• - Mannes Opera and Parsons Design Collaborate on Il Postino

    Founded in 1916, Mannes School of Music at The New School seeks to develop citizen artists who engage with the world around them in and through music, in traditional, new, and emergent forms of practice. Our eminent faculty of artists, scholars, and educators of international stature, including active professionals from all areas of the music world foster close, constructive relationships with students and are committed to advancing the creative role of music throughout all aspects of our rapidly changing society.

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    The New School gives you the interdisciplinary tools to create a niche for yourself in 21st-century music. Our university’s immense resources can infuse your music curriculum with elements of design, literature, history, journalism, and more. We encourage you to consider courses offered at Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, and our Bachelor's Program. The results of this university-wide interconnectivity can be seen in the success of our alumni in a range of genres and categories of creative work, both in and outside of music.