Virtual Yearbooks

Enjoy our "Virtual Yearbooks" which include Manhattan School of Music historical facts and images from the School's archives, as well as items and quotes submitted by alumni. Each section also includes some highlights of New York City's music history.

Select a decade or other page in the menu below to begin your journey.  

Founder's Page  |  Timeline Overview

Pre-1940s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s


Do you know when …

MSM performed a musical theater program at the White House for Lyndon B. and Ladybird Johnson?
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Richard Adams ('61) created the first-ever “business of music” course in the U.S.? 
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Lauritz Melchior and Kirsten Flagstad sang Tristan und Isolde to benefit MSM? 
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“Manhattan School of Music Day” was declared in the City of New York? 
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The School moved from the east side to the west side? 
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You Are Part of MSM’s History

Help us build and expand these Yearbooks by looking through your own archives and sending photos from your time at MSM along with memories and experiences.Visit these pages often as they will be appended and changed regularly.

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