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Welcome to Mannes

Welcome to Mannes Imagine preparing for your musical career in a community so personal that all

Imagine preparing for your musical career in a community so personal that all of your teachers and fellow students know who you are. Picture yourself studying in a renowned conservatory in the heart of New York City’s Upper West Side just minutes from some of the world’s great cultural centers—taking lessons and being coached by legendary artists, performing with The Mannes Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, singing in opera productions regularly reviewed in the New York Times, and performing solo and chamber works in elegant New York venues. Or, to put it another way, imagine yourself at Mannes.

Welcome to Mannes Imagine preparing for your musical career in a community so personal that all

Joel Lester, Dean Mannes College The New School for Music

History of Mannes College The New School for Music

A jewel among American conservatories, Mannes has been a presence in New York City since 1916, when it opened as The David Mannes Music School on East 70th Street. The school flourished from its founding, attracting an eminent faculty. In the 1930s and 1940s, conductor George Szell, composers Georges Enesco and Bohuslav Martinu, and students of esteemed music theorist Heinrich Schenker began teaching at Mannes. Leopold Mannes, son of the founders, later served as the school’s president.

Under the direction of the succeeding presidents, Risë Stevens, Sidney Gelber, and John Goldmark, Mannes continued to evolve and grow, establishing an even more prominent reputation in New York, around the country, and throughout the world. The school began offering degrees in 1953, the year its name was changed to The Mannes College of Music. In the 1950s, Felix Salzer developed Mannes’ signature curriculum, the Techniques of Music program. Throughout the 1960s, the school thrived, and in 1969, Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, and Frederica von Stade all graduated in the same class. By 1984, Mannes had outgrown its space on East 70th Street and moved to a larger home on West 85th Street.

In 1989, Mannes joined The New School, becoming part of an urban university with offerings in the liberal arts, design, and the performing arts. Today, Mannes continues to uphold its tradition of excellence, offering students unparalleled opportunities to play, perform, and learn with other talented musicians.

“It’s pretty intense and competitive—but in a positive way. We all want each other to do our best all the time.”

Artistry and Community

For more than 90 years, Mannes has been an integral part of the music scene in New York City. A small institution—the student body currently comprises 300 musicians from 34 states and 28 countries—Mannes fosters an intimate community in which students cultivate close relationships with our stellar faculty, administrators, and one another. The friendly, supportive atmosphere and comprehensive, progressive curriculum at Mannes enable students to thrive as musicians and scholars.

Mannes offers students a prime location in New York City, within walking distance of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The school’s main building houses

class and practice rooms, a listening library, an audio studio, and a state-of-the-art computer lab; the opera rehearsal studio is located in the nearby John Goldmark Practice Center. Mannes also boasts two concert halls that each year host hundreds of performances by students, faculty, and artists-in-residence.

When they are not practicing or attending classes, students have plenty of options for relaxation and recreation in Mannes’ residential Upper West Side neighborhood. They can dine on any sort of food imaginable, sip coffee in an outdoor café, or attend a movie or play in one of the nearby theaters. Students can stroll through Central Park or along the Hudson in Riverside Park. They can also enjoy the many exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History and see performances at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall, all of which are within minutes of Mannes.

“It’s pretty intense and competitive—but in a positive way. We all want each other to do

Lauren Rasor, Bassoon

  • I began playing with The Mannes Orchestra my

freshman year. It’s a mix of ages, so older students

teach younger ones. I had a Professional Studies

Diploma student mentor, which was really helpful.

  • I also live with one of the bassoonists I work with,

which is really awesome. It’s bassoon all the time at Mannes! Because the school’s so small, we perform together, we live together, we go out on weekends together. It’s pretty intense and competitive—but in a positive way. We all want each other to do our best all the time.

“I worked so hard— it was so exciting. The material was always new, and I was able to meet students from different years.”

Challenge and Inspiration

Inspired musicianship, exciting performance opportunities, and stimulating liberal arts coursework define the education offered at Mannes College The New School for Music. Mannes’ signature pedagogical approach, the Techniques of Music program, was created by Felix Salzer, a student of esteemed Viennese theorist Heinrich Schenker. It includes rigorous instruction in ear-training, sight-singing, dictation, keyboard harmony, score reading, theory, and musical analysis. Young artists receive personal attention and guidance from experienced musicians when they study at Mannes.

Mannes’ well-rounded curriculum also includes undergraduate liberal arts courses in areas pertinent to classical music, including music history, English composition, art history, literature, foreign languages, and humanities. Students may also choose to take elective courses in other divisions of The New School.

The Mannes experience is one filled with playing, performing, and learning in a nurturing community of superb teachers and enthusiastic students.

“I worked so hard— it was so exciting. The material was always new, and I was

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Orchestral Conducting/Piano Double Major, BM (2009)

The small classes make a huge difference; you’re able to talk to faculty one-on-one. I had an orchestration class and I was the only one in it. It was really cool because it was so specific to my needs. I also appreciated the rigorous theory testing when I auditioned. I was actually placed in classes that were a little bit above what I was ready for—which was great. I worked so hard—it was so exciting. The material was always new, and I was able to meet students from different years.

Collaboration and Mentorship

Collaboration and mentorship are key to the learning process at Mannes. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 2:1, Mannes provides students with a variety of unique learning experiences to support their growth into professional musicians. Students receive encouragement and input from our world-renowned faculty, our administrators, and fellow students.

Close collaboration with the Mannes faculty throughout the disciplines prepares students to attain the highest levels of musicianship. Mannes students also benefit from mentoring provided by master artists-in-residence, including Regina Resnik, Renata Scotto, and the Orion String Quartet. Master class presenters, such as pianists Richard Goode and Jean Yves Thibaudet, string virtuosos Pamela Frank and Misha Amory, theorist Carl Schachter, and many other fine musicians have served as mentors to Mannes students.

Collaboration and Mentorship Collaboration and mentorship are key to the learning process at Mannes. With a

Maya Lahyani, Mezzo-Soprano, BM (2007); MM (2009)

This is my third year in The Mannes Opera. We’re rehearsing Dialogue of the Carmelites by Poulenc, and I’m singing Mother Marie. The Mannes Opera really gives you an idea of the real world, in its professionalism and the people we get to work with. Each year, Regina Resnik comes in and coaches the opera with us. To be able to learn from a performer like her—with over 60 years of experience—that’s an opportunity not many young singers get. Her direction and her ideas about how to create a character can lift your artistry to a whole new level, and you can’t replace that with any other kind of training.

“To be able to learn from a performer like her ... that’s an opportunity not many young singers get.”

“I’ve been able to make friends and connections that I’m sure I’ll have for the long term.”

Performance

Opportunities

Every year, The Mannes Orchestra plays seven concerts at venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Otto-Werner Mueller, Paul Nadler, Edwin Outwater, Yves Abel, and JoAnn Falletta have recently been guest conductors. The annual Concerto Competition is another exciting opportunity for students. The winner is featured as a soloist with The Mannes Orchestra in a concert at Lincoln Center.

In the fall, students stage professional-quality opera scenes. The repertoire is chosen to meet the needs and interests of the students. Each spring, students present a complete, fully staged opera. According to the New York Times, “In the ten years that Joseph Colaneri has been artistic director of the Mannes Opera at Mannes College The New School for Music, the program has earned a stellar reputation for the quality of its presentations and the excellence of its student singers.”

Other student performance groups include the Mannes Baroque Chamber Players, NewMusicMannes, the Composer-in-Residence Chamber Ensemble, the Guitar Ensemble, and the Percussion Ensemble. The Mannes Downtown and Mannes UpperWest series showcase student talent in more than 20 concerts each year.

The Mannes piano department presents a yearlong festival built around a unifying theme. The festival features concerts and master classes presented by students, faculty, and guests. Performances take place at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, elegant clubs, foreign consulates, and the Mannes Concert Hall.

“I’ve been able to make friends and connections that I’m sure I’ll have for the long

Mike Engstrom, Trombone, MM (2007)

I’ve done a lot of performing in New York since coming to Mannes. I’ve been able to make friends and connections that I’m sure I’ll have for the long term. When I first arrived in New York, I discovered that the level of playing at Mannes and in the city was much higher than anything I’d experienced before. After three years, I feel like I can now play at that level. I’m prepared to go out and audition and perform.

Performance Opportunities at Mannes

“Where are all the healthy young voices? Here’s the answer: at Mannes College.” — New York Times

Students at Mannes College The New School for Music have unparalleled opportunities to hone their performance skills in some of the most exciting venues in New York City:

• Carnegie Hall • Avery Fisher Hall • Alice Tully Hall • The Morgan Library • Steinway Hall • Merkin Concert Hall

“Where are all the healthy young voices? Here’s the answer: at Mannes College.” — New York

“There are so many opportunities to listen and play music here.”

“There are so many opportunities to listen and play music here.” Erika Komori, Violin, BM (

Erika Komori, Violin, BM ( 2009)

I found out about Mannes while I was studying violin in Japan, and I decided to apply. I wasn’t nervous at all— just so excited about studying here. One of my dreams came true! If you’re coming to The New School from another country, there’s really nothing to worry about. It’s worth it to try—and New York is the right place to do that. There are so many opportunities to listen to and play music here—so many concerts with famous and up-and-coming artists. Seeing them always gives me the energy to perform better.

The New School

Since its founding in 1919, The New School has been committed to supporting lifelong learning, examining society, and promoting artistic and academic freedom. It was here that the first university-level courses on race and black culture, urban housing, film history, and women’s studies were taught. The New School is an intellectually rich and dynamic university with undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs.

Mannes College The New School for Music is the only music conservatory in Manhattan that is a division of a university. As an integral part of The New School, Mannes offers its students access to the extensive resources, programs, activities, and courses available in the other divisions: The New School for General Studies, The New School for Social Research, Milano

The New School for Management and Urban Policy, Parsons The New School for Design, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, The New School for Drama, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Belonging to the New School community enriches the college experience for Mannes students by opening doors to The New School for General Studies, where they can choose from a wide array of elective courses. It provides instant access to the 3 million books and 25,000 journals in the university’s Fogelman Library, NYU's Bobst Library collection, the resources of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, and Mannes’ Harry Scherman Music Library. Undergraduate and graduate students at Mannes are also entitled to live in the university’s residence halls.

Like students in The New School’s other divisions, Mannes students enjoy the benefits of attending a vibrant, progressive university that embraces innovation while maintaining its academic integrity and commitment to its original mission.

New York City

A Mannes education extends far beyond the walls of the university. Students can hear some of the world’s greatest artists performing in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, and Merkin Hall—almost every night of the week. New York is a gigantic classroom within which Mannes master teachers offer lessons and courses. The international community of musicians at Mannes provides invaluable inspiration and guidance to help students perfect their art, define their goals, and advance their careers.

Mannes prepares talented young artists to become both professional musicians and consummate performers. Students at Mannes College The New School for Music enjoy the personal attention afforded by a small school and all the benefits of studying in New York—one of the most culturally influential cities in the world.

Mannes students are encouraged to participate in the school’s Community Services program, which hires students for a wide range of professional performances in and around New York City. These performances are one means of preparing young artists for successful, rewarding careers in music, a goal that is at the center of a Mannes education.

New York City A Mannes education extends far beyond the walls of the university. Students can

Matei Varga, Piano, MM (2006); PSD (2008)

I came to Mannes in 2004 after finishing my studies in Romania. I had always dreamed of studying and living in New York. It’s an extraordinary city, and Mannes encourages you to explore it. Here, I am also part of a wonderful community. I’ve studied with some of the best musicians in the world and have had many opportunities to perform and to connect with key people in my field. In fact, I’ll be making my Carnegie Hall debut in October. My career is unfolding in the way that I have always wished, thanks in large part to the training I received at Mannes.

“Here, I am also part of a wonderful community. I’ve studied with some of the best musicians in the world.”

Renowned Faculty

The Bond Between Teacher and Student

Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will enjoy a great deal of personal attention as they grow into professional musicians. Students receive guidance and encouragement from our superb faculty and administrators as well as their fellow students.

Glen Velez

Percussion faculty

Carl Schachter

Techniques of Music faculty

Vladimir Feltsman

Piano faculty

Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will

Joseph Colaneri

Director of the Opera Program

Michael Newman

Guitar faculty

Ruth Falcon

Voice faculty

“The small student-faculty ratio allows the extraordinary artist faculty to interact in a meaningful way with the extraordinary student.” —David Hayes, Director of Orchestral and Conducting Studies

Regina Resnik

Master artist-in-residence, opera

Timothy Eddy

Violoncello faculty

Todd Phillips

Violin faculty

Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will
Renowned Faculty The Bond Between Teacher and Student Our 2:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students will

Yefim Bronfman

Master artist-in-residence, piano

Deborah Voigt

Master artist-in-residence, voice

Pavlina Dokovska

Piano faculty

The performance faculty includes active professionals from all areas of the music world—concert artists, chamber musicians, successful freelancers, established composers, and members of such leading organiza- tions as the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

The faculties of the Techniques of Music and humanities are made up of highly regarded scholars, musicologists, and educators. Most of the admin- istration and staff at Mannes are also professional musicians who understand the challenges facing the students they advise and guide.

Alumni of Mannes

Mannes graduates have gone on to successful careers as concert artists; members of symphonies, Broadway orchestras, and opera companies; faculty at colleges and music schools; private teachers; and recording artists. Others are active in arts administration, arts management, and television and radio broadcasting.

“Mannes exceeded my expectations. My goal was simple:

I wanted to play trombone in an orchestra. The flexibility and customization that its small size allowed, together with the outstanding artist faculty and orchestral and opera conductors, were exactly what I needed to win an orchestra audition.” —Stephen Dunkel

Frederica von Stade

Richard Goode

Murray Perahia

JoAnn Falletta

Wen Qian

Yonghoon Lee

Stephen Dunkel

Dan Zhu

BS (1969)

BS (1969)

BS (1969)

BM (1976); MM (1977)

(BM, 1992; MM, 1993;

PSD (2004); MM (2006)

MM (1998); PSD (2000)

MM (2005)

Mezzo-soprano

Concert pianist

Concert pianist

Music director, Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony

PSD, 1995) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Oper Frankfurt

Bass trombone, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

Laureate, Queen Elisabeth Competition 2005

Frederica von Stade Richard Goode Murray Perahia JoAnn Falletta Wen Qian Yonghoon Lee Stephen Dunkel Dan
Frederica von Stade Richard Goode Murray Perahia JoAnn Falletta Wen Qian Yonghoon Lee Stephen Dunkel Dan
Frederica von Stade Richard Goode Murray Perahia JoAnn Falletta Wen Qian Yonghoon Lee Stephen Dunkel Dan
Frederica von Stade Richard Goode Murray Perahia JoAnn Falletta Wen Qian Yonghoon Lee Stephen Dunkel Dan
Frederica von Stade Richard Goode Murray Perahia JoAnn Falletta Wen Qian Yonghoon Lee Stephen Dunkel Dan
Frederica von Stade Richard Goode Murray Perahia JoAnn Falletta Wen Qian Yonghoon Lee Stephen Dunkel Dan
Frederica von Stade Richard Goode Murray Perahia JoAnn Falletta Wen Qian Yonghoon Lee Stephen Dunkel Dan
Frederica von Stade Richard Goode Murray Perahia JoAnn Falletta Wen Qian Yonghoon Lee Stephen Dunkel Dan

“What I learned at Mannes, which feels like a great gift to this day, is a deep love of and respect for music and always a gratitude for the privilege of music making.” —Frederica von Stade

“The education I received at Mannes has been the foundation of my musical life. Mannes provided superb musical training that fostered my individual development in an environment that was both nurturing and challenging.” —JoAnn Falletta

“Mannes seems to me unique in the importance it gives to the wholeness of a musician’s education, the degree to which thought and feeling go hand in hand with mastery of one’s craft. It has always tried to encourage in its students a generous and humanistic conception of what it means to be a musician. What I learned at the school has been the foundation of my life in music.” —Richard Goode

Your Education at Mannes

Programs of study at Mannes provide training of unparalleled quality in the art and craft of music.

Fields of Study

Performance Concentrations

Violin Viola Cello Double Bass Harp Flute Oboe Clarinet Saxophone Bassoon Horn Trumpet Trombone Tuba Percussion Voice Piano Collaborative Piano: Vocal (graduate programs only) Harpsichord Guitar

Nonperformance Concentrations

Orchestral Conducting (BM by advisement only) Composition Theory

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Music Degree

• four-year program • private lessons • performance classes • courses in the Techniques of Music • liberal arts coursework • electives

Bachelor of Science Degree

• based on the BM curriculum, plus 30 academic credits

Undergraduate Diploma Degree

• four-year program • identical to the BM curriculum, minus the liberal arts courses

Graduate Programs

Master of Music Degree

• two-year program • private lessons • performance classes • graduate-level courses • courses in the Techniques of Music • specialized electives

Professional Studies Diploma

• two-year program at the post-

baccalaureate or post-master’s level • private lessons • performance classes • concentrated coursework specially designed for each student

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Enrollment, Faculty, and Classes

Total Enrollment

321

International Students

46%

Faculty Members

150

Average Class Size

10–12

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Please contact the office of admission for the most up-to-date tuition information. Approximately 75 percent of students receive merit-based scholarships that are determined at the time of their audition. The average award ranges from 25 percent to 50 percent of tuition. Loans and federal grants are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA code: 002780)

Application and Audition Information

Apply online at www.unifiedapps.org. All applicants are required to audition in person at Mannes during one of the audition periods. Audition requirements vary by field of study and degree program.

See application instructions for details.

Institutional Information on the Web

The New School provides the following institutional information on the university website www.newschool.edu: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); financial assistance information (federal, state, local, private, and institu - tional need-based and non-need-based assistance programs, Title IV, FFEL, Direct Loan deferments); institutional information (fees, refund policies, withdrawing from school, academic information, disability services for students); completion/graduation rates and transfer-out rates (graduation rate of degree-seeking students, transfer-out rates of degree-seeking students). To request copies of any of these reports, please contact the appropriate office listed on the website.

Office of Admission Mannes College The New School for Music 150 West 85th Street New York, NY 10024

212.580.0210 x4862

1.800.292.3040

Campus Visits and Tours

Tours of the college are available

Monday to Friday and may be scheduled through the office of admission or online.