The Extension Division welcomes all who wish to pursue music for their own self-improvement and enjoyment—from adult beginners seeking musical outlets to working professionals seeking to refine their musical skills or develop new ones.
We offer continuing education courses in instrumental and vocal performance, composition, theory, music history, early music, opera, music technology, and career development.
The Extension Division offers the Mannes Extension Diploma, an undergraduate diploma curriculum for students who wish to build skills in music before auditioning for a conservatory or university degree program.
This program is designed for international students interested in improving their skills in English language while studying music. The ESL+M Certificate is ideal for students planning to enroll in a music degree program with an English language proficiency requirement.