Alumni Privileges

Every former student of Manhattan School of Music* is considered a member of our international alumni association and is encouraged to participate in our alumni activities and take advantage of the courtesies and services found on this page. There are no membership fees or dues required for you to stay involved with your alma mater in a variety of ways (for an overview of recent and current alumni affairs activities, click here).

Alumni are offered a variety of services, benefits, and discounts by the School that are all outlined below.

*former students must have attended the college division; earned either at least 12 credits or been enrolled for at least two semesters; and remain in good standing.

Admissions Application Fee Discount

Former students who apply for additional programs at the School are given a 50% discount of the application fee upon request.

Career Development

Alumni are provided access to most of the services and resources of the Center for Music Entrepreneurship (formerly the Office of Career Development) that are also enjoyed by currently enrolled students. These include access to employment opportunities, guidance in preparing effective job search materials, musician and teacher referral programs, and a credential file service, to name a few. E-mail the CME for details.

Class Rings

Alumni wishing to special order class rings may view available Josten products on the Manhattan School of Music page of their site.
Contact our Jostens representative, Curt Buttery, with inquires: 1-800-854-7464 ext. 56251

Directory Information

Search for friends and make new connections with the Online Alumni Community. 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.
Register now >

We also published print and CD-ROM versions of an Alumni Directory this year in coordination with HarrisConnect publishing company, as well as in conjunction with the 90th Anniversary in 2008, to alumni who purchased them.
Read more about the Alumni Directory Project >

Library Use

The resources of the School’s library are available for research purposes to alumni in good standing. A one-day pass (available at the Security Desk at the front entrance) is issued to alumni that will allow them access to the Library. Library hours restricted during the summer and due to the Summer Camp, alumni will only be able to use the Library between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. (M-F) while the Summer Camp is in session. 
Library Hours >

As one of the benefits of becoming a donor through our Friends Circle membership, alumni who live in the tri-state area can be granted borrowing privileges.
Find out more about Library borrowing >
Find out more about joining the Friends Circle >


Manhattan School of Music offers students and alumni online ordering options for transcripts. We have authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide these services via the Web.

Get details about Transcript Requests >

Replacement Diplomas

Alumni wishing to replace a lost or destroyed diploma should follow the procedure below. Please note that the replacement diploma will be created using current design and signed by current officials; it will not be a duplicate of your old diploma.

Download, complete, and sign the Diploma Application >

Write a letter to the Registrar requesting a new diploma and include all of the following:

  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Range of dates attended MSM
  • Degree programs or degrees completed at MSM; if earned more than one degree, please indicate which degree you are requesting for the diploma (one degree per diploma)
  • Address to which the diploma should be mailed
  • Signature

Mail the application, letter, and a check or money order for $25.00 (in U.S. dollars and made payable to “Manhattan School of Music”) to the address below. Note: U.S. residents may either arrange to pick up the diploma in person or have it mailed by certified U.S. Postal Service (no charge) to an address that is not a P.O. Box; International mailings require a US$50.00 DHL shipping charge.

Manhattan School of Music
Office of the Registrar
ATTN: Diplomas
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Recording Studio Rate Discounts

Myers Recording Studio of Manhattan School of Music offers significant discounts on recording session rates for alumni. Those who attended the School within the last five years will enjoy a discount on recording session rates that brings costs to current student levels, and no hall rental is charged. Alumni from more than six years ago are also offered discounts and fee waivers for certain services. Myers Recording Studio houses an extensive archive of school concerts, copies of which alumni may purchase for their own personal use (if they were the performers or composers of the requested pieces). Alumni may also bring in their own recordings for duplication or for transfer from mini-disc to compact disc, DAT, or cassette. For more information about the Studio and details about discounts, contact the Office of Recording and Distance Learning.

Summer Recording Sessions at Manhattan School of Music Available: Save $$ with MSM alumni rates. Book now for best availability! Alumni Recording rates:

  • Private Recording Session (Standard 2-Track) $75.00/hour;
    Includes DAT master and compact disc (CDR)
  • Private Recording Session (Multitrack) $90.00/hour;
    Includes DTRS Master plus DAT and CDR copies
  • Call 917-493-4075 for scheduling or e-mail

Visiting / Access to the Building

Former students are welcome to visit their alma mater as often as they wish to attend the many concerts, master classes, and events held throughout the year. Access to these public events is through the main entrance security desk.

Visits to the Center for Music Entrepreneurship or the Library during business hours require alumni to complete an Alumni Visit Form available at the main entrance security desk and show photo ID. If you wish to take advantage of the CME office, we ask that you call ahead of your visit (917-493-4486) to confirm operation hours and to avoid conflicts.

Library Hours >

Those former students who have not returned to the School for some time may wish to take a tour of the current facilities, which can be arranged through the Alumni Office. To arrange such a visit, please call John Blanchard at 917-493-4496 or email at least two weeks in advance, to confirm the tour schedule.

Please note: Practice, rehearsal, and performance space is at a premium and thus is reserved for current students and faculty use only.

For more information or to schedule a visit/tour,
please contact

Lauren Frankovich

Alumni Engagement Officer