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    Collaborative Piano

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    Office of Admission
    55 West 13th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
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  • Develop your capacity as a performer, collaborator, and coach in a learning environment as distinctive as the world-class faculty mentoring you. Through rigorous training, private lessons, immersive classes and ensembles, and a variety of performance opportunities, you'll grow as a pianist versed in both instrumental and vocal collaboration. Start your career in New York City, taking advantage of unique opportunities to learn and play with working professionals. At Mannes, you'll chart your own course while engaging with a diverse and thriving community that will support you in becoming a whole musician and 21st-century artist.

    At Mannes, you'll find the flexibility and freedom you need to direct your development as a collaborative artist. Receive rigorous conservatory training from a faculty of renowned revolutionary musicians while exploring new music, improvisation, real-world experiences, and cross-disciplinary projects.

    Students selected for a degree in Collaborative Piano enter the program as highly proficient pianists. The atmosphere of the program places an emphasis on intimacy, trust, community, and risk taking. 

    In this program, each student develops their capacity as a pianist as they engage in the close study of multiple languages, the art of phrasing and interpretation, and the analysis of lieder and poetry. Students develop their interpersonal skills as they build an understanding of collaboration with singers and instrumentalists in different musical situations.

    Collaborative Piano students become an integral part of the Voice department and Mannes Opera productions and engage in masterclasses with renowned collaborative pianists, music directors, and singers.

    Play at landmark venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Collaborate in cutting-edge performances with our many ensembles, including Mannes American Composers Ensemble and the College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra. Train to collaborate with other outstanding performers as you gain the skills needed to start your own label, manage your own publicity, and create your own groundbreaking work.

  • Degrees

    Mannes School of Music offers an academic experience that pairs artistic foundations with a rich variety of entrepreneurial and experiential opportunities. Learn more about our degree programs.

  • Our award-winning faculty bring their experience as performers, musicologists, creators, and educators into the classroom-challenging and guiding students to become better artists.

  • Performance & Learning Opportunities

    Mannes students engage in unique performance experiences, collaborating with students across The New School and partner organizations like the International Contemporary Ensemble and the Martha Graham Dance Company. 

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    Take the Stage in New York City.

    Perform at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, apprentice with members of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, join the Martha Graham Dance Company in riveting productions, and take the stage with The Mannes Opera. Experience firsthand what it's like to be a working musician in one of the most vibrant music scenes in the world.

    Experiment. Collaborate. Perform.

    Don't just learn how to play your instrument; learn how to perform. Develop your artistry alongside peers from the College of Performing Arts, Parsons, and across The New School by creating multidisciplinary projects with theater directors, designers, and media students. Record an album with jazz students. Make new work with actors, writers, and directors. You'll never run out of opportunities to grow and showcase your talent in new and original ways.

    Chart Your Own Course.

    Today's artists are makers and doers. Performers are composers, composers are improvisers, musicians are changemakers. At Mannes, you can develop your artistry through a curriculum that goes far beyond that of the traditional conservatory. In courses like The Stone Workshops, Improv Artists Lab, and The Digital Revolution, you'll have the opportunity to play alongside boundary-breaking artists and award-winning faculty members. Take courses that will challenge you to make music in new and inspired ways.

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