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Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music

The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is a music conservatory located on the Upper West Side of New York City. The school offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz 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.

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%.

 

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Manhattan School of Music Tuition and Fees

An invoice for each returning student of the Precollege Division will be sent out well in advance of the beginning of each semester. Payment in full is due on August 9, 2011 for the fall semester and January 13, 2012 for the spring semester. Newly admitted students will be billed at the time of registration, and payment will be due before lessons and classes commence. In certain cases, students requesting a college faculty member as their primary or secondary teacher will be assessed a surcharge.

Registration and application fees are nonrefundable.

For further information on the Office of Student Accounts hours and contact information, please visit:  http://www.msmnyc.edu/admin/bursar/default.asp

Precollege General Fees 2011–2012
*Information on this page updated on February 17, 2011

Application Fees:
$65
Late Application Fee:
$50
Reservation Deposit (all students):
$500
Registration Fee:
$75
Late Payment Fee
$100
Deferred Payment Fee:
$50
Graduation Fee:
$100
Student ID Replacement Fee:
$40

Tuition Includes:

  1. Private lesson
  2. Music Theory Classes (Required)
  3. Ear Training Classes for Classical Majors OR Jazz History/Styles/Analysis or Ear Training Classes for Jazz Majors (Required)
  4. One Large or One Small Ensemble (only pianists can participate in a chamber music group as part of their small or large ensemble included in the tuition)
  5. Performance opportunities made available through the Precollege Division

The Precollege Division is a full year program, billed on a semester basis:

Please note: There will be a $750 surcharge per semester for 60-minute lessons with college teachers and a $500 surcharge per semester for 40-minute lessons with college teachers.

Precollege 2011–2012 Tuition & Fees

Primary Instrument

15 weeks (Fall Semester)

Tuition with 60Minute Private Lesson
$3,800
Tuition with 40-Minute Private Lesson
$3,210

15 weeks (Spring Semester)

Tuition with 60Minute Private Lesson
$3,800
Tuition with 40-Minute Private Lesson
$3,210

30 weeks (full year)

Tuition with 60-Minute Private Lesson
$7,600
Tuition with 40-Minute Private Lesson
$6,420

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Secondary Instrument

15 weeks (Fall Semester)

Secondary Instrument — 60 Minutes
$1,435
Secondary Instrument — 40 Minutes
$1,125

15 weeks (Spring Semester)

Secondary Instrument — 60 Minutes
$1,435
Secondary Instrument — 40 Minutes
$1,125

30 weeks (full year)

Secondary Instrument — 60 Minutes
$2,870
Secondary Instrument — 40 Minutes
$2,250

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Additional Primary Instrument (Double Major)

15 weeks (Fall Semester)

Additional Primary Instrument — 60 Minutes
$1,690
Additional Primary Instrument — 40 Minutes
$1,265

15 weeks (Spring Semester)

Additional Primary Instrument — 60 Minutes
$1,690
Additional Primary Instrument — 40 Minutes
$1,265

30 weeks (full year)

Additional Primary Instrument — 60 Minutes
$3,380
Additional Primary Instrument — 40 Minutes
$2,530

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Electives
(Price quoted is for one semester)

Acting for Singers
$325
AP Theory Preparation
$220
Brass Quintet
$325
Chamber Music Ensemble
$325
CHORUS
Youth Chorus/Manhattan Chorale/Senior Select Chorus
$325
Composition Workshop
$220
Conducting Class
$325
Double Bass Ensemble
$325
Film Scoring
$220
Flute Ensemble
$325
French Horn Ensemble
$325
Harp Ensemble
$325
History of Jazz Piano
$325
Jazz Big Band (By Audition)
$500
Jazz Combo / Improv (By Audition)
$500
Jazz History Styles Analysis
$220
Jazz Improvisation for Non-Majors
$325
Jazz Keyboard Harmony
$325
Music History
$220
Opera Workshop/Musical Theatre Workshop
$650
ORCHESTRA
Concert Orchestra
$375
Repertory / Symphony/Philharmonic Orchestra
$650
Percussion Ensemble
$500
Piano Lab (Non-Piano Majors)
$220
Piano Literature
$325
Saxophone Ensemble
$325
Two-Piano Ensemble
$325
Vocal Accompanying
$325
Woodwind Ensemble
$325

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Deferred Payment Plan
A deferred payment plan is available for those unable to meet the regular method of payment. The payment due dates for 2011–2012 are August 9, 2011 and October 7, 2011 for the fall semester and January 13, 2012 and March 9, 2012 for the spring semester. A late payment fee will be assessed for each scheduled payment that is missed.

Monthly Payment Plan
This plan is administered by the Academic Management Services Corp (AMS), which offers a low-cost schedule of payments over 9 months. The monthly schedule for the 2011–2012 school year runs from July 1, 2011 through March 1, 2012 and there is a $55 enrollment fee. The contract amount must cover the fall and spring tuition and fees. Contact AMS at 1-800-635-0120 or at their Web site (www.amsweb.com).

Refund Policy
If it is necessary for a student to withdraw completely from the Precollege Division or from an individual course carrying an additional charge, the Precollege Administration must be notified in writing. The date on which written notification is received by the Precollege Office will be considered the date of the student’s withdrawal. Students withdrawing from the Precollege Division after the first day of classes are still responsible to pay for fees and a portion of the tuition. Students on scholarship will receive a prorated amount of scholarship based on their withdrawal date.

The tuition due will be based on the following schedule. As well, students will receive a portion of their allocated scholarship based on the following schedule:

20% – weeks 1& 2
30% – week 3
40% – week 4
50% – week 5
60% – week 6
70% – week 7

No refunds will be made after the seventh week. The $500 required reservation deposit for students is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

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Manhattan School of Music Academics

Classical Majors

Jazz Majors

Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program

 

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