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    • Develop your talent in a unique learning environment under the guidance of world-class faculty. At Mannes you will find a mentor who will not only help you develop the advanced technique on your instrument necessary to compete in any setting, but will also nurture your creative self in a way that will help you to chart your own path as an artist in the 21st-century.

      Mannes is a unique place, one where you will receive deep technical training on your instrument from a faculty of renowned and revolutionary performers, who will also help you find your place in the landscape of contemporary music found in New York City.

       

      Our woodwind faculty includes a preeminent cohort of musicians and active performers on the New York music scene. They hold chairs in top ensembles, including American Ballet Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, Mostly Mozart, New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Ensemble, New York Chamber Symphony and many others. Bassoonist Kim Laskowski and Oboist Sherry Sylar play for the New York Philharmonic; Elaine Douvas is principal oboe for the Met, Judith Mendenhall is principal flautist for ABT; Clarinetist David Krakauer, in addition to enjoying a distinguished chamber music career, plays klezmer music all over the world.

       

      With New York City as your classroom, you'll find ways to jump-start your career from the moment you set foot on campus. Play at landmark venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Collaborate in cutting-edge performances as a part of our many ensembles, including Mannes American Composers Ensemble, the College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra, and the New School Studio Orchestra. Train to win a position in the best orchestras in the world, as you gain the skills needed to start your own label, manage your own publicity, and create your own

       

      While studying alongside star faculty, learn to engage with the world through music. In our Bachelor of Music program, combine rigorous conservatory training with a range of complementary studies. Mannes's entrepreneurship courses give you the tools to make your own opportunities as an artist. With liberal arts electives at Lang and design electives at Parsons, learn how to make an impact through your art in new ways on a rapidly changing world.

       

      As a graduate student in our Master of Music program, you'll take part in an elite two-year program focused on advancing all aspects of your musical study and performance skills. The broad range of performance opportunities prepares you for any career you can imagine as a professional artist.



  • Degrees

    Mannes School of Music offers an academic experience that pairs artistic foundations with a rich variety of entrepreneurial and experiential opportunities. Learn more about our degree programs.

  • Our award-winning faculty bring their experience as performers, musicologists, creators, and educators into the classroom-challenging and guiding students to become better artists.

  • Performance & Learning Opportunities

    Mannes students engage in unique performance experiences, collaborating with students across The New School and partner organizations like the International Contemporary Ensemble and the Martha Graham Dance Company. 

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    Take the Stage in New York City.

    Perform at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, apprentice with members of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, join the Martha Graham Dance Company in riveting productions, and take the stage with The Mannes Opera. Experience firsthand 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 artistry alongside peers from the College of Performing Arts, Parsons, and across The New School by creating multidisciplinary projects with theater directors, designers, and media students. Record an album with jazz students. Make new work with actors, writers, and directors. 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 are makers and doers. Performers are composers, composers are improvisers, musicians are changemakers. At Mannes, you can develop your artistry through a curriculum that goes far 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 challenge you to make music in new and inspired ways.

  • 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.

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