Named Endowments

Manhattan School of Music’s reputation as one of the best conservatories in the country rests upon its outstanding faculty. Our distinguished teachers are some of the world’s best-known performing artists, who bring their depth of experience to Manhattan School of Music. Many are members of renowned ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the orchestras of the New York City Opera and New York City Ballet. They are acclaimed soloists, conductors, and composers. Devoted musicians and mentors, they are committed to nurturing talent and bringing out the best in their students.

The endowment of a faculty chair or professorship makes an essential contribution to the School’s artistic excellence and leadership.

Additionally, the School's remarkable programs and initiatives—many of them the first of their kind at a conservatory—make Manhattan School of Music a preeminent institution of advanced professional training for musicians.

Patrons who fund either an existing program or provide seed money for a new initiative are indispensable to our efforts to strengthen our defining areas of concentration and expand our offerings for the 21st century musician.


Manhattan School of Music has recently established the Alexandra Hunt Endowed Vocal Scholarship through the generosity of the late Rea F. Hooker in honor of his wife. Those wishing to add to this endowment with a gift should contact the Development Office at 917-493-4434.