Mission

Manhattan School of Music prepares highly talented students for careers as passionate performers and composers, and as imaginative, effective leaders in the arts. Our international student body thrives in a supportive atmosphere that encourages excellence, values individuals and welcomes innovation. MSM’s artist faculty inspires the performance, creation and knowledge of great music, while exchange programs, distance learning and entrepreneurial opportunities expand the School’s reach. Offering hundreds of concert presentations and community events each year, Manhattan School of Music is a vigorous contributor to the cultural fabric of New York City and an important player on the world stage.