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Manhattan School of Music

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Motto Macte virtute sic itur ad astra (“Those who excel, thus reach the stars.”)
Established 1917
Type Private
President Robert Sirota
Location New York City, New York, United States
Campus Urban
Website http://www.msmnyc.edu/

The Manhattan School of Music is one of America's leading music conservatories located in New York City that offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. It is one of the premiere private music conservatories in the world, with nearly 275 faculty members and over 800 students from 40 countries. In addition to this, the school also features a Pre-College Division which trains gifted young students. There are about 500 students currently enrolled in the program. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... NY redirects here. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... It has been suggested that Professional degree be merged into this article or section. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course that generally lasts three or four years. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century. ...


Founded in 1917, the school is located on Claremont Avenue in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City, adjacent to the campus of Columbia University, where it has been since 1969. 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 47 percent from outside the United States. Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bound by the Upper West Side, Morningside Park, Harlem, and Riverside Park (some now consider it part of the Upper West Side). ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Columbia University is a private research university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ...

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History

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 Casals and Harold Bauer were among the first of many distinguished artists who offered guidance to the School. Eventually, its reputation for excellence extended throughout the greater metropolitan area, and its name was changed to Manhattan School of Music. Casals redirects here. ... Harold Bauer (April 28, 1873 - March 12, 1951) was a noted pianist who began his musical career as a violinist. ...


In 1943, the artistic and academic growth of the School resulted in a charter amendment to grant the bachelor of music degree. Two subsequent amendments authorized the offering in 1947 of the master of music degree and, in 1974, the degree of doctor of musical arts. In 1956, Dr. Schenck retired and John Brownlee, noted Metropolitan Opera baritone, was appointed director, a title later revised to president. President Brownlee initiated the idea of relocating the School to the Morningside Heights neighborhood; his death occurred only months before his efforts were realized. In 1969, George Schick, Metropolitan Opera conductor, accompanist, and distinguished opera coach, succeeded Brownlee as president and led the School's move to its present location. The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ...


John O. Crosby, founder and general director of the Santa Fe Opera, was appointed president in 1976. He was followed by Gideon W. Waldrop, who was appointed in 1986, and Peter C. Simon in 1989. On July 1, 1992, Marta Casals Istomin was named President, a position which she held until October 2005 when she retired. Marta Casals Istomin (born 1937 in Humacao, Puerto Rico), is the former president of Manhattan School of Music. ...


As of October 2005, Dr. Robert Sirota, former director of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, took over the presidency of the Manhattan School. Peabody Institute, c. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ...


Prominent faculty

Richard Danielpour (born 28 January 1956 in New York) is an American composer. ... Glenn Dicterow Glenn Dicterow (born December 23, 1948), is an American violinist and is currently concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Mark Delpriora is a classical guitarist. ... David Dubal is an American pianist, teacher and author. ... Daniel Epstein (b. ... American radical organizer, author and prisoner David Gilbert (b. ... Midori Goto Midori Goto (五嶋 みどり; Gotö Midori) (born October 25, 1971 in Osaka) is a Japanese violinist. ... Horacio Gutiérrez (born in Havana) is a virtuoso pianist originally from Cuba. ... Constance Keene (February 9, 1921 - December 24, 2005) was an American pianist, who attracted great praise for her 1964 recording of Rachmaninovs Preludes, and in addition, won critical acclaim for her recordings of Hummel,Weber and Mendelssohn. ... Ruth Laredo (nee Meckler, November 20, 1937, Detroit, Michigan - May 25, 2005, New York, New York) was an American classical pianist referred to as Americas First Lady of the Piano. A precocious starter, she was able to play God Bless America on her mothers piano at age two. ... Dave Liebman (born in 1946) is an American tenor saxophonist and flautist. ... Jeffrey Milarsky Jeffrey Milarsky is one of the leading conductors of contemporary music in New York City. ... Jason Moran, 36, (1967 - 2003) was an Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and a member of the infamous Moran family, notable for its involvement in the Melbourne underground war. ... Nathaniel Nick Rosen is an American cellist, former gold prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music. ... Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. ... James Tocco (born 1943 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American concert pianist. ... Julia Wolfe (born December 18, 1958) is an American composer. ... Image:Zukerman. ...

Prominent alumni

David Amram (born November 17, 1930 in Philadelphia) is an American composer, musician and writer. ... Angelo Badalamenti (born March 22, 1937) is a music composer, best known for his movie soundtrack work for surrealist movie director David Lynch. ... Angela Bofill is an American R&B and jazz-fusion contralto vocalist and songwriter. ... Donaldson Toussaint LOuverture Byrd II (born December 9, 1932) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter, born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Ron Carter (born May 4, 1937, Ferndale, Michigan) is an American jazz bassist. ... Harry Connick, Jr. ... John Corigliano (born February 16, 1938) is an American composer of classical music. ... Mark Delpriora is a classical guitarist. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Nicolas Flagello (March 15, 1928 - March 16, 1994) was an American composer of classical music. ... Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... Susan Graham (1960– ) is a mezzo-soprano classical singer, born in Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Her roles include Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking, and Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier. ... David Grusin (born June 26, 1934 in Littleton, Colorado) is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger whose works in films and TV have garnered him numerous awards. ... Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award- and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Stefon Harris is an American jazz vibraphonist, considered one of the most promising young jazz musicians today. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... Rupert Holmes (born February 24, 1947 in Northwich, Cheshire, England) is a composer and writer who grew up in the northern New York City suburb of Nanuet, New York, and attended nearby Nyack High School. ... Lisa Hopkins is an American opera singer and actress born in 1978 in Simi Valley, California and raised mostly in Salt Lake City, Utah (she is a Mormon). ... Paul Horn may refer to: Paul Horn the jazz saxophonist. ... Aaron Jay Kernis (born January 15, 1960) is one of the most highly-honored contemporary composers. ... Album cover of Eastern Sounds Dr. Yusef Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston, October 9, 1920) is an American jazz musician. ... John Aaron Lewis (3 May 1920 – 29 March 2001) was an American jazz pianist and composer best known as the musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet. ... Catherine Malfitano, b. ... Herbert Jay Solomon (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003), better known as Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flutist and important practitioner of world music. ... Bob McGrath, when he was big in Japan. ... Jane Monheit (born November 3, 1977) is considered by some to be one of the most promising American jazz vocalists of her generation. ... Joe Monzo Joe Monzo (born January 5, 1962) is an American microtonal composer and tuning-theorist who has authored books and multiple webpages on music theory. ... Jason Moran, 36, (1967 - 2003) was an Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and a member of the infamous Moran family, notable for its involvement in the Melbourne underground war. ... Walter Murphy Walter Murphy (born December 19, 1952) is a pianist, composer, and arranger who had a massive hit with the instrumental, A Fifth of Beethoven, a disco adaption of Beethovens Fifth Symphony, in 1976, when disco was at the height of its popularity. ... Tobias Picker (b. ... Jazz in 3/4 time cover released in 1957 on EmArcy Maxwell Lemuel Roach (born January 10 (according to the official records, though his family claims January 8), 1924)to parents Alphonse and Cressie Roach. ... Larry Rosen can refer to: Lawrence Rosen, lawyer, specialized in technology-related intellectual property issues. ... Steve Turre (born September 12, 1948) is an internationally renowned trombonist and recording artist. ... Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee), is an American soprano. ... Hendry Wijaya (born June 17, 1974) is an Indonesian born pianist and piano teacher. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Philip Wells Woods (born in 1931) is an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. ... Dolora Zajick, born 24 March 1952 in Salem, Oregon, is an American mezzo-soprano who specialises in the Verdian repertoire. ... click here for photos[1] [2] SDoun is a R&B singer that could’ve never been. ... Regina Spektor (Russian: ) (born February 18, 1980) is a Soviet-born American singer-songwriter and pianist. ...

Board of Trustees (as of 2006)

  • David A. Rahm (Chairman)
  • Robert Sirota (President)
  • Alan M. Ades
  • Betty Allen
  • Nancy Terner Behrman
  • Harold M. Chumaceiro
  • Carla Bossi Comelli
  • Marta Istomin
  • Edward Lowenthal
  • William R. Miller
  • The Honorable Richard Owen
  • Robert G. Simon
  • Patrick N.W. Turner
  • Gordon K. Greenfield (Emeritus)
  • Paul Martinson (Emeritus)

2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marta Casals Istomin (born 1937 in Humacao, Puerto Rico), is the former president of Manhattan School of Music. ... William Read Miller (23 November 1823 - 29 November 1887) was a Democratic Governor of the State of Arkansas. ... Sir Richard Owen KCB (July 20, 1804–December 18, 1892) was an English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. ...

See also

A music school or conservatoire (British English) — also known as a conservatory (American English) or a conservatorium (Australian English) — is an institution dedicated to teaching the art of music, including the playing of musical instruments, musical composition, musicianship, music history, and music theory. ...

External links

  • Official Web Page
  • World Music Central's guide to Music Schools. This guide centers on music schools that teach world music and roots music in general.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Manhattan School of Music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (510 words)
The Manhattan School of Music is a preeminent music conservatory located in New York City that offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition.
Founded in 1917, the school is located on Claremont Avenue in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City, adjacent to the campus of Columbia University, where it has been since 1969.
The School was founded in 1917–1918 by Janet D. Schenck, pianist and philanthropist, as the Neighborhood Music School.
Manhattan School of Music - definition of Manhattan School of Music in Encyclopedia (168 words)
The Manhattan School of Music is a college which offers programs leading to the bachelor of music degree, and graduate study at both the masters and doctorate level.
The school is located in the Morningside Heights are of New York City, adjacent to the campus of Columbia University, where it has been since 1969.
The school is a well known music conservatory, training musicians at the highest level for professional careers, and also has programs for members of its local community.
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