Manhattan School of Music launched its groundbreaking Distance Learning program in 1996, the first of its kind at a major conservatory. Since then, using state-of-the-art interactive videoconference technology to enhance MSM students' curriculum, we have also developed programs to connect students, educators and distinguished artists around the globe. Additionally, our live webstreamed concerts and master classes, featuring MSM student ensembles and acclaimed faculty, now attract a worldwide audience.

MSM Distance Learning's award-winning programs, including the Global Conservatory for higher education, and Music Bridges for K-12 & Community audiences, offer master classes, private instruction, and seminars for music students and educators; standards-based classical and jazz programs for K-12; and a variety of selections for lifelong learners. Our Equipment Loaner Program, if needed, can enable your school or community center to participate in all of them.

See what MSM's Distance Learning can offer you!

Pinchas Zukerman
MSM's Live Inaugural Webcast
Kimball Sykes, Clarinet
Manhattan on the Rideau to Canada's National Arts Centre
Thomas Hampson
Voice Master Class & Live Webcast (2015)
Michael Cabe
Journey Through Jazz to Pierce, NE
Sarah Willis, French Horn
Orchestral Clinic from the Berlin Philharmonic
"The value of videoconferencing for teaching is obvious. If I can't physically be there, at least students can get something of value from comments and examples I might provide. There is also the dramatic effect of the medium itself which has positive inspirational value...."
Artistic Director of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music; Violinist, Violist, Conductor
Timothy Kain, Guitar
Tri-College Guitar Series, from Australia National University
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin
Master Class from Canada's National Arts Centre
Thomas Hampson
Instrumental Coaching & Webcast (2010)
Dave Liebman, Jazz Saxophone
Manhattan on the Rideau Jazz Series to Canada's National Arts Centre
Justin DiCioccio, Jazz Drums
Coaching to Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Tri-College Guitar Series
Australia National University, Eastman School of Music
John Riley, Jazz Drums
Clinic to Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland
James Rodgers
Choral Coaching to Prattsburgh, NY
2015 Thomas Hampson Voice Masterclass
Q & A with Online Audience
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Thomas Hampson
Master Class to the Curtis Institute of Music
Daniel Andai, Violin (Miami Symphony)
William Hestand, Bassoon (Cleveland Orchestra)
from New World Symphony and Cleveland Institute of Music
Kenny Barron, Jazz Piano
Manhattan on the Rideau Jazz Series to Canada's National Arts Centre
Recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award
(4th consecutive year)

Anthony McGill, Clarinet 

to the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna in Vienna, Austria

Daniel Epstein, Piano

to the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland

William Short, Bassoon

to the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna in Vienna, Austria

Dave Taylor, Jazz Trombone

to the Amsterdam Conservatory in Amsterdam, Netherlands

David Geber, Chamber Music

to the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark

Erja Joukamo-Ampuja, Horn

from the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland

Ethan Bensdorf, Trumpet

to the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark

Eva Hess-Thaysen, voice

from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, in Copenhagen, Denmark

Gareth Davies, Flute

from the London Symphony Orchestra

Ilja Reijngoud, Jazz Trombone

from the Amsterdam Conservatory in Amsterdam, Netherlands

JoAnn Turovsky, Harp

from the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California

Kyle Turner, Tuba

to the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California

Linda Chesis, Flute

to the Amsterdam Conservatory in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Marieke Schneeman, Flute

from the Amsterdam Conservatory in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Michelle Baker, Horn

to the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland

Niklas Pokki, Piano

from the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland

Nikolaj Viltoft, Trumpet

from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark

Nobuko Imai, Viola

from the Amsterdam Conservatory in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Paul Coletti, Viola

from the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California

Norm Pearson, Tuba

from the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California

Ranier K├╝chl, Concertmaster

from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna in Vienna, Austria

Rob van Bavel, Jazz Piano

from the Amsterdam Conservatory in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ruth Golden, Voice

to the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark

Samuel Rhodes, Viola

to the Amsterdam Conservatory in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sheryl Staples, Violin

to the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California

Stepan Turnovsky, Bassoon

from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna in Vienna, Austria

Susan Jolles, Harp

to the Colburn School in Los Angeles, California

Theo Bleckmann, Jazz Voice

to the Amsterdam Conservatory in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tim Frederiksen, Chamber Music

from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark