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The Virtuoso Society The Patron Program of Manhattan School of Music


Ensemble $1,250 • Invitations to four (4) special events* planned exclusively for Virtuoso Society members, including intimate receptions with distinguished musicians and performing artists • Ten (10) VIP tickets to concerts and performances featuring MSM’s exceptionally talented students, faculty, and guest artists, including opera and musical theatre productions, jazz concerts, and chamber music ensembles • A CD featuring work by MSM’s gifted student musicians • Your name gratefully acknowledged on our website and in other digital and print listings • Concierge service for all ticketed performances (The School presents over 600 performances each year!) $1,058 of your gift may be tax-deductible.

Soloist $2,500 Ensemble benefits, plus • Invitations to two (2) additional Virtuoso Society special events* • Two (2) additional VIP tickets to concerts and performances • Priority seating for all ticketed MSM performances $2,232 of your gift may be tax-deductible.

Director $5,000 Soloist benefits, plus • Invitations to two (2) additional Virtuoso Society special events* • Eight (8) additional VIP tickets to concerts and performances • Priority in making reservations for Virtuoso Society events • Invitation to “A Day in the Life,” a special opportunity to observe MSM classes and to meet our students $4,632 of your gift may be tax-deductible.


Conductor $10,000 Director benefits, plus • Invitations to two (2) additional special events planned exclusively for Virtuoso Society members • Curated tour of the School based on your special interests (piano, musical theatre, opera, jazz, etc.) • A named seat in the balcony of Neidorff-Karpati Hall, a beautifully renovated art deco theater, in your name or in the name of a person you choose to honor • Invitation to an annual dinner hosted by President James Gandre in the Peter Jay Sharp President’s Residence $9,332 of your gift may be tax-deductible.

Producer $25,000 Conductor benefits, plus • A named seat in the orchestra of Neidorff-Karpati Hall in your name or in the name of a person you choose to honor • Private dinner with the President and distinguished faculty members $24,032 of your gift may be tax-deductible.

Impresario $50,000 Producer benefits, plus • A soundproof Wenger Practice Room with state-of-the-art recording capabilities dedicated in your name or in the name of a person you choose to honor $49,032 of your gift may be tax-deductible.

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Events selected by Manhattan School of Music for each giving level


One of the world’s premier music conservatories, Manhattan School of Music is dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of aspiring musicians, from precollege through postgraduate studies. We prepare students for careers as accomplished and passionate performers, composers, and teachers and as leaders in the arts and society. Founded in 1918, today MSM is recognized for its more than 960 highly talented undergraduate and graduate students who come from over 50 countries and nearly all 50 states, a world-renowned artist-teacher faculty, and innovative curricula. Our alumni are soloists on the stages of the great concert halls and opera houses of the world, play in major orchestras internationally, lead important music organizations, and are faculty members training the next generation of artists. Play a vital part in this dynamic and beloved institution by becoming a member of MSM’s Virtuoso Society and help a young artist reach for the stars. In recognition of your generosity, we are pleased to invite you to special events planned exclusively for members as well as to inspiring performances by our students, distinguished faculty, and renowned guest artists. Virtuoso Society members have many opportunities to meet our immensely talented students and to enjoy receptions before and after performances.


___Yes, I/we would like to join the Virtuoso Society and support Manhattan School of Music’s commitment to artistic excellence and to the education and empowerment of its exceptional students. Name(s) _____________________________________________ Address __________________________________________ City _________________ State ____ Zip code ______________ Telephone ____________________________________________ Email _______________________________________________ Name(s) as you wish to be listed in print and digital materials ____________________________________________________ Please choose one: ____ Enclosed is my check made payable to Manhattan School of Music. ____ Please charge $______________ to my credit card. Credit card ___________________________________________ Expiration date __________________ CVV ________________ Signature ____________________________________________ ____ I/we wish to forgo membership benefits, so that my contribution may be fully tax-deductible. (Optional) The amount of any gift to MSM that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the amount contributed over the value of the goods and services provided to you by MSM. All statements contained herein regarding amounts of gifts that may be deductible are illustrative only. Please consult your own tax advisor regarding your specific situation and applicable law.

Please complete this form and return it with your contribution to: Manhattan School of Music Advancement Office 130 Claremont Avenue New York, New York 10027 For further information on the Virtuoso Society, please call the Advancement Office at 917-493-4115.


The Virtuoso Society 2018-19 Schedule of Special Events 2018 September Friday, September 28th at 7:30 PM Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony & Post-Concert Reception Celebrate the opening of MSM’s Centennial Season with two VIP tickets to a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony by the MSM Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus at Riverside Church led by conductor Roderick Cox, the Minnesota Orchestra’s Associate Conductor, and featuring MSM faculty member and Metropolitan Opera star James Morris. Join us for a post-concert reception with the conductor and soloists hosted by President James Gandre, in the Peter Jay Sharp President’s Residence.

October Monday, October 29th at 7:30 PM Piano Concert & Reception Celebrating the Reopening of Solomon Mikowsky Recital Hall Enjoy performances by Kirill Gerstein, Simone Dinnerstein, Yuan Sheng, and other acclaimed pianists who studied with faculty member Solomon Mikowsky in the newly expanded Solomon Mikowsky Recital Hall. A festive reception with the artists follows in the Peter Jay Sharp President’s Residence.

November Saturday, November 17th at 6 PM Concert & VIP Reception Celebrating the Grand Reopening of Neidorff-Karpati Hall Join us for a champagne toast and special concert to celebrate the grand reopening of Neidorff-Karpati Hall, an art deco gem, which has been beautifully renovated. The concert features performances by Tony Award winning alumnus Shuler Hensley and Van Cliburn Competition winner and faculty member Olga Kern, among other luminaries.

December Thursday, December 6th at 6 PM Holiday Toast & MSM Opera Theater Performance of Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Nino Rota’s I due timidi Enjoy a glass of holiday cheer in President James Gandre’s Residence preceding the MSM Opera Theater’s opening night performance of Suor Angelica and I due timidi with reserved, VIP seating in Neidorff-Karpati Hall.


2019 January Friday, January 18th at 7:30 PM American String Quartet Performance & Post-Concert Reception Enjoy two reserved, VIP seats in Greenfield Hall at a concert of MSM’s acclaimed Artists in Residence, the American String Quartet, followed by an intimate reception with the musicians.

February Monday, February 4th at 7:30 PM MSM Musical Theatre Production of Cabaret & Post-Performance Reception Enjoy two reserved, VIP seats at the opening night performance of Cabaret by MSM’s Musical Theatre students followed by a reception with the performers.

March Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30 PM Pinchas Zukerman’s 70 th Birthday Concert & Reception Receive two VIP tickets to a special concert in Neidorff-Karpati Hall to celebrate Pinchas Zukerman’s 70 th birthday followed by birthday cake and a toast to the legendary violinist, conductor, and MSM faculty member hosted by President Gandre. Thursday, March 28th at 4 PM Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition Enjoy two VIP tickets to this celebrated annual vocal competition followed by a reception.

April Wednesday, April 17th at 6 PM Carnegie Hall Centennial Gala Concert Enjoy two VIP tickets to this gala concert at Carnegie Hall conducted by Leonard Slatkin to celebrate Manhattan School of Music’s 100 th Anniversary. Featured performers include Metropolitan Opera star and MSM alumna Susan Graham, violinists Glenn Dicterow and Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard, as well as distinguished MSM alumni and student performers.

May Wednesday, May 8th at 6:30 PM President’s Annual Virtuoso Society Reception Join President James Gandre for the first annual reception to acknowledge members of the Virtuoso Society on the terrace of the Peter Jay Sharp President’s Residence featuring spectacular views of the cityscape. An architectural historian will give insight into the landmarks of upper Manhattan. Reservations for some events are limited. For further information on these events and to join the Virtuoso Society, please contact Susan Madden, Vice President for Advancement, at 917-493-4115 or smadden@msmnyc.edu.

Manhattan School of Music Virtuoso Society  

Play a vital part in this dynamic and beloved institution by becoming a member of MSM’s Virtuoso Society and help a young artist reach for t...

Manhattan School of Music Virtuoso Society  

Play a vital part in this dynamic and beloved institution by becoming a member of MSM’s Virtuoso Society and help a young artist reach for t...