New York College of Music

Carl Hein and August Fraemke and NY College of Music Building

American conservatory of music located in Manhattan that flourished from 1878 to 1968.

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Jerome Kern in 1934

Jerome Kern

American composer of musical theatre and popular music.

American composer of musical theatre and popular music.

Jerome Kern in 1934
Angela Lansbury sings "How'd you like to spoon with me?" in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
Jerome Kern in 1918
Sheet music from Oh Boy!
Sheet music from Oh, Lady! Lady!!
Marilyn Miller, the star of Sally
Oscar Hammerstein II, one of Kern's chief collaborators
1951 film version of Kern and Hammerstein's Show Boat
Lena Horne sings "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" in Till the Clouds Roll By.

His father relented, and later in 1902, Kern became a student at the New York College of Music, studying the piano under Alexander Lambert and Paolo Gallico, and harmony under Dr. Austin Pierce.

Map of Canaan

Vittorio Rieti

Jewish-Italian-American composer.

Jewish-Italian-American composer.

Map of Canaan

He taught at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore (1948–49), Chicago Musical College (1950–54), Queens College, New York (1958–60), and New York College of Music (1960–64).

Portrait of Strauss by Max Liebermann (1918)

Richard Strauss

German composer, conductor, pianist, and violinist.

German composer, conductor, pianist, and violinist.

Portrait of Strauss by Max Liebermann (1918)
Strauss aged 22
Pauline de Ahna Strauss, c. 1900
Strauss villa at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Built 1906. Architect: Emanuel Seidl.
Strauss, portrait by Fritz Erler, 1898
Strauss with his wife and son, 1910
Strauss was on the cover of TIME in 1927 and (here) 1938.
Strauss at Garmisch in 1938
Richard Strauss engraved by Ferdinand Schmutzer (1922)
Richard Strauss
Stamp issued in 1954
Strauss conducting (c. 1900)
Star on the Walk of Fame, Vienna

1932, New York College of Music Medal.

Manilow performing live in 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Barry Manilow

American singer and songwriter with a career that spans seven decades.

American singer and songwriter with a career that spans seven decades.

Manilow performing live in 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Manilow in 1979
Manilow live in 2008 during a 1960s sketch
Manilow at the piano, live in 2008
Manilow live in 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center
Manilow, accompanied by long-time friend Linda Allen at the premiere of The Rose (starring Bette Midler), November 7, 1979

He enrolled in the City College of New York, where he briefly studied before entering the New York College of Music.

William James Henderson circa 1910

William James Henderson

American musical critic and scholar.

American musical critic and scholar.

William James Henderson circa 1910

Henderson's perspicacity as a musical reviewer and evaluator was recognised when he was appointed lecturer on musical history in the New York College of Music.

Coleman in 1996

Cy Coleman

American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist.

American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist.

Coleman in 1996
Cy Coleman with playwright Neil Simon (right) during a rehearsal in 1982

Coleman studied at New York's The High School of Music & Art and the New York College of Music, graduating in 1948.

Taylor at the Moers Festival, 2008

Cecil Taylor

American pianist and poet.

American pianist and poet.

Taylor at the Moers Festival, 2008
Cecil Taylor, Buffalo, NY
At the Moers Festival, 2008

He began playing piano at age six and went on to study at the New York College of Music and New England Conservatory in Boston.

Lil Hardin Armstrong

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer, and bandleader.

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer, and bandleader.

Armstrong's grave (top row, third from left) at Lincoln Cemetery

She later studied at the New York College of Music, where she earned a post-graduate diploma in 1929.

Claude Champagne (left) and Wilfrid Pelletier (right) at the opening of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal in 1943.

Wilfrid Pelletier

Canadian conductor, pianist, composer, and arts administrator.

Canadian conductor, pianist, composer, and arts administrator.

Claude Champagne (left) and Wilfrid Pelletier (right) at the opening of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal in 1943.

In 1959 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from the New York College of Music.

McLean at the 1976 North Sea Jazz Festival

René McLean

Hard bop saxophonist and flutist.

Hard bop saxophonist and flutist.

McLean at the 1976 North Sea Jazz Festival

He later studied music at New York College of Music and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.