Manhattan School of Music offers gifted musicians summer programs which are unique in New York City and at the conservatory level nationwide.
MSM Summer Voice Festival
The Summer Voice Festival, started in 2009, provides intensive work for singers of college age and older. The four-week program, in the month of June, includes two weekly one-hour lessons with a member of the MSM voice faculty, as well as masterclasses, coachings, and daily classes in diction, acting, movement and other topics of interest for singers. All classes are taught by regular MSM faculty. Admission to this program is limited and interested singers are selected by audition.
MSM Summer English Study
Summer English Study is an innovative eight-week immersion program especially designed for students entering MSM in the following fall semester. Through intensive study and interactions with fluent students, SES participants prepare for music-specific course work as they acclimate more generally to American speech and to life in New York City. Non-native speakers of English may be assigned to SES as part of the admissions process, on the basis of the TOEFL exam.
Set on a college campus in the heart of New York City, Camp MSM is a residential camp (with a day camp option) that provides intensive musical instruction in musical theater and instrumental music for students who have completed grades 6-11 (ages 11-17). Campers will develop their musical skills and join a community of young musicians through a wide variety of musical and social activities.
Amateur Chamber Musicians Festival
The Amateur Chamber Musicians Festival will not be be offered in 2014 due to both scheduling and building maintenance issues. Please check back in Fall 2014 for updates regarding the next Amateur Chamber Musicians Festival.
Experienced adult amateur chamber musicians will have the opportunity to study, rehearse, and perform works from the chamber music repertory coached by professional chamber musicians and distinguished faculty from one of the world’s leading conservatories. Participants will receive a week of intensive coaching, and an individual private lesson on assigned chamber music repertoire, culminating in performances in Manhattan School of Music’s premier performance venues.