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Mannes Prep is proud to offer summer programming ranging from one to three weeks in length. Summer programs take place at The New School in the historic West Village. Mannes Prep connects with our New School and Open Campus partners to create innovative, cross-disciplinary programming. Our three-week offerings are open to students ages 16-18, and participants earn three college credits upon completion of the course. Our one-week offerings are audition-based spanning a variety of subjects and are open to students from grades 2-12.

Credit Programs

  • Animation and Film Scoring (3 Credits)
    July 6-24, 2020 / Ages 16-18
    Students learn fundamental principles of animation and musical scoring by creating an animated short. Class lessons focus on visual and aural sequencing with an emphasis on the emotional depth of stories. Student housing is available. No audition required.

  • Electronic Music Composition (3 Credits)
    July 6-24, 2020 / Ages 16-18
    Students develop fluency in using music creation software (such as Ableton Live, Garageband, and Logic), deepen their understanding of how songs are constructed, and gain piano keyboard skills in order to broaden their creative skillset and bring musical ideas to life. Student housing is available. No audition required.

  • DJing and Production (3 Credits)
    July 6-24, 2020 / Ages 16-18
    Students hone beatmatching & mixing skills, learn the basics of turntablism, learn the fundamental musical elements and structure of a track, understand how social dynamics intersect with music, and develop an understanding of business and promotion. Students will create a demo mix and digital promotional material to share with friends and families. Student housing is available. No audition required.

  • World Music (3 Credits)
    July 6-24, 2020 / Ages 16-18
    Using an ethnomusicological perspective, students examine and experience a wide range of musical traditions, systems, and cultural practice from around the globe, working closely with master musicians. Student housing is available. No audition required.

Noncredit Programs

  • Summer Chamber Music Intensive
    August 3-8, 2020 / Grades 2-12
    The Summer Chamber Music Intensive features daily chamber coachings, sight-reading classes, master classes and workshops, and jam sessions. The week culminates in a student performance that is open to family, friends, and the public. Student housing is not available. Video audition required.
  • Summer Jazz Intensive
    August 3-7, 2020 / Grades 7-12
    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 faculty on Thursday night and student performances that are open to friends, family, and the public on Friday night. Student housing is not available. Video audition required.

  • Music College Audition Bootcamp
    August 3-7, 2020 / Grades 11-12
    Through intensive work with faculty in workshops, mock auditions, and repertoire classes, students build and refine audition skills, learning how to best present themselves in college auditions. Students will also hear directly from college admission professionals, and receive guidance in interviewing, filling out applications, writing a résumé, and more.  Student housing is not available. Video audition required.


Details

Organization/Company: The New School
Website: https://www.newschool.edu
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: April 15, 2020
How to Apply: Interested students should complete the Mannes Prep Online Application and pay the nonrefundable application fee of $75. The application deadline for fall 2020 auditions is April 15, 2020; the application deadline for spring 2020 auditions is January 1, 2020. New students are admitted to Mannes Prep after passing a faculty audition and a music theory placement test. https://www.newschool.edu/mannes/preparatory-division-apply/