Concert Office

  • The Mannes Concert Office assists students and faculty with all aspects of organizing performances, rehearsals, and recording sessions in the Mannes Concert Hall, in John Goldmark Hall, and, in the case of Mannes' larger ensembles, at outside venues.

    Concert program production, advertising and publicity, and stage and house management are also generated and managed by this office.

    Scheduling a Concert at Mannes

    Individual students can reserve concert hall time for one recital during the school year (September through May). The Concert Office schedules September and October recital dates during the summer months and November through May dates during a designated period each September. Consult our “Guide to Scheduling Concerts” for information about scheduling recitals, printing concert programs, and publicizing performances.

    Download the Student Concert Office Guide to Scheduling Concerts from the website or stop by the Concert Office for a printed copy.

    Erik Bestmann
    Director of Concert Operations
    212.580.0210 x4815

    Note: The Concert Office schedules concert space for students of Mannes College only. Students and faculty of the Preparatory and Extension Divisions should contact the director of their division if they wish to schedule a concert.


    Mannes Concert Hall
    The Concert Hall is located on the second floor. There are seats for 250 people. The hall supports three lighting options: soloist or solo piano, soloist with piano, and ensemble, with additional lighting arrangements possible through a combination of the basic arrangements.

    We can provide two American Steinway D pianos on stage (#991 and #365).

    Concerts can be scheduled weekday evenings (Monday through Friday) at 8:00 p.m. or in one of three time slots on Sunday: 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30 p.m.

    Goldmark Recital Hall
    The Recital Hall is located on the third floor and has a seating capacity of 50 people. The hall offers standard house lighting and a backstage waiting/green room. There are two Steinway B pianos and a French double-manual harpsichord by William Dowd available in Goldmark Hall.

    Concerts can be scheduled for Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m. or in one of three time slots on Sundays: 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30 p.m.