Mannes School of Music at The New School

Mannes School of Music at The New School

Mannes School of Music at The New School is transforming the music conservatory to make that career a reality with a dynamic integration of rigorous training and real-world experience. You can’t imagine the benefits. Doors open. Curtains part. Cutting-edge possibilities reveal themselves at one of the best music schools in New York.

A Music Education Relevant to Today’s World

If you possess a luminous talent and a profound desire to turn that talent into a career, the dynamic and rigorous training provided at Mannes School of Music at The New School is where your journey should begin. Having recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, Mannes is a conservatory like no other – 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.

Degree Options

BM, BS, and Master’s programs in Orchestral Instruments, Piano, Harpsichord, Voice, Classical Guitar, Orchestral Conducting, Composition, or Theory. Undergraduate diploma and minors also available.

Within The New School’s College of Performing Arts, students can pursue a Performer-Composer Master of Music (MM) degree, designed for musicians whose passion lies at the intersection of composition, performance, and improvisation, or an Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (MA) degree, designed for performers who want to gain the necessary skills to become a multidisciplinary artist.


Doors Open and Curtains Part in New York City

As part of The New School, a leading university in New York City, Mannes offers students access to a wide range of classes, internships and performance opportunities at the intersection of design, liberal arts, the social sciences, and the performing arts. A Mannes education extends far beyond the walls of the university. Mannes is a cutting-edge conservatory that takes full advantage of everything New York City has to offer: its culture, its history, its international community, and its unparalleled performance opportunities.

Faculty at the Top of Their Fields

Mannes students receive unparalleled training through valuable relationships with world-class performing faculty and through Mannes’ rich academic tradition in theoretical and aural skills. Private instruction is fully integrated into each course of study. The Mannes faculty includes Pulitzer and Grammy Award winners, and 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.

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