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        New York, NY 10011
        212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

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      This year, all auditions for spring entry will be held through video recording upload. Recorded video auditions may be submitted at any point during the application process, but for priority review they must be submitted no later than the dates listed below.

      Spring 2022: November 1, 2021
      Fall 2022: February 1, 2022

      We expect that the live auditions will take place for fall entry in February and March at our New York campus, as long as safety guidelines permit. Applicants will be invited to schedule audition times once their applications have been received. Audition scheduling typically opens in late December. Students who are unable to attend live auditions may submit video recordings. 

      Applicants submitting video auditions will upload recordings through The New School’s online Application Center. It is not necessary to submit a professionally produced video, but the sound quality should be of high quality. We strongly recommend the use of an external microphone. Applicants should also ensure that proper lighting is used and that the camera shows full range of movement and use of instrument (if applicable).

      Once your application and audition upload is complete, you’ll be invited to schedule an online video conference interview. Interviews are ten minutes and are intended to help us to get to know one another better. There’s nothing specific you need to prepare.

      For specific program audition requirements, see our Graduate Audition Requirements or Undergraduate Audition Requirements page.

      Mannes emphasizes the performance of music of our time. One of the required major solo works for the graduate audition is a contemporary work composed since 1970. Alternatively, an additional solo work may be performed that meets this requirement. This may be a standard contemporary work, a lesser-known work, or an original composition or arrangement by the auditionee.

      Note: If you are unfamiliar with contemporary repertoire, please email us at to discuss how you can still have a successful audition at Mannes.

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