Mannes Prep Application
- Students are admitted after passing a faculty audition and a music theory placement test.
- The Prep office will contact applicants who have completed the online application and paid the application fee several weeks before the audition dates to schedule a specific audition date and time.
- Current Prep students should not use this application to re-register. If you are a current student, please email for registration information.
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Student Information
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Musical Background
Previous Music Study
Instruments? Voice? Teachers? Length of Study?
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Program & Instrument
The Program for the Very Young, Junior, Pre-Senior & Senior Programs include the major instrument lesson, music theory/ear training, and a large ensemble/group.
Major Instrument
What do you wish to study at Mannes?
Additional Courses/Electives
Electives include composition, conducting, music history, chamber music, jazz ensemble, brass ensemble, flute ensemble, secondary lessons, etc.
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Teacher Preference
If no specific teacher is requested, a teacher will be assigned by the school.
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Schedule Availability
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Application Fee
After clicking 'submit' below, you will be provided with a link where you can pay the non-refundable application fee. The fee is $50 for applications received by March 15 and $75 for applications received after March 15. Applications received without the fee will not be processed.
Auditions, Policies, and Guidelines
/ Audition Information /
The audition process lasts approximately one hour and includes:
- an audition on the student's major instrument (requirements are listed below) and an opportunity for students and parents to meet members of -the administration and faculty.
- a music theory and ear-training placement test.

/ Audition Requirements /
- Strings, Guitar, Woodwinds, Brass, Piano: Two contrasting pieces & 1 major and 1 minor scale. Accompaniment is neither required, nor expected.
- Voice: Two contrasting songs, one of which should be in English. An accompanist will be provided.
- Composition: Please bring two scores of pieces you have written. Recordings of compositions are encouraged but not required.
- Complete beginners on any instrument: The "audition" will be an interview. No prepared performance is required.

/ Notification /
- Students will be notified of admission decisions via email within three weeks of the audition.

/ Financial Aid /
- Financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need. To apply for financial aid, please complete the form available online at (Click on "Apply" and then "Financial Aid"). Students applying for financial aid MUST submit the Financial Aid Form via mail by the application deadline listed at the top of this application.

/ Tuition Payment /
- Once enrolled, tuition must be paid in full, or a payment plan set up, by the required deadline prior to the start of classes and lessons.

/ Withdrawal Policy /
- If a student withdraws from the program, parents must give written notice to the Prep Division, indicating the reason for the withdrawal. This should be emailed to
- Until this withdrawal notification is received in writing, tuition charges remain in effect and parents will be billed for the full fee.
- If notification is received before the student’s first week of class attendance, the student is responsible only for the non-refundable $200 deposit. No further tuition is charged.
- After the semester begins, upon the Division’s receipt of written notice of withdrawal, tuition refunds will be made according to the following schedule:
i. Students will receive a full refund for courses dropped during the first fifteenth of the course (for full semester courses it would be the first week of the semester).
ii. Students will receive an 80% refund for courses dropped during the second fifteenth of the course (for full semester courses it would be the second week of the semester).
iii. Students will receive a 60% refund for courses dropped during the third fifteenth of the course (for full semester courses it would be the third week of the semester).
iv. Students will receive a 50% refund for courses dropped during the fourth fifteenth of the course (for full semester courses it would be the fourth week of the semester).
v. Students will receive a 20% refund for courses dropped during the fifth fifteenth of the course (for full semester courses it would be the fifth week of the semester).
vi. Students will not receive a refund for courses dropped or withdrawn after the completion of forty percent of a course (for full semester courses, it would be the starting the sixth week of the semester).

/ Absence Policy /
- There are no refunds for student absences. If a teacher is absent from a private lesson or class, the lesson or class will be made up.
- Teachers are not required to make up lessons or classes missed by students. However, at the discretion of the instructor, one private lesson may be made up during each semester, provided that notice of the absence has been given at least one day before the scheduled lesson.
- If a student cancels a make-up lesson, it will not be re-scheduled; the lesson is considered to be made up.

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