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Contemporary Performance

Manhattan School of Music

24 months
51500 USD/year
51500 USD/year
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Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music is an advanced graduate program at the forefront of contemporary classical music that prepares students to innovate as artists and entrepreneurs.


Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music is an advanced graduate program dedicated to preparing musicians to thrive as artists working on the forefront of contemporary classical music.

The CPP season performances present highly-crafted performances of 20th- and 21st–century masterpieces. Concerts feature both newly written works and collaborations with established and emerging living composers as well as core 20th-century repertoire by composers such as Webern, Schoenberg, Ives, Varèse, Cage and Ligeti. The program collaborates regularly with MSM faculty composers and the Composition department to develop and premiere new works.

The Contemporary Performance program of Manhattan School of Music is lead by Artistic Director and Chair Margaret Kampmeier.

Contemporary Performance Majors

  • Voice
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Instrument Seminar
  • Composer/Reading Workshop
  • Contemporary Ensemble
  • Contemporary Musicianship
  • Performing with Electronics
  • Contemporary Music Survey

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Late applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis depending upon the program and various circumstances.


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If your first language is not English, you will be required to take our in-house English Assessment during audition week
  • We recommend that you upload unofficial transcripts and proof of degree(s) to the online application for the initial phase of the admission process. You must submit your transcripts in the original language and in English.
  • All applicants who have completed their online application and passed prescreening (if applicable) must audition in order to be admitted to MSM.
  • If you are offered admission to MSM, you will receive details on how to apply for a student visa with your acceptance. You will be required to apply for the SEVIS Form I-20.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 51500 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    51500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51500 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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