (drums), Joe Wilder (trumpet), Bernie Williams (guitar), Phil Woods (saxophone, NEA Jazz Masters, Grammy Award), Miguel Zenón (saxophone), and many more...

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M U S I C A L T H E AT R E

Manhattan School of Music’s Musical Theatre program starts with the cornerstones of training—acting, singing, and dancing—but recognizes that our contemporary performers must also be trained beyond the “triple threat” model. Now more than ever, multifaceted musical theatre artists are in demand. MSM’s Musical Theatre faculty is a stellar collection of artist-educators who combine exemplary teaching with the highest level of professional know-how. In addition to acquiring essential skills as performers, MSM Musical Theatre students learn how to manage their careers, audition effectively, and negotiate the challenges of a highly competitive field. They are encouraged to develop their artistic interests and are given the opportunity to investigate areas beyond performing, including directing, choreographing, writing, and composing. We embrace individuality and honor each student’s journey. At MSM we are passionate about the arts and the next generation of musical theatre artists.

Performance Opportunities Four Fully-Produced Musicals The Fred Ebb Foundation Musical-in-Development

Freshman Cabaret Senior Showcase

Musical Theatre Lab Series and more

View previous productions at MSMNYC.EDU/PROGRAMS/MUSICAL-THEATRE/PREVIOUS-PRODUCTIONS

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Select Notable Alumni Kyle Barisich (The Phantom of the Opera, Fox TV's "The Following"), Judith Blazer (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Me and My Girl, Titanic), Kimilee Bryant (The Phantom of the Opera), Cooper Grodin (The Phantom of the Opera National Tour), Shuler Hensley (The Ferryman, Young Frankenstein, Les Misérables, Oklahoma, Tony Award), Amy Justman (The Phantom of the Opera, In Transit, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder,

“MSM PREPARED ME FOR MY BROADWAY DEBUT BY PROVIDING REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES, DAZZLING PRODUCTIONS, AND ACCESS TO WORLD-CLASS TEACHERS WORKING IN THE FIELD. THE RELATIONSHIPS I BUILT WITH MY NOW MENTORS AND FRIENDS WAS THE MOST VALUABLE PART OF MY TIME AT THE SCHOOL.” Alysia Velez (BM ’22) Into the Woods

White Christmas, Company), Jose Llana (Rent, Streetcorner Symphony, Flower Drum Song, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Drama Desk Award), Alicia Hall Moran (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Nathan Patrick Morgan (Cats, The Phantom of the Opera), Lindsay O’Neil (A Christmas Story The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats), Jasmine Rogers (Mean Girls National Tour, Becoming Nancy), Mars Rucker (The Tina Turner Musical, A Strange Loop), N’Kenge Simpson Pacurar (Caroline, or Change; Motown: The Musical), Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller (La Bohème, Tony Award), Alysia Velez (Into the Woods), and many more...

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ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE David Chan, Head The Graduate Program in Orchestral Performance, chaired by David Chan, concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, seeks to produce polished musicians of the highest artistic caliber. Students are prepared intensively in the orchestral repertoire for careers as symphonic players by a faculty made up of principal players of major New York orchestras. The advanced curriculum features master classes with principal players from orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as vigorous training in audition preparation.

Performance Opportunities Chamber Sinfonia Art of Orchestral Performance Master Manhattan School of Music Symphony Class Series Mock Auditions

Special Performances (off-campus opportunities)

Select Notable Alumni OP alumni have won jobs at the New York Philharmonic, the Fort Wayne, Los Angeles, and Orlando Philharmonics; with the orchestras of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Kennedy Center Opera, and Metropolitan Opera; with the New World Symphony and the Charleston, Colorado, Detroit, Jacksonville, Louisiana, Nashville, Des Moines, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Phoenix, Puerto Rico, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Virginia, and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestras; in Germany with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig and SWR Radio Symphony in Stuttgart; in Spain with the Seville Orchestra and the orchestra of the Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofía” in Valencia; with the Stockholm Philharmonic and the Royal Danish Opera; with the KZN Philharmonic in South Africa, the New Japan and Hong Kong Philharmonics, the Auckland and Western Australian Symphonies; and in Mexico with the Symphony Orchestra of Monterrey and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México.

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CONTEMPOR ARY PERFORMANCE Margaret Kampmeier, Chair and Artistic Director The Graduate Program in Contemporary Performance offers advanced performers the opportunity to focus on the music of our time through lessons, coachings, and classes with expert faculty. Students work with living composers, develop new works, and perform 20th- and 21st-century masterpieces in the critically acclaimed ensemble Tactus.

Performance Opportunities Tactus Composer Workshop/Reading

Composer/Performer Project Performing with Electronics

Composer Concerts

Select Notable Alumni

“WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE PROGRAM AT MSM, I KNEW THAT WAS WHERE I WANTED TO BE. WITHOUT ALL OF THE FRIENDS AND TEACHERS I MET THERE (WHO ARE NOW MY CLOSEST COLLABORATORS AND COLLEAGUES), I WOULD NOT BE WHERE I AM. THE SCHOOL AND THE PEOPLE IN IT CHANGED MY LIFE. THIS PROGRAM GAVE ME THE STEPPING STONES TO BECOME THE PERFORMER THAT I AM TODAY.” Vicky Chow (MM ’09) pianist, Bang on a Can All-Stars

Andy Akiho (percussion), Vicky Chow (piano), Joshua Modney (violin), TAK (Laura Cocks, flute; Liam Kinson, clarinet; Charlotte Mundy, voice; Marina Kifferstein, violin; Ellery Trafford, percussion); Loadbang (Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet; Andy Kozar, trumpet; Jeffrey Gavett, voice; William Lang, trombone); Mivos Quartet (Olivia De Prato, violin; Victor Lowrie, viola; Mariel Roberts, cello); andPlay (Hannah Levinson, viola); The Rhythm Method (Leah Aher, violin; Marina Kifferstein, violin; Carrie Frey, viola, Meaghan Burke, cello); RighteousGIRLS (Gina Izzo, flute; Erika Dohi, piano), and many more...

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only to hear, but also perform, music in some of the greatest venues in the world. In recent years, MSM student ensembles have performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, National Sawdust, the Apollo, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Students also perform, both virtually and in-person, as individual artists throughout the city.

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W E LCOM E TO THE N E I G H BORHOOD Situated in Morningside Heights/West Harlem on Manhattan’s West Side, MSM shares its “college town” neighborhood with Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College, among other

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institutions. Bordering Riverside Park and the Hudson River Greenway bike path, the School is also literally steps away from the Riverside Church, International House, and Grant’s Tomb. Within easy reach, you’ll also find many of the world’s artistic treasures – Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students enjoy the variety of local restaurants, markets, and coffee shops that surround MSM’s campus. In fact, it is common to find MSM community members at their favorite spots, especially in post-concert celebrations!

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RE SIDE N CE LIFE Andersen Residence Hall is home to more than half of the MSM student body. Adjoining the school’s main building, Andersen Hall is a dynamic 19-floor building of performance, academic, and residential spaces, featuring five student lounges, laundry facilities, 28 state-of-the-art Wenger practice rooms, a well-equipped fitness room, and 24-hour security. A dining facility is also located in the School’s main building adjacent to the residence. While most of the rooms are doubles, each student is provided with a private phone line and an Ethernet jack. A highlight for many students is the incredible view of the city visible from their windows. Students from all over the world live on campus and participate in social activities, study groups, recreation, clubs, and student organizations. The Office of Residence Life hosts more than 100 social and educational events each year to give students a break from their rigorous daily routine. All freshmen, first-year transfer, and sophomore students are W

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STU DE NT AFFAIRS D IV ISION The Student Affairs Division supports academic endeavors while working to build a sense of community and pride at Manhattan School of Music, both inside and outside the classroom. It is the goal of Student Affairs to create engaged citizens who, following their own individual paths, become the next generation of contributing adults in the arts and the world. Student Affairs organizes a wide variety of activities, including Orientation, Friends & Family Weekend, neighborhood outings, and community service

“GAINING LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS LIKE STUDENT GOVERNMENT, BLACK STUDENT UNION, QUEERPBS, AND WOMXN WAS AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY MSM EXPERIENCE.” Chira Bell (BM ’22) Classical Voice

opportunities.

Leadership Opportunities After completing a year on campus, students are invited to apply for student leadership positions such as Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, and International Peer Advisor. These students serve as representatives of MSM and go through training to provide mentorship and support for the rest of the student body­­­.

Health & Counseling Manhattan School of Music offers a holistic approach to health and wellness, with on-campus resources and counseling available to all students at the School. Our experienced counseling staff offers each student 8-10 free sessions of short-term, confidential counseling, with opportunity to seek longer term treatment if needed. Our Counseling Center is conveniently located on the first floor of MSM’s main building. Students can stay fit with our Andersen Residence Hall gym or take advantage of our discounted rates at the Columbia University gym next door.

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Student Government With 16 different student organizations, including Student Government, the Black Student Union, MSM Womxn, and Queer People for the Betterment of Society, our students are able to build leadership and interpersonal skills while contributing to the MSM community. Student organizations form around varied shared interests ranging from playing soccer to making connections across cultures. Students are encouraged to establish new organizations each year which contribute to our dynamic campus life. Visit MSMNYC.EDU/STUDENT-ORGANIZATIONS to learn more.

CU LTU R AL IN CLUSION IN ITIATIV E The Cultural Inclusion Initiative launched in 2019 with a mission to foster diversity, equity, and inclusive practices throughout MSM by auditing current practices, identifying areas where additional attenPhil Chan

tion is needed to achieve change, and creating regular discussion forums for students, faculty, and staff. The Initiative provides support and opportunities for each of us in the MSM Community to: develop a greater understanding of our own worldview and how it influences our actions; consider how we are positioned in relation to others and recognize differences based on our respective worldviews; seek out

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opportunities for greater openness to new and unfamiliar ideas and behaviors, to diverse cultures and cultural backgrounds, and to all identities; take risks in our learning by developing greater openness and to learn more about ourselves and those in our Community; and take action to promote equity on and off campus. In 2020–21, the Initiative offered 13 training opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, and launched the newly created Black Creators Initiative, which saw all performances at MSM include a Black creator or one from the African diaspora. In addition, the

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inaugural Artist Scholar program included luminaries like composer Anthony Davis, NEA Award-winning drummer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington, and Oprah Book Club author Tayari Jones. Artist Scholars contribute panel discussions, special performances, and master classes to the MSM Community.

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Land Acknowledgement We want to acknowledge that we gather as Manhattan School of Music on the traditional land of the Lenape and Wappinger past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. This calls us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit as well.

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E XCITING OPPORTUNITIES

The programs below provide MSM students with opportunities to earn credits through partner institutions, develop professional skills beyond the stage, and engage in a larger musical community in many different and exciting ways.

STU DY AB ROAD Manhattan School of Music offers students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters abroad at any of our nine partner conservatories in Europe and Asia. The program is open to upperclassmen and first-year graduate students.

Partner Conservatories Sydney Conservatorium, Sydney, Australia Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark

Royal College of Music, London, England Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland Conservatoire de Paris, Paris, France State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Stuttgart,

Amsterdam University of the Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland

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H U MAN ITIE S CL AS SE S AT BARNARD MSM undergraduates have the opportunity to take academic Humanities classes at Barnard College during their junior and senior years to meet their Humanities elective requirements.

G LOBAL CONSE RVATO IRE Manhattan School of Music, the Royal College of Music (London), the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna have joined forces to form the Global Conservatoire, an ambitious digital learning environment that will expand each institutional partner’s course offerings, opening up a new and flexible world of asynchronous courses against a rich cultural backdrop. This innovative partnership brings faculty and students from each of the four institutional partners into an online classroom, cultivating an international exchange of ideas. GLOBALCONSERVATOIRE.COM 28


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D ISTAN CE LE ARN IN G ( TH E OR TO CE NTE R) Using state-of-the-art interactive videoconference technology, the Orto Center (which houses MSM’s groundbreaking Distance Learning program) offers students the opportunity to learn from renowned faculty and artists and engage with fellow student musicians around the world. Through Music Bridges, students can expand their skills as teaching artists, presenting applied music instruction over videoconference to K–12 and community-based learners located in the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, the Orto Center’s live-streamed concerts, featuring MSM student ensembles and acclaimed faculty, now attract a worldwide audience. MSMNYC.EDU/PROGRAMS/DISTANCE-LEARNING

THE CE NTE R FOR CARE E R RE ADINE SS & COM M U NIT Y IM PAC T (CCRCI) The mission of The Center for Career Readiness & Community Impact is: • To support our students’ educational and professional growth as they pursue personally meaningful career paths • To provide experiential learning opportunities • To reflect our goal of graduating culturally responsive artist-citizens In addition to career-advancing coursework, the program’s highlights include: a series of arts partnerships with local K–12 schools and memory care facilities; MSM performances for visiting school groups; teaching placements for CCRCI participants; a dynamic calendar of Setting the Stage workshops, resources for current students/alumni (including the Hire A Musician referral service, Private Teacher Directory, and Online Opportunities Board); and oneon-one career advising. In addition, the CCRCI continues to oversee the pipeline degree program in music education with Teachers College, as well as the newly expanded internship program that offers an array of experiential learning opportunities to enhance students’ education. MSMNYC.EDU/CCRCI

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WHAT INSTITUTIONS DO OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS ATTEND BEFORE COMING TO MSM? Here are the top 15 most represented previous institutions (other than MSM) in the Fall 2022 incoming class of graduate students:

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CENTRAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

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SHANGHAI CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

New York, New York New York, New York

YALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC New Haven, Connecticut

NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Boston, Massachusetts

Beijing, China

Shanghai, China

SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Seoul, South Korea

CONSERVATORIUM VAN AMSTERDAM Amsterdam, Netherlands

EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

PEABODY CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

CHINA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

ZHEJIANG CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

Rochester, New York Baltimore, Maryland

Bloomington, Indiana

Toronto, Canada Beijing, China

Hangzhou, China

SUNY PURCHASE COLLEGE Purchase, New York

Here are the 116 other institutions our incoming Fall 2022 graduate students previously attended: Anhui University (China), Austin College, Bard College, Beijing University (China), Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, Brigham Young University, CalArts, California State University - Fullerton, California State University - Los Angeles, California State University - Sacramento, Capital Normal University (China), Centro Superior Katarina Gurksa (Spain), Chicago College of Performing Arts, China University of Petroleum (China), Chung Ang University (South Korea), Cleveland Institute Music, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Versailles (France), Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, CUNY Hunter College, CUNY Queens College, Depaul University, Dong-A University (South Korea), East China Normal University (China), EMESP Tom Jobim (Brazil), Facultad de Música UNAM (Mexico), Florida State University, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts (Netherlands), George Mason University, Grant Macewan University (Canada), Guangxi Arts University (China), Hamburg University of Music & Theatre (Germany), Hannover University of Music (Germany), Hanyang University (South Korea), Haute École de Musique (Switzerland), Hebei Normal University (China), HKU Utrechts Conservatorium (Netherlands), Hochschule für Musik und Tanz (Germany), Hunan Normal University (China), Illinois State University, James 32


Madison University, Keimyung University (South Korea), Korea National University of Arts (South Korea), Kyung-Hee University (South Korea), Kyungpook National University (South Korea), Lawrence University, Michigan State University, Monash University (Australia), Musikene - Superior School of Music of the Basque Country (Spain), National Taipei University of Education (Taiwan), National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan), New York University, Northwestern University, Oakwood College, Oberlin College and Conservatory, Occidental College, Old Dominion University, Portland State University, Rice University, Roberts Wesleyan College, Royal College of Music (United Kingdom), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (United Kingdom), Royal Northern College of Music (United Kingdom), Rutgers University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Jose State University, Sangmyung university (South Korea), Schola Cantorum Paris (France), Sejong University (South Korea), Shanghai Normal University (China), Shenandoah University, Shenyang Conservatory of Music (China), Sibelius Academy (Finland), Sichuan Conservatory Of Music (China), Soochow University (Taiwan), Sookmyung Women’s University (South Korea), South China Normal University (China), State University of Music and Performing Arts (Germany), Stephen F. Austin State University, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Potsdam, Syddansk Musikkonservatorium (Denmark), Syracuse University, Taipei National University of Arts (Taiwan), Texas A&M, The Central Conservatory of Music (China), The Hartt School, The Royal Danish Academy of Music (Denmark), The University of Mississippi, The University of the Witswatersrand (South Africa), Tokyo University of The Arts (Japan), Tunghai University (Taiwan), UCLA, University of Maryland, University Of Melbourne (Australia), University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Texas, University of South Carolina, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Taipei (Taiwan), University of Texas at Arlington, University of the Pacific, University of Tulsa, Utah Valley University, Victoria University Wellington (New Zealand), Wake Forest University, Western Carolina University, Western Connecticut State University, Wuhan Conservatory of Music (China), Xi’an Conservatory of Music (China), Xinghai Conservatory of Music (China), Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore), Yonsei University (South Korea) MSM’s incoming FALL 2022 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS previously attended over 150 different schools from across the globe!

UNITED STATES Hoover High School (Hoover, AL), Highland High School (Gilbert, AZ), Carlmont High School (Belmont, CA), Berkeley High School (Berkeley, CA), California School of the Arts (Duarte, CA), Idyllwild Arts Academy (Idyllwild, CA), Acalanes High School (Lafayette, CA), Livermore High School (Livermore, CA), Futures Academy Beverly Hills (Los Angeles, CA), Heritage Christian School (North Hills, CA), Laurel Springs School (Ojai, CA), Ocean Grove Charter School (Placerville, CA), California Connections-Ripon (Ripon, CA), San Gorgonio High School (San Bernardino, CA), San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (San 33


Diego, CA), San Juan Hills High School (San Juan Capo, CA), Aragon High School (San Mateo, CA), Orange County School of the Arts (Santa Ana, CA), Prospect High School (Saratoga, CA), Santa Susana High School (Simi Valley, CA), Denver School of the Arts (Denver, CO), Branford High School (Branford, CT), Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Multi-Magnet High School (Bridgeport, CT), Fairfield Ludlowe High School (Fairfield, CT), Ridgefield High School (Ridgefield, CT), Southington High School (Southington, CT), Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, DC), Saint Thomas Aquinas High School (Ft Lauderdale, FL), Immaculata Lasalle High School (Miami, FL), New World School of the Arts (Miami, FL), Camden County High School (Kingsland, GA), Parkview High School (Lilburn, GA), Vine Academy (Burr Ridge, IL), Chicago Academy for the Arts (Chicago, IL), The Chicago Academy for the Arts (Chicago, IL), Geneva Community High School (Geneva, IL), Saint Charles East High School (Saint Charles, IL), Foxborough High School (Foxborough, MA), Hopkinton High School (Hopkinton, MA), Walnut Hill School (Natick, MA), Liberty High School (Eldersburg, MD), Hall-Dale High School (Farmingdale, ME), Detroit School Of Arts (Detroit, MI), Interlochen Arts Academy (Interlochen, MI), Columbia-Rock Bridge Senior High School (Columbia, MO), University of North Carolina School of The Arts (Winstin Salem, NC), Ridge High School (Basking Ridge, NJ), Villa Victoria Academy (Ewing, NJ), Lincoln High School (Jersey City, NJ), Eastern Christian High School (North Haledon, NJ), Parsippany High School (Parsippany, NJ), Princeton High School (Princeton, NJ), Rutherford High School (Rutherford, NJ), Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (Astoria, NY), Commack High School (Commack, NY), Forest Hills High School (Forest Hills, NY), Waldorf School of Garden City (Garden City, NY), Walt Whitman High School (Huntington Station, NY), Plainedge High School (N Massapequa, NY), LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (New York, NY), Professional Childrens School (New York, NY), Niskayuna High School (Niskayuna, NY), Bexley High School (Bexley, OH), School Creative Performing Arts (Cincinnati, OH), Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati, OH), Hudson High School (Hudson, OH), Willamette High School (Eugene, OR), Central Bucks High School West (Doylestown, PA), Villa Joseph Marie High School (Holland, PA), Central High School (Philadelphia, PA), Pine Forge Academy (Pine Forge, PA), North Allegheny Senior HS (Wexford, PA), Escuela Libre De Musica Antonio Paoli (Gurabo, PR), West Florence High School (Florence, SC), Vista Ridge High School (Cedar Park, TX), Cypress Ranch High School (Cypress, TX), High School Perform & Vis Arts (Houston, TX), Saint Francis Episcopal School (Houston, TX), Stephens Academy (Houston, TX), Cinco Ranch High School (Katy, TX), Seven Lakes High School (Katy, TX), Rockwall High School (Rockwall, TX), Woodlands High School (The Woodlands, TX), Battlefield High School (Haymarket, VA), Liberty University Online Academy (Lynchburg, VA), Garfield High School (Seattle, WA), Vashon Island High School (Vashon, WA), Rufus King International High School (Milwaukee, WI)

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INTERNATIONAL Attached School of Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China), Attached School of Shandong Normal University (Jinan, China), Beijing Keystone Academy (Beijing, China), British Vietnam Intrntl-Vincom (Hanoi, Vietnam), Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy (Beijing, China), Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester, United Kingdom), Conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud (Bordeaux, France), Earl Haig Secondary School (Toronto, Canada), Edvard Munch VGS (Oslo, Norway), Etobicoke School Of The Arts (Toronto, Canada), Fuzhou No.18 High School (Fuzhou, China), High School Attached to Liaoning Normal University (Dalian, China), High School Attached to Ocean University of China (Qingdao, China), High School Attached to ShenYang Conservatory of Music (ShenYang, China), Kaohsiung Senior High School (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), Lamartine (Paris, France), National Chupei Senior High School (Hsinchu Country, Taiwan), National Experimental High School (Hsinchu, Taiwan), North London Collegiate Jeju (Jeju, South Korea), Pre-College Xinghai Conservatory of Music (Guangzhou, China), Prepa Tec Cumbres (Monterrey, Mexico), Pui Ching Middle School Macau (Macau, Macau S.A.R.), Pyungchon (Anyang, South Korea), Queen’s Elite Academy of Canada (Toronto, Canada), Roedean School (Johannesburg, South Africa), Saigon South International School (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), Saint Paul American School (Beijing, China), Secondary Arts School Affiliated to Sichuan Conservatory of Music (Chengdu, China), Shandong Weifang No.1 Middle School (Weifang, China), Shanghai American School Pudon (Shanghai, China), Shenzhen Arts School (Shenzhen, China), Shenzhen Vanke Meisha Academy (Shenzhen, China), Taipei Municipal Jianguo High (Taipei City, Taiwan), The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan), The American School of Las Palmas (Las Palmas, Spain), The Jerusalem High School for the Arts (Jerusalem, Israel), The Music School attached to Xinghai Consevatory of music (Guanzghou, China), The Nairobi Academy (Nairobi, Kenya), ULink College Guangzhou (Guangzhou, China), Undergrad Mestre Vert, Carcaixent (Carcaixent, Spain), Vanke Meisha Academy (Shenzhen, China), Wells Cathedral School (Wells, United Kingdom), Whimoon High School (Seoul, South Korea), Yingkou High School (Yingkou, China)

TRANSFER STUDENTS Azusa Pacific University, Batumi Art Teaching University (Georgia), Brigham Young University, Clark College, Cleveland Institute of Music, Desales University, Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College, Marianopolis College (Canada), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore), Royal College of Music (United Kingdom), Royal Conservatoire of Brussels (Belgium), Rutgers University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music (Russia), Southern New Hampshire University, Temple University, University of Southern California, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina)

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ADMISSION AT A G L A N C E HOW TO APPLY Applicants must submit an online application at APPLY.MSMNYC.EDU/APPLY. MSM offers in-person auditions on campus from late February through early March. Virtual auditions may also be available, depending on an applicant's program of study and place of residence. See MSMNYC.EDU/ADMISSION/WHAT-YOULL-NEED-TO-APPLY-TO-MSM-COLLEGE for more information. Some programs require applicants to submit prescreening videos in order to be invited to audition in person. See MSMNYC.EDU/AUDITION to view requirements for your major of interest.

Application and Audition Schedule September 1 Application Opens December 1 Application Due January 14-15 & 28-29 Musical Theatre Auditions February 24–March 3 Classical, Jazz, Contemporary Performance and Orchestral Performance Auditions March 1 Musical Theatre Decisions Released April 1 Decisions Released *A late round of auditions will be offered for select degree programs and majors in May. Contact the Office of Admission after April 1 to inquire about this process.

“I LOVE WELCOMING PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TO CAMPUS DURING AUDITION WEEK.” Marcos Ruiz (BM ’23) Classical Flute

English Language Assessment All applicants whose native language is not English must submit a score from one of the following exams by December 1, 2022, with their application: DuoLingo (highly preferred, can be taken at home on your schedule) ENGLISHTEST.DUOLINGO.COM TOEFL

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IELTS

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Exam scores must be from the year 2022.

Virtual Events The Manhattan School of Music Admission Team is excited to connect with you both on campus and virtually this year! MSM’s events are offered both in-person and online, covering a variety of topics, from the application and admission process to the student experience. To register for a campus tour, visit MSMNYC.EDU/CAMPUS/VISIT-MSM. To register for a virtual event, visit APPLY.MSMNYC.EDU/PORTAL/VIRTUALEVENTS. To be notified about upcoming events, submit an inquiry form at APPLY.MSMNYC.EDU/REGISTER/INQUIRY.

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2022–202 3 TU ITION AND FE E S Use our net price calculator at MSMNYC.EDU/NETPRICE

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$51,500 $1,050 $52,550

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Scholarships and Financial Aid MSM scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s financial need and on an applicant’s talent as captured by the entrance audition, application, academic records, and social and community engagement. Applicants who demonstrate a high level of talent and do not demonstrate financial need are eligible to receive more limited scholarship assistance through the MSM Presidential Scholarship. In addition, US citizens and Permanent Residents may apply for federal financial aid, which may include loans and grants. See MSMNYC.EDU/ADMISSION/SCHOLARSHIPS-FINANCIAL-AID for more information.

Information For more information, visit MSMNYC.EDU/ADMISSION Contact us at admission@msmnyc.edu or 917-493-4436 Office of Admissions Manhattan School of Music 130 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 school-administered programs. Manhattan School of Music is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New York State Board of Regents, and the Bureau for Veterans Education.

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