Overview

Mannes, celebrating its 94th year, is a classical music conservatory dedicated to providing a comprehensive, world-class education to aspiring musicians via its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Founded in 1916, Mannes College The New School for Music trains and nurtures classical musicians of all ages. The college attracts superb students from around the world. Comparatively small in size, the college maintains an intimate atmosphere, fostering close and constructive relationships between students and its eminent faculty and administrators. Mannes remains committed to the mission of opening music education to all who have a desire to learn through its Extension Division and Preparatory Division, which serve a diverse population of students - from children and adult beginners to young virtuosi and working professionals.

The College Division at Mannes grants the following degrees and diplomas:

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate Diploma
  • Master of Music
  • Professional Studies Diploma

Areas of Study at Mannes include Brass, Composition, Conducting, Guitar, Harp and Harpsichord, Percussion, Piano and Collaborative Piano, Strings, Theory, Voice, and Woodwinds.

At Mannes the New School for Music, students and teachers are passionate about playing their instruments, training their voices, and learning the theory behind the notes, melodies, and rhythms. The in-depth training at Mannes enables students to turn exquisite sounds into different kinds of musical compositions. In addition to being teachers, Mannes' expert faculty members are professional musicians who play in world-class orchestras, leading chamber ensembles, and other prestigious groups. Because many of these groups perform in New York City - one of the greatest cultural capitals in the world - students are able to see and hear their teachers play, sing, or conduct. While students absorb the incomparably rich cultural experiences available in New York City, they also benefit from the small, warm community of approximately 300 students at Mannes, which provides the perfect counterbalance to the large, bustling city.

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