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!

Timothy Kain, Guitar
Tri-College Guitar Series, from Australia National University
Thomas Hampson
Voice Master Class & Live Webcast (2015)
James Rodgers
Choral Coaching to Prattsburgh, NY
Thomas Hampson
Instrumental Coaching & Webcast (2010)
Kenny Barron, Jazz Piano
Manhattan on the Rideau Jazz Series to Canada's National Arts Centre
2015 Thomas Hampson Voice Masterclass
Q & A with Online Audience
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Pinchas Zukerman
MSM's Live Inaugural Webcast
Tri-College Guitar Series
Australia National University, Eastman School of Music
Daniel Andai, Violin (Miami Symphony)
William Hestand, Bassoon (Cleveland Orchestra)
from New World Symphony and Cleveland Institute of Music
Michael Cabe
Journey Through Jazz to Pierce, NE
Dave Liebman, Jazz Saxophone
Manhattan on the Rideau Jazz Series to Canada's National Arts Centre
Thomas Hampson
Master Class to the Curtis Institute of Music
John Riley, Jazz Drums
Clinic to Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland
Kimball Sykes, Clarinet
Manhattan on the Rideau to Canada's National Arts Centre
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin
Master Class from Canada's National Arts Centre
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
Justin DiCioccio, Jazz Drums
Coaching to Shanghai Conservatory of Music
Recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award
(4th consecutive year)
Linda Chesis, Flute
To the Sibelius Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki
Mischa Elman Studio
December 15th at 10:00am
Martti Rousi, Cello
From the Sibelius Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki
Mischa Elman Studio
January 19th at 10:00am
Julia Lichten, Cello
To the Sibelius Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki
Mischa Elman Studio
January 24th at 10:00am
Christopher Millard, Woodwinds
from Canada's National Arts Centre
Miller Recital Hall
January 26th at 10:00am
Nicholas Mann, Chamber Music
To the Royal Danish Academy of Music
Mischa Elman Studio
February 14th at 10:00am
Tim Frederiksen, Chamber Music
From the Royal Danish Academy of Music
Mischa Elman Studio
February 21st at 10:00am
Thomas Hampson, Voice
10th Anniversary Master Class and Live Webcast
Miller Recital Hall
March 15th at 4:00pm