• Academics

    Our curriculum breathes life into the conservatory education.

    We know the 21st century demands more than technical mastery. That’s why we combine a strong foundation of academic and artistic rigor with a rich variety of entrepreneurial and experiential opportunities, supported throughout our curriculum.


    Full-time, four years
    Bachelor of Music
    Bachelor of Science
    Undergraduate diploma


    Full-time, two years
    Master of Music
    Professional Studies Diploma

    Training That Matches Your Passion

    Mannes students receive unparalleled training through valuable relationships with world-class performing faculty and through Mannes’ rich academic tradition in theoretical and aural skills. Private instruction is fully integrated into each course of study.

    A Community of Artists

    Mannes' move in 2015 into newly designed facilities means we will be situated in Arnhold Hall, along with Jazz and Drama; within The New School, along with Parsons; within Greenwich Village, the center of downtown experimental music; and within New York, one of the great world centers of Art and Music.  

    Serving the Community

    We offer training and cutting-edge programs for every age and level. Mannes Prep offers pre-college music training for children 4-18 at every level. Mannes Next offers intensive music training for adults.