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The Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music
(MSM) is a music conservatory located on the Upper West Side
Upper West Side
of New York City. The school offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. Founded in 1917, the school is located on Claremont Avenue
Claremont Avenue
in the Morningside Heights
Morningside Heights
neighborhood of New York City, adjacent to Broadway and West 122nd Street (Seminary Row). The MSM campus was originally the home to The Institute of Musical Art (which later became Juilliard) until Juilliard migrated to the Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
area of Midtown Manhattan. The property was originally owned by the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum
Bloomingdale Insane Asylum
until The Institute of Musical Art purchased it in 1910.[1] The campus of Columbia University
Columbia University
resides close by, where it has been since 1895. Many of the students live in the school's residence hall, Andersen Hall. As of 2011, 75% of the students come from outside New York State and 31% come from outside the United States.


1 History 2 Notable teachers and administrators 3 Notable students and alumni 4 Programs 5 Musical theatre

5.1 Faculty

6 Instrumental performing ensembles 7 Performance venues 8 References 9 External links


Entrance to the John C. Borden Auditorium

The Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music
was founded in 1917–1918, by the pianist and philanthropist Janet D. Schenck, as the Neighborhood Music School. Initially located at the Union Settlement Association on East 104th St in Manhattan's East Harlem
East Harlem
neighborhood, the school moved into a brownstone building at East 105th St.[2] Pablo Casals
Pablo Casals
and Harold Bauer
Harold Bauer
were among the first of many distinguished artists who offered guidance to the school. Eventually, its name was changed to Manhattan School of Music. In 1943, the artistic and academic growth of the school resulted in a charter amendment to grant the bachelor of music degree. Two subsequent amendments authorized the offering in 1947 of the master of music degree and, in 1974, the degree of doctor of musical arts. In 1956, Dr. Schenck retired and Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
baritone John Brownlee was appointed director, a title later revised to president. President Brownlee initiated the idea of relocating the school to the Morningside Heights
Morningside Heights
neighborhood; his death occurred only months before his efforts were realized. In 1969, George Schick, Metropolitan Opera
conductor, accompanist, and opera coach, succeeded Brownlee as president and led the school's move to its present location. He created the opera program, while all other major school functions were managed by Senior Director Stanley Bednar. John O. Crosby, founder and general director of the Santa Fe Opera, was appointed president in 1976. He was followed by Gideon W. Waldrop, who was appointed in 1986, and Peter C. Simon in 1989. On July 1, 1992, Marta Casals Istomin
Marta Casals Istomin
was named president, a position which she held until October 2005 when she retired. Dr. Robert Sirota, former director of the Peabody Institute
Peabody Institute
of the Johns Hopkins University, took over the presidency in 2005.[3] He was succeeded by James Gandre, formerly of Roosevelt University, effective May 2013.[4] Notable teachers and administrators[edit]

The Manhattan School of Music, facing Claremont Avenue

See also: Category: Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music

Gabriela Beňačková Paul Cohen Richard Danielpour Midori Gotō Horacio Gutiérrez Thomas Hampson Stefon Harris David Krakauer Dave Liebman Joe Locke Catherine Malfitano Ashley Putnam Bob Mintzer Jason Moran Jonel Perlea Neil Rosenshein Pinchas Zukerman

Notable students and alumni[edit]

Annette A. Aguilar Ambrose Akinmusire Lila Ammons Franck Amsallem Robert Ashley Angelo Badalamenti Judith Bettina Angela Bofill Liam Bonner Linda Bouchard Sara Davis Buechner Donald Byrd Andrea Carroll[5] Ron Carter Marko Ciciliani Paul Cohen Harry Connick Jr. Anton Coppola John Corigliano Joshua Coyne Kim Crosby Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz Sebastian Currier Mark Delpriora Alondra de la Parra Josu de Solaun Soto Salvatore Di Vittorio Ezio Flagello Nicolas Flagello Sullivan Fortner Steve Gadd Kirill Gerstein Elliot Goldenthal Susan Graham Dave Grusin Page Hamilton Herbie Hancock Stefon Harris Shuler Hensley Margaret Hillis Larry Hochman Rupert Holmes Lisa Hopkins Paul Horn Helen Huang Hyung-ki Joo Lauren Jelencovich Margaret Juntwait Aaron Jay Kernis Dawn Kotoski Dominic Lalli Ben Lanzarone Yusef Lateef John Lewis Catherine Malfitano Ursula Mamlok Herbie Mann Kit McClure Bob McGrath Nellie McKay Johanna Meier Jane Monheit Carmen Moral Jason Moran Walter Murphy Max Neuhaus Elmar Oliveira Simon O'Neill Marcus Paus William Pell Leo Pellegrino Tobias Picker Chris Potter Charlie Puth John Bernard Riley Max Roach Larry Rosen Don Sebesky Richard Tee Natalie Toro Joseph Trapanese Gordon Turk Marilyn Tyler Dawn Upshaw David Van Tieghem Dirk Weiler Joe Wilder Carol Williams Richard Williams Phil Woods Yung Wook Yoo Dolora Zajick Miguel Zenón


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Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music
has undergraduate, masters, and doctoral studies. Classical majors, jazz majors, Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program majors, cross majors from Barnard College
Barnard College
at Columbia, and most recently musical theatre majors all take part at the conservatory. Students can receive the following degrees:

Bachelor of Music (BM) – voice, instrumental, performance, composition, jazz performance, and musical theatre Master of Music (MM) – voice, instrumental performance, instrumental and vocal, accompanying, conducting, orchestral performance, composition, contemporary performance, jazz performance, and jazz composition Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) – voice, instrumental performance, accompanying, composition, jazz arts advancement, and choral conducting Professional Studies Certificate – voice, instrumental performance, orchestral performance, and composition Artist Diploma – voice, instrumental performance, and accompanying

Students fulfill their humanities requirements at Teachers College of Columbia University Musical theatre[edit]

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Manhattan School of Music's musical theatre program was the first-ever independent music conservatory in New York (and only the second in the country) to offer a musical theatre degree program. The program is directed by Luis Perez and an artistic advisory committee that includes Broadway stars such as Victoria Clark, Joanna Gleason, Norm Lewis, Susan Stroman, Tommy Tune, Kelli O'Hara, Ted Chapin, Bebe Neuwrith, Christine Ebersole, Graciela Daniele, James Naughton, Shuler Hensley, Ron Raines and more. Created in 2016, the program is already being considered one of the top MT programs in the nation with a current acceptance rate of about 1.6% (based on the 3000 applicants in each 2015-2016, 2016-2017 audition seasons thus far).

A Musical Theatre student performs in the 2016 Inaugural Music Musical Theatre Fall Showcase

Faculty[edit] Luis Perez, David Loud, Andrew Gerle,[6] Dr. Joan Melton, Claudia Catania, Laura Sametz, Judith Clurman, Catherine Cox, Sue Makkoo, J. Jared Janas, Bob Stillman, Randy Graff, Andrea Green, David Gallo, Mimi Quillin, Elizabeth Parkinson and more.[7] Instrumental performing ensembles[edit]

Since 1999, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and the Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music
have partnered to offer a free summer music program for students who attend New York City's public schools.

Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music
offers a wide variety of live audience performance experiences for its students. There are three major orchestras: The MSM Symphony, the Philharmonia, and the Chamber Sinfonia. In addition, many smaller ensembles are assembled for orchestral chamber music. The MSM Wind Ensemble also performs throughout the year. The Jazz
Arts Program also contains various ensembles, such as the Jazz
Philharmonic (full jazz big band with full orchestra), the Jazz
Orchestra, Concert Jazz
Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, and Chamber Jazz
Ensemble. Tactus, the ensemble for contemporary chamber music, is made up of graduate students in the school's Contemporary Performance Program (CPP). The school also holds an annual concerto competition with which the winner is offered the opportunity to perform with the Symphony Orchestra. Performance venues[edit] The Manhattan School contains multiple performance spaces, each dedicated to separate ensemble requirements. The largest is Neidorff-Karpati Hall (formerly John C. Borden Auditorium), where all orchestral and large jazz ensemble concerts are held. The hall is currently undergoing a major renovation.[8] The smaller Greenfield Recital Hall and Miller Recital Hall are used for solo and small ensemble recitals, especially for graduation-required recitals. The Ades Performance Space is among the newest of MSM's venues, and is used to present everything from fully staged operas to contemporary chamber music. The newly dedicated Carla Bossi-Comelli Studio on the seventh floor is a multipurpose rehearsal and performance space which was formerly a dance studio; other smaller performance spaces include the Myers Recording Studio, Mikowsky Recital Hall, and Pforzheimer Hall. References[edit]

^ "Historical Significance, Historic Morningside Heights". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2013.  ^ "Manhattan School of Music: Timeline". Retrieved October 31, 2012.  ^ "Composer Robert Sirota".  ^ " Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music
Names New President". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2013.  ^ F. Paul Driscoll (December 2015). "Sound Bites: Andrea Carroll". Opera
News.  ^ Music, Manhattan School of. " Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan School of Music
> FacultyProfile". www.msmnyc.edu. Retrieved 2017-10-03.  ^ Music, Manhattan School of. "Musical Theatre Brochure". msmnyc.edu. Retrieved 2017-10-03.  ^ Music, Manhattan School of. "Renovation". www.msmnyc.edu. Retrieved 2017-10-03. 

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