Manhattan School of Music is a preeminent international conservatory, granting Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Established in 1918 by pianist and philanthropist Janet Daniels Schenck, the School is dedicated to the personal, artistic, and intellectual development of its students, who range from the precollege through the postgraduate level. Offering both classical and jazz training, Manhattan School of Music trains students in performance and composition and provides a core curriculum in music theory, music history, and the humanities. Students come from all over the world, drawn by a rigorous program that reflects the highest standards of musical heritage, and by the faculty, which includes some of the world's best-known artists. Manhattan School of Music contributes to the city's musical life through an active community outreach program and with concerts and performances that are recognized as some of the finest events in New York's musical calendar. Manhattan School of Music's alumni are active in every aspect of contemporary musical life. Many are among the most distinguished artists performing in concert halls, opera houses, and on jazz stages throughout the world today. MSMNYC.EDU
Pictured: Jessye Norman, Laura Karpman, George Manahan. Photo by Catherine Byrd.