Recording Arts

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MSM Recording Arts offers professional audio and video recording, live streaming, and live sound support services for hundreds of MSM concerts, special events, and student recitals each year.

MSM Recording Arts is part of the Orto Center for Distance Learning and Recording Arts. It features a digital multi-track and HD broadcast studio facility capable of recording and livestreaming events in the School’s main performance spaces, including orchestra and jazz ensemble concerts, operas, musical theatre performances, master classes, and student and faculty recitals.

Studio tours, panel discussions, and workshops on recording and recording-related topics such as How to Make the Most Out of Your Recordings and Introduction to Sound Recording for Musicians are offered on an ongoing basis.

Accessing Our Recordings

Manhattan School of Music performances, master classes, and concerts that are recorded each year are now available for listening purposes to the MSM community on The Orto Center for Distance Learning and Recording Arts’ cloud media platform — MSM Mediaspace — at Many performances that are livestreamed can also be accessed on-demand at

MSM Recording Arts maintains the expansive historical audio archive collection of Manhattan School of Music performances recorded since the 1950s. An archival digitization project is currently underway in conjunction with MSM’s Centennial Celebration that will preserve these recordings in a digital format.

Radio Broadcast and Commercial Release

MSM performances recorded by Myers Recording Studio are broadcast regularly on various radio stations, including WQXR and WWFM. MSM’s ongoing partnership with WWFM—The Classical Network—offers the opportunity for select student performances to be broadcast throughout the school year on the station’s program, Celebrating Our Musical Future.

Myers Recording Studio regularly produces recordings for commercial release, including opera and jazz performance recordings released on Albany Records and Jazzheads respectively. In addition, Myers Recording Studio produces a commemorative compilation CD each year featuring the many outstanding performances from MSM student ensembles.

Distance Learning

Recording Arts is part of the Orto Center for Distance Learning and Recording Arts at Manhattan School of Music. In addition to extensive recording services, this department produces interactive educational videoconference programs involving students and faculty members including:

  • Masterclasses
  • Clinics
  • Coaching sessions
  • Private lessons
  • Educational & community outreach
  • Professional development sessions in 46 of the 50 US states and 35 countries with:
    • institutions of higher education
    • K-12 schools
    • community organizations

Recording Arts provides audio support and sound design for all MSM Distance Learning programs

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