Friends Circle

Join our Friends Circle and become part of a community of performing-arts supporters. Members attend concerts, master classes, and special events at MSM; have access to our music library; and receive invitations to members-only gatherings, from cocktail parties to bowling tournaments. Membership in the Friends Circle helps support MSM’s outstanding musicians and programs in jazz, opera, musical theater, contemporary, and classical music.

NOTICE: Membership Cards will take two (2) weeks to process and library borrowing privileges are not available until after Memberships have been processed. Library borrowing privileges are only extended to donors with a local, verifiable mailing address. Contact Elizabeth de Almeida,Coordinator of Gift Accounting and Database Management, with questions edealmeida@msmnyc.edu

Young Friends

$100 Individual ($85 tax-deductible)

  • Customized MSM T-shirt
  • Access to materials in the Manhattan School of Music Library (including borrowing privileges) and some on-line subscription services. Note: Library borrowing privileges are only extended to donors with a local, verifiable mailing address. 
  • Advance notice of special guests and master classes at MSM
  • Discounts at local restaurants
  • MSM Newsletter and annual Concert Calendar

Fellows

$175 Individual ($145 tax-deductible)

Includes all Young Friends’ benefits (above) in addition to:

  • Access to select MSM dress rehearsals
  • Invitation to annual professional networking event and thank-you reception 

Patrons

$250 Individual ($200 tax-deductible)

Includes all Fellows’ benefits (above) in addition to:

  • Complimentary tickets to select concerts at Manhattan School of Music

Sponsors

$350 Individual ($260 tax-deductible)

Includes all Patrons’ benefits (above) in addition to:

  • Two discounted tickets to an off-site Manhattan School of Music performance

Benefactors

$500 Individual ($390 tax-deductible)
$750
Dual membership ($530 tax-deductible)

Includes all Sponsors’ benefits (above) in addition to:

  • Invitation to special International Distance Learning performances
  • VIP access to select high-profile events
  • Donor recognition in printed concert programs

Leadership Ensemble

$1,000 Individual ($700 tax-deductible)
$1,600 Dual membership ($1,000 tax-deductible)

Includes all Benefactors' benefits (above) in addition to:

  • Complimentary tickets to select MSM concerts and events
  • Invitation to MSM Board of Trustees’ thank-you reception
  • Invitation to annual MSM Gala
  • Backstage invitation to select NYC cultural events and sites

To join the Friends Circle, please contact

John Blanchard

Director of Alumni Engagement 
& Advancement Services,
Office of Advancement
jblanchard@msmnyc.edu
917-493-4496