Manhattan School of Music

Campus Description

Upper West Side location. In the neighborhood with Columbia, Barnard, Union Theological Seminary and Jewish Theological Seminary. One block from Grant’s Tomb and historic Riverside Church. MSM has two buildings: a main building with 9 concert hall spaces, administrative offices, classrooms, practice rooms and cafeteria, and Andersen Residence Hall, a 400 bed facility, with student lounge, exercise room, laundry facilities and practice rooms.

Offers degrees in music performance at an elite level in both classical and jazz traditions; also, composition

120 Claremont Ave., New York, NY 10027


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Manhattan School of Music Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, 1-year professional studies Certificate, 1-year artist Diploma

Clubs and Activities

Student Council; Resident Community Council; Korean Students; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Club (GLBT); Pan African Student Union

Featured Programs

Wellness Programs (Yoga and Alexander Technique); Gym membership through Columbia University; Health and Psychological Assistance

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 412 (Full-time: 411; Part-time: 1)
Graduate (Matriculated): 564

97% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
3% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American2%2%
% Asian7%6%
% Hispanic / Latino5%2%
% White, Non-Hispanic30%24%
% International / Nonresident Alien46%60%
% Two or more races5%1%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity4%4%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$42,600 per year, or $725 per credit over 18 credits
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
Room Only:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:


Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): December 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
March 1

Application Requirements

Official transcripts; online application via DecisionDesk -; admission prescreening recording (most majors) uploaded using DecisionDesk; audition; recommendations; TOEFL if English is not first language.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
President’s Award