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  • Out of an abundance of caution and in the best interests of our students, the university has canceled all on-campus programming through August 2020.

    Grades 2–12

    Program Length: One week, Monday, August 3, through Saturday, August 8, 2020

    Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., with extended hours on Saturday

    Join us for the Summer Chamber Music Intensive, a personalized week-long experience for young musicians. Students are grouped in chamber ensembles and work closely with members of Mannes Prep’s outstanding and inspiring faculty. The intensive features a low student-to-faculty ratio, a nurturing musical community, exciting performance opportunities, and plenty of fun! All students participate in daily chamber coaching, sight-reading classes, master classes and workshops, and jam sessions. The week culminates in a student performance that is open to family, friends, and the public.

    Who: The Chamber Intensive welcomes student applicants in grades 2-12 and is open to all instruments. Students should have note-reading skills and be able to play at least a two-octave scale. 

    Where: The program takes places in Arnhold Hall, located at 55 West 13th Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYC. Arnhold Hall is part of the The New School’s urban campus and features beautiful newly renovated and acoustically tuned rehearsal and performance spaces.

    Tuition and Fees: The tuition for the intensive is $1,500, and applicants pay a non-refundable $75 application fee. Current Mannes Prep students receive a discounted rate of $1,300, and the $75 application fee is waived. No financial aid is available for the intensive.

    To apply: Please complete our Online Application Form and pay the $75 application fee by the May 1 deadline. Once you have applied, Mannes Prep will contact you by email with information about submitting a video audition; the video submission deadline is May 8. For the video, applicants should perform two contrasting pieces that best demonstrate their current playing level and one two-octave scale of their choice. The application fee is waived for current Mannes Prep students.

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    College of Performing Arts
    Office of Admission
    55 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
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