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About Mannes

Founded in 1916 by David Mannes and Clara Damrosch Mannes as a community music school, Mannes has grown into a world-class conservatory, training and nurturing classical musicians of all ages. More...

Academic Programs

The College Division, the institutional core of Mannes, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and diplomas. The college attracts students from around the world to study at the highest level.

The Preparatory Division educates children from age 4 to young adults preparing for college, while the Extension Division serves adult students of diverse levels — from beginners to professionals — and offers the Mannes Extension diploma.

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