• Academics

    Our curriculum breathes life into the conservatory education.

    We know the 21st century demands more than technical mastery. That’s why we combine a strong academic and artistic foundation with a rich variety of entrepreneurial and experiential opportunities, supported throughout our curriculum.


    Full-time, four years
    Bachelor of Music
    Undergraduate diploma


    Full-time, two years
    Master of Music
    Professional Studies Diploma

    Training That Matches Your Passion

    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.

    A Community of Artists

    With Mannes' move in 2015 into newly designed facilities in Arnhold Hall, we've joined the School of Jazz and the School of Drama to form the College of Performing Arts. On The New School's Greenwich Village campus, Mannes students find themselves in the heart of musical and artistic innovation in one of the world's great cities.

    Serving the Community

    In addition to our cutting-edge academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, Mannes offers pre-college music training for children 4-18 at every level through Mannes Prep.