Summer Programs

  • Summer Programs

    Mannes produces institutes each summer that focus on a variety of topics and feature world-renowned faculty and performers. Each institute has a different format, employing master classes, performances, lectures, ensembles, and coursework.

    The Beethoven Institute 

    During a week of intensive study, participants in the Mannes Beethoven Institute explore Beethoven's sonatas, piano trios, and string quartets. A distinguished faculty provides students with a mix of private lessons, master classes, lectures, and concerts. Participants perform public concerts at the conclusion of the session.

    Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival

    Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival is an intensive summer institute that features concerts, master classes, ensemble instruction, and career-building workshops. Now in its second season, the festival is hosted by Imani Winds, a Grammy-nominated wind quintet known for its innovative music and educational outreach. For ten days, musicians are mentored and immersed in all aspects of chamber music, honing skills in artistry, communication, and performance. 

    Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance

    Directed by Marc Ponthus, the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance brings together a range of approaches, talents, and experiences during a week and a half of workshops, master classes, lectures, and symposia. Daily concerts feature some of the most important performers, composers, and thinkers working in contemporary music today.

    International Vocal Arts Institute

    Founded by Metropolitan Opera assistant conductor Joan Dornemann and Metropolitan Opera conductor Paul Nadler in 1986, the International Vocal Arts Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding and training the most talented young opera singers around the world. IVAI's diverse activities have included worldwide intensive training programs in Israel, the continental United States, Mexico, France, Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, and China.

    New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes

    The New York Guitar Seminar is a gathering of students, faculty, and guest artists interested in immersing themselves in classical guitar. Seminar activities include master classes, improvisation, composition, arranging classes, pedagogy forums, career development workshops, and performances.

    International Keyboard Institute and Festival

    Founded by Mannes alumnus and faculty member Jerome Rose, the International Keyboard Institute features world-renowned pianists in performance, master classes, and symposia. The IKI is open to pianists of all ages and backgrounds.