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Thursday, November 10

25th Year Anniversary Jam Session
6:30 PM | Pforzheimer Hall
Check out the details here!

Friday, November 11

Open Classes: 9:00 - 4:50 PM | Pick up schedule at the security desk
Class Schedule available here!

Distinguished Alumni Career Panel: 3:00-4:00 PM | The Solomon Gadles Mikowsky Recital Hall
Join us at our Setting the Stage seminar with Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees, Larry Hochman (BM '75) and Kimberly Thomspon (BM '03, Jazz Drumset), who share their expertise and career advice with MSM students. This event is sponsored by the Center for Music Entrepreneurship.
No registration required.

Campus Tour: 4:00-4:45 PM | Meet in the MSM Lobby

Register online here or call Lauren Frankovich at (917) 493-4543. 



5–7:30 PM
Ades Performance Space
$25 per person
$40 per couple

Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in one of MSM's newest and most versatile performance venues. Meet up with old friends, make new ones, and visit with current faculty and staff. 

At 6 PM, we will toast the accomplishments of some of your colleagues during a brief Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation.

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

Larry Hochman (BM '75, Theory)
Tony Award-winning co-orchestrator for The Book of Mormon; Five-time Emmy Award-winner for Nickelodeon's The Wonder Pets!; Has orchestrated for Audra McDonald, Hugh Jackman, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Marvin Hamlisch, Mandy Patinkin, Betty Buckley, and Sir Paul McCartney

Hyung-Ki Joo (BM '93/MM '99, Piano) 
Pianist, composer, and one half of the duo Igudesman & Joo; Has collaborated with Academy Award-winning composer, Vangelis, and was chosen by Billy Joel, to arrange and record Joel’s solo piano works on Fantasies and Delusions

Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient:
Kimberly Thompson (BM '03, Jazz Drumset) 
Three-time Grammy winner and noted drummer; Has performed with pop icon Beyoncé & fusion guitarist Mike Stern; Hosting house drummer for television show "Late Night w/Seth Meyers” first season; President of female-founded record label ©KTMUSICPRODUCTIONS

We will also honor the 2016 recipients of the MSM Presidential Medal for Distinguished Faculty Service: Patinka Kopec, Christianne Orto, and Kent Tritle

MSM Jazz Orchestra | MILES AHEAD arrangements by Gil Evans
Neidorff-Karpati Hall (formerly Borden Auditorium)
Justin DiCioccio (MM '71), Music Director
Featuring MSM Artist in Residence
Dave Liebman, soprano saxophone 

MSM Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir perform at David Geffen Hall! 

Looking for other things to do around the reunion? Get a chance to see MSM students perform in a concert with pianist Daniil Trifonov and the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center.

Wednesday, Nov 9 | 7:30 PM
Thursday, Nov 10 | 7:30 PM *SPECIAL OFFER for Thursday's performance: 10% off using promo code MSM10
Saturday, Nov 12 | 8 PM

Purchase tickets here!


Lauren Frankovich
Alumni Engagement Officer


“Being back once again (although on a different campus from the E 105th Street)… with gifted young musicians—sharing memories with contemporaries—basking in the brilliance of professors … It was a great day!”

—Rich Gradone

“Thanks so much for organizing the Alumni Reunion. It was a very special evening, and I really enjoyed it.”

—Ana Garcia (MM ’13/ DMA ’18) 

“Bravo for a job well done!!!”

—Deirdre McArdle-Manning