Manhattan School of Music



For the past 100 years, Manhattan School of Music has upheld a tradition of excellence in music education, from its beginnings as a small settlement music school to its current state as an internationally renowned music conservatory.


  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Graduate Studies
  • Doctoral Studies
  • Professional Studies Certificate
  • Artist Diploma
  • Precollege Program
  • MSM Summer


In addition to the list below of on-campus student employment, the Center for Music Entrepreneurship curates an Opportunities Board for the MSM community, an online database featuring 1000+ off-campus opportunities for longer-term employment and career-advancing opportunities. Click here for more information.

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Student services

The Student Affairs Team helps organize a wide variety of social, service, and educational activities for you to get involved in.

Events include:

  • A welcome social
  • Orientation cruise around the island of Manhattan
  • Friends & Family Weekend
  • Health and wellness fair
  • International student events
  • Neighborhood and NYC outings
  • Community service opportunities

Housing services

The G. Chris and Sung Eun Andersen Residence Hall, our 20-story residential tower attached to the main MSM building, is home to a vibrant community of student musicians.

In addition to offering some of the best views of the city, the hall includes:

  • 13 floors with housing for approximately 600 students
  • 79 practice rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Trained residence life staff
  • Laundry facilities
  • A well-equipped fitness room
  • 5 Student lounges
  • A dining facility is located in the School’s main building adjacent to the residence.

Library services

The Evelyn Sharp Performance Library is where you’ll find performing materials for all of MSM’s larger ensembles, choruses, repertoire classes, and stage productions. The Peter Jay Sharp Library is where you go for everything else: printed music, books, recordings, magazines, digital resources, a silent study room, the computer lab, and copy machines.

Medical services

Manhattan School of Music offers a holistic approach to health & wellness, with services and counseling available to all students at the School.

Student Life

Campus life

Manhattan School of Music, on Broadway and 122nd Street, shares its upper Manhattan neighborhood with Columbia University, Barnard College, Columbia Teachers College, Bank Street College, the International House, Union and Jewish theological seminaries, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

  • 22 classrooms
  • 130 practice rooms
  • 8 performance spaces
  • 450 bed residence hall

Student clubs

Student Organizations at Manhattan School of Music are designed to give students an opportunity to build leadership and interpersonal skills, while contributing to the Manhattan School of Music community.

  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Black Student Union (formally Pan African Student Union)
  • Comedy Club
  • Do Good
  • International Service Learning Organization (OSLO)
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • It Stops Here
  • Mindful MSM
  • MSM Chess Club
  • Music for a Better World
  • Polar Bear Press
  • Queer People for the Betterment of Society (QueerPBS)
  • Student Council
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Veg Society


Manhattan School of Music is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Manhattan, New York, United States

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