• Mannes School of Music

    A different kind of conservatory

    Mannes student performing Robert Ashley's Dust

    Immerse yourself in groundbreaking collaborations.

    Supercollider Class with Elliot Cole

    Train with trail-blazing faculty.

  • Carnegie Bass

    Discover a creative learning environment in which technical mastery is only the beginning.

    At Mannes School of Music, we've transformed the traditional music conservatory by integrating rigorous classical training with boundary-pushing performance experiences and opportunities to collaborate across disciplines. Mentored by world-class artists and educators, Mannes students imbibe an entrepreneurial outlook and prepare to chart their own course in today's ever-evolving music landscape. While some Mannes graduates work in the world's premier orchestras, ensembles and opera houses, others launch their own solo or collaborative enterprises, making their unique impact felt as innovative music makers, business leaders, scholars and educators.

  • Music Theater Lab
  • Missy Mazzoli commissioned by the Met

    For the first time in its history, the Metropolitan Opera is commissioning operas by women. The company has asked Mannes composition faculty Missy Mazzoli to write an opera based on George Saunder's novel "Lincoln in the Bardo."

  • Our Distinguished Faculty

    Many of the finest musicians and artists of the 21st century come together at Mannes to mentor and guide the next generation of great musicians.

  • Our Community

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    Undergraduates

    To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

    Undergraduate Adult Learners

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    Graduates

    To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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