What's New at MSM

This summer Manhattan School of Music began construction on 28 new practice rooms, 3 new teaching studios, and 2 dance studios for our new musical theatre program. To create the space necessary for these improvements the administrative offices moved into the recently vacated 4th and 5th floors of the Andersen Hall building. Below are a series of photos taken this summer and fall highlighting some of the exciting developments made possible by donor support and the vision of the Board and President Gandre.


The garage beneath Andersen Hall being prepped for construction to make room for 28 new practice rooms!



The revamped space before the installation of the Wenger SoundLok practice room modules.


The practice room modules awaiting wiring.


The Wenger SoundLok door.

The practice room's interior, designed to accommodate a quartet.


Individual state-of-the-art controls for students to record practice sessions and adjust the room's acoustics.


Space being cleared out in the Andersen Hall basement for two new dance studios.


The completion of the installation of the dance studios' sprung floors.


Provost Merryman gets a preview of her new office.


The new hallway connecting Andersen Hall and the main building's 4th floor begins to take shape.


The finished hallway flanked by a new conference room for staff meetings and student council sessions on the right.


The renovation of the cafeteria gets underway.


The newly renovated cafeteria rebranded as the MSM Cafe in August 2016.