• Mannes Prep Hero_16x9

    Mannes Prep

  • Mannes Prep combines a warm and supportive atmosphere with thorough pre-professional training. Our continuing personal interest in the musical growth of each student is central to the spirit of Mannes.

    Mannes Prep welcomes students ages 4-18 (pre-K through high school) at all levels, from absolute beginners through advanced students aspiring to professional careers. Each student's curriculum is individually tailored to include age- and level-appropriate class and ensemble assignments. Under the direction of a faculty dedicated to creating a feeling of community, students learn to encourage one another to reach their full potential.

    Our course of study, designed as a full school year (fall and spring terms), is built on three key elements:

    • Private lessons with our distinguished faculty
    • Theory and ear training classes in Mannes’ state-of-the-art facilities
    • Performance opportunities in our orchestras, choruses, and many smaller chamber ensembles

    Students also have the opportunity to pursue exciting electives including chamber music, composition, film scoring, electronic music, conducting, music history, world music, jazz ensemble, and more.

    Mannes Prep’s approach to music reflects the curriculum of its celebrated home — Mannes School of Music at The New School — with its 102-year history of cultivating talent and innovation. All students in our community apply and audition, so that Mannes Prep’s education experts can get to know them and tailor their musical studies. 

    Program for the Very Young

    Ages 4–6
    Learn More

    Junior Program

    Grades 1–4
    Learn More

    Pre-Senior Program

    Grades 5–8
    Learn More

    Senior Program

    Grades 9–12
    Learn More

    Summer Chamber Intensive

    Grades 2-12
    Learn More

    New: Summer Jazz Intensive

    Grades 7-12
    Learn More

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

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.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Close