Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
Set in one of the world's greatest cities, Manhattan School of Music has contributed to the vibrant culture of New York City for over 85 years. It is one of the premier private music conservatories in the nation, with nearly 275 faculty members dedicated to shaping over 800 students from 40 countries into world-class musicians. Our dynamic faculty of teaching artists hails from New York's most renowned ensembles: the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the orchestras of the New York City Opera and New York City Ballet. Degree and diploma programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, with majors in all orchestral instruments, voice, piano, accompanying, composition, saxophone, guitar, organ, conducting, and jazz. Located at the academic heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, the Manhattan School of Music campus is designed to meet all the needs of young performers. The main building — located at 601 West 122nd Street at Broadway — houses spaces for instruction, performance, dining, research, and study, as well as all administrative offices. Adjacent to the main building is the residence hall, which, since its inauguration in 2001, has created a dynamic vertical campus for Manhattan School of Music. A nineteen-story building of performance, academic, and residential spaces, the G. Chris and SungEun Andersen Hall includes space for 550 students, and a floor of 24-hour practice rooms. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, Andersen Hall houses the William R. and Irene D. Miller Recital Hall, the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Performance Space, the Peter Jay Sharp Music Library, the campus store and box office in its five-story base. The building also houses support facilities, including a piano repair shop and storage space for opera sets.
This school has Standardized Test Optional Admissions
Test-Optional Admissions Details
ACT or SAT scores are recommended for undergraduate applicants, but not required.