Give your child a warm and supportive environment in which to grow as a musician and make friends for life. Mannes Prep welcomes students ages 4–18 at all levels of proficiency and individually tailors each student’s curriculum. A personal continuing interest in the musical growth of each student is central to the spirit of Mannes Prep. Under the direction of award-winning faculty, young students at all levels and of all backgrounds flourish in performance ensembles, through individual instruction, and in music theory courses. Programs available include one for the very young (ages 4–6), the junior program (grades 1–4), the pre-senior program (grades 5–8), and the senior program (grades 9–12).
Mannes Prep welcomes students ages 4-18 (pre-K through high school) at all levels, from absolute beginners through advanced students aspiring to professional careers. Each student's curriculum is individually tailored to include age- and level-appropriate class and ensemble assignments. Under the direction of a faculty dedicated to creating a feeling of community, students learn to encourage one another to reach their full potential.
Our course of study, designed as a full school year (fall and spring terms), is built on three key elements:
Private lessons with our distinguished faculty
Theory and ear training classes in Mannes’ state-of-the-art facilities
Performance opportunities in our orchestras, choruses, and many smaller chamber ensembles
Students also have the opportunity to pursue exciting electives including chamber music, composition, film scoring, electronic music, conducting, music history, world music, jazz ensemble, and more.