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Office of Admissions

Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave
New York, NY 10027


Amy A. Anderson

Dean of Enrollment Management

Christan Cassidy

Director of Admissions

  • Oversees:
  • Jazz Arts 
  • Composition & Guitar
  • Contemporary Performance
  • Exchange Programs

James Encarnación

Assistant Director of Admissions 

  • Oversees:
  • Classical Brass, Strings, & Woodwinds
  • Orchestral Brass, Strings, & Woodwinds
  • Pinchas Zukerman Program

Kelsey Ekker

Senior Admissions Counselor

  • Oversees:
  • Classical Voice
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Classical & Orchestral Percussion
  • Barnard/MSM Cross-Registration Program

Christina Quental

Admissions Counselor

  • Oversees:
  • Classical Piano
  • Musical Theatre
  • Organ & Conducting