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The New School Mannes Stats, Info and Facts

Founded in 1916, Mannes School of Music trains and nurtures classical musicians of all ages.

Located in Greenwich Village in the heart of New York City, The New School is the only comprehensive university housing a world-famous design school, a premier liberal arts college, a renowned performing arts college, a legendary social research school, and many more schools and programs designed for students of every age and stage of life.

Imagine a university where scholars, artists and designers find the support they need to challenge convention and fearlessly create positive change in the world. Imagine a community where walls between disciplines are dissolved, so journalists collaborate with designers, architects with social researchers, media specialists with activists, poets with musicians. Imagine an intellectual and creative haven that never has and never will settle for status quo. The New School is just such a university community, attracting students from all over the world to its home in the heart of Greenwich Village. Founded in 1919 by those who imagined a school that would rethink the purpose of higher education, today The New School offers more than 10,000 students areas of study across more than 135 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. No matter what area of study students pursue, they discover a unique form of creative problem solving that will forever change the way they investigate and create - relentlessly questioning convention, collaborating across disciplines and taking risks. For undergraduates, The New School offers programs in art and design, liberal arts and the performing arts at: Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Performing Arts, which includes Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz and the School of Drama.

Mannes School of Music

Founded in 1916, Mannes School of Music seeks to develop citizen artists who engage with the world around them in and through music, in traditional, new, and emergent forms of practice. Our eminent faculty of artists, scholars, and educators of international stature, including active professionals from all areas of the music world foster close, constructive relationships with students and are committed to advancing the creative role of music throughout all aspects of our rapidly changing society. Mannes is a community of compassionate musicians who encourage collaboration rather than competition and professional development rather than personal pressure. Mannes is small and selective, limiting degree enrollment to approximately 330 students - making it the smallest in New York City.


The Mannes faculty includes many celebrated concert artists, chamber musicians, and composers - members of such leading organizations as the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Techniques of Music

The comprehensive Techniques of Music curriculum sets Mannes apart, providing a broad foundation including ear training, advanced music theory, and dictation. Mannes offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Orchestral Instruments; Piano; Harpsichord; Voice; Classical Guitar; Orchestral Conducting; Composition; and, Theory.

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