Statement of Accreditation Status
Manhattan School of Music
- CEO: Dr. James Gandre, President
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Joyce Griggs
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools » Four-year, very small, highly residential
- Control: Private (Non-Profit)
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 1956
- Last Reaffirmation: 2018
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027
- January 4, 2021
To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the New York State Education Department (NYSED). To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
- April 16, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
- June 21, 2018
To reaffirm accreditation. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Mid-Point Peer Review in 2023, the institution provide further evidence of (1) the periodic assessment of the effectiveness of all institutional policies and procedures and the manner in which they are implemented (Standard II); (2) that faculty and/or other appropriate professionals are regularly and equitably reviewed and provided with opportunities, resources and support for professional growth and innovation (Standard III); (3) the development and implementation of organized and systematic assessments that evaluate the extent of student achievement (Standard V); and (4) a clearly articulated and transparent governance structure that outlines roles, responsibilities, and accountability for decision-making by each constituency (Standard VII). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
- June 23, 2016
To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
- June 25, 2015
To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2016, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures, to improve institutional effectiveness, with evidence and clear linkages that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and the allocation of resources (Standard 7) and institutional and program-level student learning assessment results and their use for improvement, planning, resource allocation, and decision-making (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
- November 21, 2013
To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2015, documenting the further implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process, including direct measures, to improve institutional effectiveness, with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and the allocation of resources (Standard 7) and institutional and program-level student learning assessment results and their use for improvement, planning, resource allocation and decision making (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
- Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
- Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method
Approved Credential Levels
The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:
- Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) Included within the scope
- Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
- Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope
- Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
- Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope
- Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope