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About This Program

This exciting program will welcome students from around the world to study with esteemed international guest faculty from Europe and Asia and members of the celebrated Mannes piano faculty. The program includes private lessons, seminars and workshops, master classes, performance opportunities, a concert series, and a piano competition for festival participants. Students have the option of attending for one or two weeks.

Experienced young artists interested in auditioning for conservatories or launching performance careers, as well as student pianists seeking concentrated mentorship to enhance their studies, will benefit tremendously from the program.

Format: On-site

Dates: July 15-27, 2024

What You'll Gain

  • Concentrated group percussion coaching
  • In-depth knowledge of classical and contemporary piano repertoire
  • Immersive performance experiences
  • Workshops and master classes with leading pianists

How You'll Learn

  • Direct interaction with leading international guest and Mannes faculty members
  • Collaboration in small group settings
  • Private lessons and concentrated practice time
Schedule and Location


Arnhold Hall, 55 W13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tuition and Registration
  • Tuition and fees (1 Week): $1,150 + $40 fee
  • Tuition and fees (2 Weeks): $1,995 + $40 fee
  • University credits: This is a non-credit program.
  • Questions: Contact us here

Application Process

The Festival is open to students 16 years of age or older as of July 1, 2024; exceptional students ages 15 years of age or younger may be considered on a case-by-case basis.


  • March 1, 2024: Early Decision
  • April 12, 2024: Regular Decision
  • Names of 3-4 teachers with whom you would like to study. Subject to teacher availability.
  • Written or selfie-style video response (approximately 250 words or a 1-minute video) explaining why you want to come to the Mannes Piano Summer Festival, what you are hoping to learn, and what you are hoping to share.
  • Link(s) to a video recording of you playing two pieces of contrasting styles. A minimum of 15 minutes per piece is required. Movements are acceptable.

Applicants who would like to be considered for the Mannes Summer Piano Competition will additionally be asked to provide the following:

  • Written program proposal of no less than 60 minutes of repertoire.

Please note that students must be at least 16 years of age by June 1, 2024 to participate in the Summer Seminar.


Housing is available to seminar participants at an additional cost.

Out-of-state and international students who are interested in the summer program should email mannesprep@newschool.edu for housing information.

Refund Policy

Tuition is non-refundable.

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