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    Performance & Work

  • Students at Mannes combine classical conservatory training and progressive approaches to music development. Whether performing at cultural institutions around New York City like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall or creating original works, students and faculty can draw on their rigorous, cross-discipline training to create groundbreaking work.

    Explore student and faculty work, learning opportunities, and upcoming performances.

  • Performance & Learning Opportunities

    A cornerstone of the Mannes curriculum is the unique performance and making experiences that happen outside of the traditional conservatory training. At Mannes, you can collaborate with students from a variety of disciplines in the arts and beyond, and work with industry-leading partners throughout New York City, to hone your skills as a 21st-century artist.

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    Orchestra and Dancers
    New Music Mannes

    Take the Stage in New York City.

    Find yourself performing at Lincoln Center or Carnegie Hall, apprenticing with members of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, joining the Martha Graham Dance Company in performances at NY City Center, or taking part in New York's avant garde opera scene through one of Mannes's cutting-edge productions. Experience first-hand what it's like to be a working musician in one of the most vibrant music scenes in the world.

    Experiment. Collaborate. Perform.

    Don't just learn how to play your instrument, learn how to perform. Develop your talent alongside peers from the College of Performing Arts, Parsons, and across The New School to create multi-disciplinary projects with theater directors, designers, and media students. Record an album with jazz students. Improvise on your instrument along with actors. You'll never run out of opportunities to grow and showcase your talent in new and original ways.

    Chart Your Own Course.

    Today's artists do more than one thing. Performers are composers, composers are improvisers, and musicians are activists. At Mannes, you can develop your artistry through a curriculum that goes beyond that of the traditional conservatory. In courses like The Stone Workshops, Improv Artists Lab, and The Digital Revolution, you'll have the opportunity to play alongside boundary-breaking artists and award-winning faculty members. Take courses that will push you to make music in new and inspired ways.

  • Take The Next Step

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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.