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  • Prepare for Your Mannes Degree with ESL + Music

    The ESL + Music program is designed to help students develop their English language skills before beginning a degree or diploma program at Mannes. Students study music with members of the Mannes faculty while improving their English language skills in order to qualify for degree programs.

    Program Features

    • Private music lessons with a Mannes faculty member
    • Intensive English language study — speaking and listening, grammar, reading, and academic writing
    • Language-based Techniques of Music courses and performance seminars
    • F1 student visa eligibility based on full-time student status

    The ESL + Music program fulfills the English language proficiency requirement for beginning study at Mannes. Most students take one or two semesters of ESL + Music before beginning their degree. 

    ESL + Music students are eligible to live in university housing and have access to other services and academic resources at The New School, including health services, an email account, practice rooms, library and computing services, tutoring, and free admission to Mannes concerts and recitals and other university events.

    2019-2020 ESL + Music Program Details

    Program Fees and Session Dates

    Fall 2019 Session

    Program Cost: $8,175
    Session Dates: September 4-December 5, 2019 

    Spring 2020 Session 

    Program Cost: $8,175
    Welcome Workshop: January 22-23, 2020 
    Session Dates: January 27-April 28, 2020 

    Tuition Deposit

    Submit your tuition deposit as soon as possible at to confirm your intention to enroll.

    Students are encouraged to confirm attendance as soon as possible so that they can begin the F1 visa/I-20 application process.

    Fees and tuition are due before the start of ESL + Music coursework.

    Housing application forms and fees are separate. Qualified students will be given information about applying for student housing.

  • 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

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