The Manhattan School of Music (MSM)
is a major music conservatory
located on the Upper West Side
of New York City
. The school offers degree
on the bachelors
, and doctoral
levels in the areas of classical
performance and composition. With a faculty of 275 and over 800 students from 40 countries, the school also has a pre-college division which trains 500 students per academic year. Manhattan School of Music is considered one of the most prestigious conservatories of the study of music in the world.
Founded in 1917, the school is located on Claremont Avenue
in the Morningside Heights
neighborhood of New York City
, adjacent to Broadway
and W. 122nd Street
. The MSM campus was originally the home to The Juilliard School
, until Juilliard migrated to the Lincoln Center
area of Midtown Manhattan
. The campus of Columbia University
resides close by, where it has been since 1895. Many of the students live in the school's residence hall, Andersen Hall. At the present time, 75 percent of the students come from outside New York State and 31 percent from outside the United States.
Admission to MSM is based primarily on a live audition. In 2005, MSM received 863 total applications, and admitted 287, for an overall acceptance rate of 33%.
The School was founded in 1917–1918 by Janet D. Schenck, pianist and philanthropist, as the Neighborhood Music School. It was located in a brownstone building on New York City's Upper East Side. Pablo......