The ESL + Music Certificate is designed for international students who wish to pursue music study at a conservatory or university in the United States, but need to improve their English language skills or TOEFL score before applying to an
undergraduate or graduate degree program. Students study music with members of the Mannes faculty while improving their English language skills in order to qualify for degree programs. ESL + Music is also an opportunity to adjust to university life in the United States before
beginning an academic program.
ESL + Music is an inclusive program that combines
Students receive a certificate stating the number of hours of study completed in English as a second language after each semester of study. Permanent academic records are kept, and students can obtain a transcript of their courses.
ESL + Music students are eligible to live in university housing and have access to many of the other services and academic resources of The New School, including health services, an email account, practice rooms, library and computing services, tutoring, and free admission to Mannes College concerts, recitals, and other university events.
The ESL + Music program can fulfill the English language requirement for admission to Mannes as an alternative to the TOEFL and other acceptable standardized tests of English (see Mannes Admission website for more information).
Tuition: $6,915 per semester with biweekly private lessons; $7,950 per semester with weekly private lessons
University Services Fee: $80 per semester
Health Services Fee: $325 (students who are not covered by their own medical insurance must also pay The New School’s Student Health Insurance premium each semester)
Fees other than tuition are payable at registration.
Housing application forms and fees are separate. If you are admitted to the program, you will be given information about applying for student housing.
Scholarships are available. Please contact the NEXT office for more information.
Fall Semester: July 15
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: April 15
Mannes NEXT55 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011212.580.0210 x4802Email: email@example.com
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