Reunion Schedule

Let's celebrate what makes Manhattan School of Music so special - you!

Please join us for the next MSM Alumni Reunion to be held in Fall 2016 -- date to be announced soon!

Here is a list of activities from MSM Alumni Reunion 2015:

Open Classes and Campus Tour

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Remember life as a student?  Stop by a selection of open classes, lectures, and rehearsals.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Take a trip down memory lane and also explore new spaces on our tour of selected performance spaces, the music library, and the residence hall.

Main Event


6:00 – 8:30 PM
Ades Performance Space

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

Composer Angelo Badalamenti (BM ’58, French Horn / MM ’59, Music Education)
Grammy Award winner for the theme to Twin Peaks;
2011 Henry Mancini Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Jazz vibraphonist and composer Stefon Harris (BM ’95, Percussion / MM ’97, Jazz Vibraphone)
Martin E. Segal Award winner and Grammy nominee;
designated Best Mallet jazz player six times by the Jazz Journalist Association

Outstanding Young Alumni Award: 

Classical guitarist Pablo Villegas (PD ’04, PS ’06, AD ’07, Guitar)
Winner of El Ojo Crítico, Spain’s top classical music honor;
gave the world premiere of Rounds, John Williams's first composition for guitar

2015 recipients of the MSM Presidential Medal for
Distinguished Faculty Service Dona D. Vaughn and Ted Rosenthal (BM ’81 / MM '83).


Registration required: 
$25 per person
$40 per couple

Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in one of MSM's newest and most versatile performance venues. Meet up with old friends, make new ones, and visit with current faculty and staff.


    A selection of open classes, lectures, and rehearsals will be available for alumni to visit.
    9:00 AM– 4:30 PM
    Registration Required


    3 – 4:30 PM
    Registration Required
    A tour of selected performance spaces, the music library, and the residence hall will commence at exactly 3 PM and finish around 4:30 PM, with plenty of time before the 5 PM reception.

  • Download registration form to mail or fax to us.

    For more information,
    please contact

    Lauren Frankovich

    Alumni Engagement Officer

    “Being back once again (although on a different campus from the E 105th Street)… with gifted young musicians—sharing memories with contemporaries—basking in the brilliance of professors … It was a great day!”

    —Rich Gradone

    “Thanks so much for organizing the Alumni Reunion. It was a very special evening, and I really enjoyed it.”

    —Ana Garcia (MM ’13/ DMA ’18) 

    “Bravo for a job well done!!!”

    —Deirdre McArdle-Manning