• New Student Application Process

    Download and complete the Mannes Prep Application (PDF).

    New students are admitted to Mannes Prep after passing a faculty audition and a music theory placement test. 

    There is a nonrefundable application fee of $50 for applications received by March 15 and $75 after March 15. Most students enter in the fall semester and enroll for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters). 

    The application deadline for the next fall semester is April 15, and auditions are held on May 30 and 31. Applications received after April 15 will be accepted to the extent possible. Our new online application will be available in mid-January 2015.

    The application deadline for the spring semester has been extended to January 2, with auditions to be scheduled shortly thereafter. (See the academic calendar.) Please note that because the Techniques of Music curriculum and most electives are designed as yearlong courses, course scheduling for students who enter in the spring semester is far less flexible than for those who enter in the fall. We are unable to accept students without prior experience midyear. Beginners should apply for the next fall semester.

    Continuing Students Renewal Process

    Returning students must renew by May 1 to ensure a place for the following year. The Renewal Form is automatically issued by the Prep office and must be returned with the nonrefundable tuition deposit by May 1. Course schedules are emailed to continuing students shortly before the start of classes.

    For more information about the admission or renewal process, please email us at or call 212.580.0210 x4841.

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