• 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 (see Mannes Admission website for more information).

    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.

    2018-2019 ESL + Music Program Details

    Program Fees and Session Dates

    Summber 2018* Session

    Program Cost: $4,300
    Session Dates: June 11 - August 7
    Welcome Workshop: June 7 - 8 (mandatory)

    Fall 2018 Session

    Program Cost: $7,835
    Session Dates: September 12 - December 11
    Welcome Workshop: September 6 - 7 (mandatory)

    Spring 2019 Session

    Program Cost: $7,835
    Session Dates: January TBD - May TBD
    Welcome Workshop: January TBD (mandatory)

    * Music courses are not available during the summer session.

    Tuition Deposit

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

    Confirmation forms for the summer session must be received by May 1. Students are encouraged to confirm attendance as soon as possible to 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.

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    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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