Manhattan School of Music
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Manhattan School of Music is a 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. It is one of the premiere music conservatories in the world and features a faculty of 275 and over 800 students from 40 countries. In addition to this, the school also has a pre-college division which trains over 500 gifted young students during the academic year and the summer.
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.