• Mannes welcomes all who wish to pursue music for their own self-improvement and enjoyment.

    Play or sing in one of our large performing ensembles. You’ll join a community of like-minded musicians with a range of abilities and levels of experience.

    New School Chorus at Mannes

    The New School Chorus is an exciting ensemble open to members from the entire New School and greater New York City community. The chorus fosters joyful communal singing and offers participants a chance to explore a range of music and singing styles from around the world—everything from Western choral masterpieces to eastern European folk singing, classic American jazz and popular song to traditional music. In rehearsals, members perform both written works and music learned by ear using a fun and educational approach to exploring the sonic possibilities of the human voice.

    The chorus engages with the school and city community as much as possible in performances and other forms of outreach throughout the year.

    Chorus rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street.

    To register for the New School Chorus, please use the links and course numbers below or call the Registrar at 212.229.5620.

    Alumni and NYC Community Members (noncredit only)

    Please visit the Open Campus registration page, search for "Chorus," and enroll in CAPR 0551A CRN 5592.

    * There is a participation fee for non-credit members

    Faculty, Staff, and Administration

    Please visit Human Resources, at 80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor, to apply for the Tuition Waiver Plan. Once your application has been reviewed, HR will be in contact with you to complete registration.

    Matriculated New School Students (for-credit only)

    Please log in to your my.newschool.edu account and register for CRN 5592 CAPR 0551 A.

    Questions? Please contact communityorchestra@newschool.edu

    Concerts

    • Tuesday, Dec. 11, Fall concert
    • Tuesday, April 30, Spring concert 

    New School Community Orchestra

    The New School Community Orchestra enables students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni, together with individuals from the larger NYC community, to grow together in music, collaborating with world-class conductors and performing repertoire from a range of musical periods and styles. Participants come together to hone their skills, network with like-minded musicians, build lasting friendships, and perform throughout the year. Orchestral instrumenatalists with various backgrounds are welcome.

    The orchestra meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the University Center (63 Fifth Avenue) in Tishman Auditorium, room U100.

    If you're interested in joining the Community Orchestra for the 2017-2018 season, please register using the pnks and course numbers below or call the Registrar at 212.229.5620.

    Alumni and NYC Community Members (noncredit only)

    Please visit the Open Campus registration page, search "Community Orchestra" and enroll in CRN 5591 CAPR 0550 A.

    * There is a participation fee for non-credit members. 

    Faculty, Staff, and Administration
    Please visit Human Resources 80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor to apply for the Tuition Waiver Plan. Once your application has been reviewed, HR will be in contact with you to complete registration.

    Matriculated New School Students (for-credit only)

    Please log in to your my.newschool.edu account and register for CRN 4212 CAPR 1050 (undergraduate) or CRN 5591 CAPR 0550 A (graduate)

    Questions? Please contact Communityorchestra@newschool.edu

    Schedule

    August 29 - 7:30pm Meet and Greet in Tishman Auditorium (bring your instrument)
    October 17 - Concert I  Nell Flanders, conductor
    December 12 - Concert II Ian Shafer, conductor
    February 20 - Concert III   conductor TBA
    April 3 - Concert IV   conductor TBA
    May 8 - Concert V   conductor TBA

    Music Classes

    Mannes offers music instruction to adults through our continuing education school at Open Campus and at Mannes Prep for pre-college students.

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact

    College of Performing Arts
    Welcome Center | Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
    performingarts@newschool.edu

     

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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