Alumni Directory Projects

Our 2014 Alumni Directory Project with Harris Connect is now complete (the deadline for participation was June 23) and Directories that were ordered have been printed (as of September 26) and will be mailed soon. See details below.

The Office of Alumni Affairs maintains contact information for former students in order to keep alumni informed about the School and alumni activities. The accuracy of this data is important to timely communication, including employment opportunities as they arise. We give alumni access to this information through online and print media outlined on this page.

Alumni can be assured that the School maintains strict confidentiality of this information and does not sell it to outside individuals or organizations.

2014 Alumni Directory Project:
Manhattan School of Music Alumni Today

Manhattan School of Music launched an alumni directory project this spring in association with Harris Connect. We research contact for all alumni, where necessary, and reached out to alumni multiple times by mail and e-mail to gather updated information for this publication.

The gathering of updated info and ordering phase of the project is now complete (the deadline for participation was June 23). Directories that were ordered were printed (as of September 26) and will be mailed soon. Note that it can take up to four weeks for shipments to reach you in the U.S.; six weeks to international addresses.

Note: Only enough Directories were printed to fill the orders taken before June 23.

This is the fourth alumni directory that we have produced with our partners at Harris and we are excited to be able to offer you additional ways to share your accomplishments and memories with your classmates. In addition to a Class Year/Biographical listing, alumni added photos to our“Through the Years” section and contributed reflections on “What MSM Means to Me.” All updates are returned to MSM so that our database remains up-to-date.

Questions? Contact John Blanchard at 917-493-4496.


Online Community and Directory

The Manhattan School of Music Online Alumni Community was launched in fall 2007. To date we have had over 2,800 alumni from around the world register. The Online Community will be an important conduit for news and information about the School and future alumni activities. Membership is free and exclusive to alumni only. All you need to do to take advantage of all the community has to offer is to proceed through the registration process to establish a User ID and Password.

To access to the Online Alumni Directory, you must first be logged-in to the Online Alumni Community. You can then search for friends and make new connections by using the Directory search features. From your "My Alumni Page" you can choose to search the following: Basic Directory | Advanced Directory | Complete Community
Register for the first time here >
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A "thank you" to the thousands of alumni who participated in the 90th Anniversary Alumni Directory project. We have completed the detailed and complex process of gathering up-to-date contact, career, and academic information on our over 10,000 former students. Hard- and soft-cover editions, as well as a CD-ROM version were published this summer. Each alumna/nus was given the option of not being included in this publication.

The Directory was compiled and published by Harris Connect, a leader in college alumni directories. Orders were taken and Directories were mailed in the fall of 2008 to all alumni who paid for a directory through Harris Connect. No additional Directories are available.

Alumni Comments

"So great to be part of the MSM community, even from afar."
Elaine Smith Purcell, 1995 (Newton, Massachusetts)

"It was so nice to hear from MSM. I have registered online Alumni Directory and hope to get in touch with other friends from now on."
SungTaek Oh, 2001 (Ontario, Canada)

"Thanks for the link to the new online alumni directory, and congratulations on this marvelous new tool!"
Gayle Hathorne, 1977 (Shawnee, Kansas)

"This is very hip! Thank you so much for thinking of doing this! I look forward to connecting with musicians I met at MSM 20 years ago!!!"
George Robert, 1987, Director, Jazz Department, Lausanne Conservatory, (Switzerland)

"This is great! I just hired a violinist for a Messiah performance at my church -- didn't get her phone number, but was able to look her up on the directory to get a timely message to her. This is a great news sharing networking tool that I wish we had always had."
Eric Birk, 1988, Organist & Choir Director, Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church (New York City)

Ethel Fisher, Class of 1958, told us how she used the Directory to e-mail a former classmate who now lives in Philadelphia. They spoke after many years and were even able to get together in person for old times sake. "I appreciate everyone's efforts in compiling this Alumni Directory. Previous editions have served me well and I'm glad to receive this updated version.
Ed Mikenas, MM ’71 Double Bass