• How to Apply

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  • Train for the artistic life you have always wanted. Your creative journey starts here. Apply to the Mannes School of Music and become a master of your craft and the canon as you study alongside award-winning faculty.

    We want to get to know you through your application, to hear your voice and explore your potential as an artist. 

    We recognize that the application process might seem challenging; selecting the right school is an important decision. Our college admission team is available to help you navigate this critical journey and make a choice that will affect your intellectual and creative potential in profound ways.

    Learn how members of the College of Performing Arts community are bringing their innovative approach to creating and learning to our current situation at the CoPA Remote website.

  • If you have questions about how COVID-19 affects you as an applicant or admitted student, please visit our FAQ

  • How to Apply

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    We are here to guide you through the application process. Find instructions about how to apply to Mannes for each area of study, including details about application requirements, important deadlines, and information about the audition process.


  • We understand that pursuing higher education involves a major financial investment. You are about to embark on a creative and academic journey that will pay dividends for years to come. We are committed to working with you to make that journey possible.

  • Find answers to some of the commonly asked questions about applying to Mannes School of Music. Learn more about required admission materials, the audition process, or questions about our campus and programs.

  • Plan a visit to our campus in New York City's Greenwich Village, and see firsthand what it's like to live, study, and play in one of the greatest cities in the world. We host events throughout the year including campus tours, open house days, auditions, and performance days. Performance days are opportunities for current and prospective students, musicians from the community, members of the faculty, and distinguished guest artists to learn and perform together.

  • Have more questions about applying to Mannes? Let us know - we are here to help. Reach out to our admissions team now.

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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

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


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