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About This Program

Join us for our first-ever weeklong Summer Jazz Intensive at Mannes Prep with the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Students are grouped in ensembles and work closely with distinguished performers and educators from the faculty of the school. The intensive features a low student-to-faculty ratio, a nurturing musical community, unique learning experiences, and a completion concert. All students participate in daily ensemble coachings, ear training, and theory classes; they also explore jazz history through a walking tour of the famous jazz clubs of Greenwich Village. The week culminates in a performance by the intensive faculty on Thursday night and student performances on Friday night that are open to friends, family, and the public.

Timeline to Completion: 1-week intensive.

Format: On Campus.

Additional Program Details

Tuition and Fees: The tuition for the intensive is $1,500, and applicants pay a non-refundable $75 application fee. Current Mannes Prep students receive a discounted rate of $1,300, and the $75 application fee is waived. No financial aid is available for the intensive. 


The Jazz Intensive welcomes student applicants in grades 7-12 with jazz experience.

Audition Requirements

Students should submit a continuous video of three choruses of a blues in any key and the melody and two choruses of a tune of their choosing.

Students who play the following instruments should submit a video of the following instead:

Playing a melody
Walking a chorus
Soloing a chorus

Piano or Guitar
Playing a melody
Comping a chorus
Soloing a chorus

Playing a melody
Comping a chorus
Soloing a chorus

Resources & Enrollment

Program Length: one week, Monday, August 5, through Friday, August 9, 2019. Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

The program takes places in Arnhold Hall, located at 55 West 13th Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYC. Arnhold Hall is part of The New School’s urban campus and features beautiful newly renovated and acoustically tuned rehearsal and performance spaces.

Faculty Includes:NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens , Kris Davis, La Tanya Hall, Marcus Strickland, Carlo Valte, and Matt Wilson

To apply: Please complete the Jazz Intensive Online Application Form and pay the $75 application fee by the May 15th deadline. This fee is waived for current Mannes Prep students. Mannes Prep will contact applicants who have completed the online application and paid the application fee with instructions for submitting a video audition.

More than a course.
A new kind of network.
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