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Offline jnyl

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Manhattan School of Music
« on: January 29, 2013, 08:21:49 AM »
Hi,

Does anyone know about the acceptance rate for Manhattan School of Music and the chances of getting a scholarship from them for undergraduate studies?

I've been shortlisted to attend a live audition in NYC but I live in Asia, so I'm thinking whether it's worthwhile to make a trip down as I have to rush for another audition after that.

I've got an offer from RCM (without scholarship) and Birmingham Conservatoire (with scholarship), do I have a chance at MSM?

It would be great if anyone could provide details of RCM and BC too! Thank you!

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Re: Manhattan School of Music
«Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 01:44:03 AM »
Hi,

Does anyone know about the acceptance rate for Manhattan School of Music and the chances of getting a scholarship from them for undergraduate studies?

I've been shortlisted to attend a live audition in NYC but I live in Asia, so I'm thinking whether it's worthwhile to make a trip down as I have to rush for another audition after that.

I've got an offer from RCM (without scholarship) and Birmingham Conservatoire (with scholarship), do I have a chance at MSM?

It would be great if anyone could provide details of RCM and BC too! Thank you!

It's like 40% but it's a shame that there's no information on the individual departments acceptance rate.
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Re: Manhattan School of Music
«Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 11:51:34 AM »
Yes indeed. Thanks for the response!

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Re: Manhattan School of Music
«Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 12:33:20 PM »
It's like 40% but it's a shame that there's no information on the individual departments acceptance rate.
Is that something they do these days?  What exactly does it mean and how can a prospective
Candidate use it to his benefit.  40 % means they accept 40% of who they audition?

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Re: Manhattan School of Music
«Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 12:48:22 PM »
Is that something they do these days?  What exactly does it mean and how can a prospective
Candidate use it to his benefit.  40 % means they accept 40% of who they audition?

Here are several links on the issue:
http://www.parchment.com/c/college/college-733-Manhattan-School-of-Music.html
http://www.collegedata.com/cs/data/college/college_pg02_tmpl.jhtml?schoolId=152
http://colleges.findthebest.com/q/2836/36/What-is-the-acceptance-rate-for-Manhattan-School-of-Music-in-New-York-New-York
If the info is up-to-date, then from the third link it's clear that while 866 people applied for admissions, 355 people were admitted and 439 were enrolled (I wonder how that works). The overall acceptance rate is 41%, which is 29% lower than the average for all Colleges and Universities. The second links calls the entrance rate "very difficult".

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Re: Manhattan School of Music
«Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 03:33:06 PM »
Very interesting!  I can't believe the tuition!!!  When I went to MSM it was 4,000$ a year!  It was a cinch to go to school-  What with a little scholarship, financial aid, student loans (that I took a trip to Europe with!) gigs around town, getting a degree was pure fun!  It's really changed a lot...

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Re: Manhattan School of Music
«Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 02:34:52 AM »
Very interesting!  I can't believe the tuition!!!  When I went to MSM it was 4,000$ a year!  It was a cinch to go to school-  What with a little scholarship, financial aid, student loans (that I took a trip to Europe with!) gigs around town, getting a degree was pure fun!  It's really changed a lot...

May I know how long ago was it and if there were many performance and student exchange opportunities? Do you think MSM would be better now in terms of academic? :)

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Re: Manhattan School of Music
«Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 05:34:56 AM »
About 35 years ago.  I have no idea how it is now.  At the time there was an office run by a very innovating fellow named richard something, who found gigs around town ranging from mental institutions to high society parties.   They had the usual concerto competition and there was also quite a bit of financial aid. (Though it did help that i worked  in the office on a financial aid grant.) accademics were alright.  Balsam, keene, graffman, and lewenthal were some of the better known teachers.  They had a good voice department and opportunities for accompanying.
But like i said, this was 35 years ago and a lot can change...

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Re: Manhattan School of Music
«Reply #8 on: February 24, 2013, 12:07:31 PM »
I see! Thank you! Didn't know Graffman was one of the teachers there! Thought he has always been teaching at Curtis!

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Re: Manhattan School of Music
«Reply #9 on: February 24, 2013, 04:58:18 PM »
Whoa there!  We're talking years and years ago.  He's undoubtedly graduated to curtis since then.