Manhattan School of Music is a preeminent international conservatory of music granting bachelor of music, master of music, and doctor of musical arts degrees. Founded in , the School is dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of each of its students, training them in performance and composition. In addition to the more than students in the College Division, who come from some 40 countries, the School serves New York-area students, ages , in the Preparatory Division, and another 2, New York City schoolchildren through its arts-in-education program.
About the Area
All admissions events and new student orientation are being held remotely. Fall classes will begin on Wednesday, September 9. Information regarding fall and the reopening of the New York campuses can be found at nyit. The crackling energy of a college town pervades the neighborhood Andersen Hall at the Manhattan School of Music shares with Columbia University, Barnard College, and several other academic institutions. Located in Morningside Heights at Claremont Ave.
The school offers bachelor's , master's , and doctoral degrees in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition, as well as a bachelor's in musical theatre. Many of the students live in the school's residence hall, Andersen Hall. Manhattan School of Music was founded in —, by the pianist and philanthropist Janet D. Schenck, as the Neighborhood Music School. Eventually, its name was changed to Manhattan School of Music. In , 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 of the master of music degree and, in , the degree of doctor of musical arts.