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Biography
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.

We offer degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, with majors in all orchestral instruments, voice, piano, accompanying, composition, saxophone, guitar, organ, conducting, and jazz. All our programs are founded on strong faculty/student relationships. Our Precollege Division instructs pre-college-age children and young adults on Saturdays and our various special programs offer interesting and unique ways to learn about music in a variety of formats.

While it is the mission of all fine music conservatories to develop talents and refine skills, Manhattan School of Music has a unique combination of strengths that make it an exceptional place from which to launch a career. We believe there is no better preparation for a professional career than to surround students with opportunities to create and perform as well as experience performances of the highest caliber. At Manhattan School of Music, performance is not simply a goal for students; it is already an integral part of their lives. With over 400 concerts, recitals, and master classes each year, the School resonates with the energy of working musicians.

With extensive performance opportunities on campus and the chance to freelance and begin to develop a network of professional contacts, students are encouraged to think and function as professional musicians while they are still in school. It is this powerful convergence of unmatched opportunity and rigorous training that gives our students the best chance to go as far as their talent, intelligence, and determination will take them.
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