Mannes School of Music

Mannes School of Music in New York City seeks to develop citizen artists who engage with the world in traditional, new, and emerging forms of practice.

A Music Education That’s Relevant to Today’s World

Nearing its 100th anniversary, Mannes School is a conservatory dedicated to providing a comprehensive, world-class education to aspiring classical musicians. But in addition to helping students develop technique and artistry, Mannes provides courses in subjects like entrepreneurship and musical technologies to prepare students for today’s evolving classical music market. As part of The New School, a leading university in New York City, Mannes offers students access to a wide range of classes at the intersection of design, liberal arts, and the performing arts.

Make Your Start in New York City

A Mannes education extends far beyond the walls of the university. Mannes is a cutting-edge conservatory that’s connected to everything New York City has to offer: its culture, its history, its international community, and its unmatched performance opportunities.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
Undergraduate Diploma

Fields of Study

Orchestral Instruments
Piano
Harpsichord
Voice
Classical Guitar
Orchestral Conducting
Composition
Theory

One-on-One Education

With a ratio of one faculty member to every two students and a close-knit international student body of just 300 students, Mannes offers small classes in an intimate and supportive environment. Mannes creates musical leaders by promoting innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship—and by encouraging students to make a difference in the world.

Faculty at the Top of Their Fields

The Mannes faculty includes members of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York City Ballet orchestra, American Ballet Theatre orchestra, and many other prominent ensembles. Mannes also offers master classes with leading artists and thinkers from around the world.

Mannes Orchestra – Hermann: Overture – Suite from North by Northwest

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