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This moment is when YOU REALIZE PERFORMING ARTS DOESN’T STOP AT


In 1919, a group of visionaries designed a new kind of university, one where creativity could be fearless and world-changing. The New School was born. Today this university houses a groundbreaking College of Performing Arts, where renowned schools of drama, jazz, and classical music coexist. Here performing arts students work across disciplines to become a force of new artistry. They can also study and collaborate with students at the university’s design school, liberal arts college, and legendary social research graduate school. Greenwich Village is our campus, but our reach is worldwide.

College of performing arts undergraduate and graduate programs

Discover a university dedicated to unleashing your creativity.


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Joseph Colaneri, director of The Mannes Opera, leads a rehearsal.


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MFA actors deliver a performance of the politically charged play Execution of Justice.


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Eddie Barbash, saxophonist and School of Jazz alumnus, is a member of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert band.


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Imagine limitless collaboration.

The College of Performing Arts is made up of three schools—the School of Jazz, Mannes School of Music, and the School of Drama—all within a larger university, The New School. This unique model allows us to offer three tiers of collaboration: Within each school, students collaborate with their classmates—actors with directors, composers with musicians— making boundaries disappear between majors. In the three performing arts schools, musicians, playwrights, actors, and directors join forces—taking classes and performing together. Across The New School, performing arts students can pursue minors and courses in every discipline: liberal arts, design, technology, and management, to name a few. We embrace collaboration with a hungry,

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entrepreneurial spirit. Discovery, rigorous practice, and versatility aren’t just words to us; they are at the core of the New School curriculum.

Our Deans: Richard Kessler, Executive Dean, College of Performing Arts; Dean, Mannes School of Music Martin Mueller, Dean, School of Jazz Pippin Parker, Dean, School of Drama


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THE twenty firstcentury artist


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Imagine a place where students train like artists.

The students who come to our college hit the stage running. They start training like artists the moment they set foot on campus. We surround them with legendary teachers and mentors who expect the kind of commitment and discipline exhibited by the most intrepid creators. We encourage real-world experiences that demand courage, mastery, and excellence. We are one of the few colleges that allow students to audition and perform throughout the city. No wonder we’ve helped launch some of the world’s greatest performers in our

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hundred-year history.


Imagine living in the nexus of the world’s most creative community. All artists should experience living in downtown NYC at some point in their lives—especially Greenwich Village. It’s where social activists stirred the nation and virtuosos honed their craft and reshaped art forms. You gain inspiration from the revolutionary New School alumni and faculty who inhabited these streets before you—Jack Kerouac, Bill Evans, James Baldwin, Stella Adler, John Cage, and more. Today dozens of small theaters and clubs and a community of people always breaking new creative ground surround you. Simply walking outside of your dorm or classroom brings you face-to-face with one of the most artistic neighborhoods in

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Allie Mazon, MM ’16, performing with her company, Operotica, at DROM.


Imagine the world as your audience.

Our campus is Greenwich Village, but it doesn’t end there: Our stage is global. Students play Carnegie Hall, classrooms in Malawi, Lincoln Center, festivals in Bern and Tel Aviv, and community centers in Alabama. Collaborations take them to performing arts centers across the country and to cities and small towns around the world.

Our productions transcend the typical

performance space: Our students paint pictures with music, reinvent burlesque with opera, and uncover history by reconsidering folklore. At this college, there are no small stages or performers. We are champions of the arts and protectors of our craft. With our newly implemented Arts Integrity Initiative, we have become a collaborative hub to fight censorship and discrimination in

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communities across the nation.


Imagine standing in the footsteps of Marlon Brando, Tennessee Williams, Aaron Copland, Bill Evans, and Frederica von Stade—and casting your own shadow.

Here you learn the rules by breaking them, just like the legends that preceded you at these schools. Performances defy artistic convention, challenge even the most established of principles, change policy, and close social gaps. You reach for the unexpected and untested to push art to new levels. You establish what’s next and become part of a new generation of artists

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prepared to challenge the status quo.


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Imagine a building designed to inspire greatness.

We break down the walls between our performing arts disciplines, both figuratively and literally. Students coming to our college enter a brand-new world-class building specifically designed for performing artists of all kinds. Rooms are acoustically designed to balance all ambient sound. There are state-of-the-art practice rooms, sound booths, ensemble classrooms, adjustable performance spaces, and percussion classrooms throughout the building. The ground-floor glass box performance space opens up our

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performances to the world outside.


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Mannes Prep is a pre-professional program that welcomes students ages 4-18, from absolute beginners through advanced students.

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MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES With our wide range of minors, the New School curriculum is designed to enable our students to explore their interests across all schools and colleges. You can acquire new professional skills, develop an interdisciplinary outlook, and

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MINORS ACROSS SCHOOLS

Here are a few examples of courses that allow you to create your own journey.

Programming for Musicians: An Introduction to Supercollider

Music Performance Production, Venue, and Project Management

iOrchestra

Voltage and Vibration

The Practical Art of DJing

Creating New Music Workshop

Stone Workshops with John Zorn

Gamelan

Entrepreneurship in Production and Creation

Song Arts: Song-craft Techniques

Prospects of Recording

Go Digital

Music Technology with a Focus on Film Scoring

Leadership and Team Building

for Contemporary Songwriters

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Advanced Vocal Workshop: John Cage Song Books


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The Joyce Theater Greenwich village orchestra the Briarpatch, fiddles & bicycle rescue

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Rubin Art Museum

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Theater by the blind

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Daniel Ellis-Ferris and Dean Buck, School of Jazz alumni, are co-founders of LoftOpera.


master’s program at the college of performing arts The Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School’s College of Performing Arts is the first graduate program designed specifically to help performers gain the critical skill set needed to become recognized artistic leaders—both onstage and beyond.

This innovative new program is designed for students

who are just graduating from performing arts undergraduate programs as well as performing artists out in the world. The program is designed to empower musicians, composers, actors, directors, and playwrights to advance their established performance practice while acquiring the competencies needed to excel as independent artists, reinvent existing cultural organizations, and launch their own arts-related enterprises.

In the MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program, students have the unique opportunity to: Develop the administrative, strategic, and technical skills creative entrepreneurs need to innovate and stand out Take tailored core courses that immerse them in entrepreneurial theory contextualized for a growing arts economy Expand the boundaries of traditional arts administration while learning from leading nonprofit and management practitioners Continue developing as artists by participating in world-class productions and performances that take advantage of The New School’s state-of-the-art performing arts building, Arnhold Hall, along with other performing arts venues across New York City Build a skill set applicable to a diverse range of career options in performing arts management, community arts, arts education, project management, arts administration, entrepreneurship,

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annes train— to be a 21st-century artist

in state-of-the-art rehearsal rooms

to change the world around you

under Grammy winners

without restraint

to run an orchestra

by taking risks

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alongside Mannes’ 350 students


Imagine training for the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Since 1916, Mannes has been training artists to engage

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with the world around them through music. By practicing—day in and day out—with a faculty of revolutionary musicians, Mannes students have become world-renowned masters of their craft and the canon.

Today Mannes has transformed traditional conservatory

education by integrating our rigorous classical training with new music, improvisation, real-world experiences, and cross-disciplinary projects. Our students perform at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. They expand their horizons through an enormous range of courses and minors across the university. They partner with world-class designers at Parsons School of Design to produce innovative opera collaborations. They invent new performance opportunities that combine film with classical music. They take classes like Punk Ethos and Go Digital with electronic-violin rocker Todd Reynolds. They become creative entrepreneurs by learning about funding, intellectual property, labor negotiations, arts administration, and more.

At Mannes, you’ll receive the training to become

first chair in the best orchestras in the world, as well as the skills needed to start your own label, manage your own publicity, and create your own groundbreaking opportunities and collaborations.

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The Mannes Opera performs Flight by Jonathan Dove. Mannes School of Music collaborated with Parsons School of Design on sets, props, and costumes.


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Degrees at Mannes

Majors at Mannes Piano

The following concentrations are available for Orchestral Instruments majors:

Harpsichord

Violin

Orchestral Instruments

Viola

Guitar

Cello

Voice

Double Bass

Orchestral Conducting

Harp

Composition

Flute

Theory

Oboe

Collaborative Piano

Clarinet

(graduate level only)

Saxophone

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Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Professional Studies Diploma

Bassoon Horn Trumpet Trombone Tuba Percussion

Matthew Stewart ’15 did just that when he

Design students to apply a range of musical,

took The Multimedia Musician: Developing

artistic, and technological techniques that

Multimedia in Live Music Performance.

enrich musical performances with novel

While majoring in trombone, he participated

visual stimuli. He is currently working on

in this independent study, which brings

a multimedia project for this course with a

together Mannes and Parsons School of

professional symphony.

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Imagine reframing the visual perception of classical and contemporary music performance.


FACULTY who HELP YOU DESIGN YOUR OWN PATH Unlike most conservatories, Mannes offers students the flexibility to direct their own development and work with faculty of varied backgrounds in the same instrument or major. You can work on your classical repertoire with one teacher while taking lessons in a different genre or style with another. We have a wide array of faculty with many different styles and backgrounds. Access to our diverse faculty helps students redefine and design their own education and future. Here are some of the outstanding professionals teaching at Mannes:

VOICE

PIANO

William Burden

Jeremy Denk

Ruth Falcon

Simone Dinnerstein

Arthur Levy

Pavlina Dokovska Richard Goode

COMPOSITION Lowell Liebermann

WOODWINDS

David T. Little

Elaine Douvas

Missy Mazzoli

Jon Manasse Judith Mendenhall

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STRINGS David Chan

BRASS

Miranda Cuckson

Alan Baer

Timothy Eddy

Vincent Penzarella

Michelle Kim

Erik Ralske

Cynthia Phelps

Weston Sprott Dave Taylor


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Monica Ellis, founder of Imani Winds, leads Mannes students in rehearsal.


Student Performance Opportunities Mannes Orchestra Mannes Opera Mannes Chorus NewMusicMannes Guitar Ensemble Percussion Ensemble Mannes Chamber Music Series Chamber Music Concerts Baroque Chamber Players Collaborative Piano Department “Evenings of Song”

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MACE—Mannes American Composers Ensemble


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a look at the diverse paths of our alumni Burt Bacharach, Pianist, Singer, and Songwrite Semyon Bychkov, Conductor, Royal Academy of Music and BBC Symphony Cat Cantrell, Oboe/English Horn, Tucson Symphony Valerie Coleman, Flutist and founder of Imani Winds Bill Evans, Grammy Award–Winning Jazz Pianist and Composer JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony Richard Goode, Grammy-Winning Pianist and International Recording Artist Tim Page, Music Critic Myung-Whun Chung, Music Director, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Yonghoon Lee, Tenor, Metropolitan Opera Sarah Skuster, Principal Oboe, San Diego Symphony Laura Metcalf, cellist of Sybarite5 Francesco Lecce-Chong, Assistant Conductor, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh Symphonies Danielle de Niese, Soprano, Metropolitan Opera Murray Perahia, Grammy-Winning Pianist and International Recording Artist Shulamit Ran, Pulitzer Prize–Winning Composer Julius Rudel, Conductor, New York City Opera and Buffalo Philharmonic Nadine Sierra, Soprano, Metropolitan Opera Lara St. John, solo violinist Frederica Von Stade, Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano, New York City Opera Dan Zhu, Violin, Recording Artist


“Mannes uniquely combines classical conservatory training with progressive, creative approaches to music. At Mannes, I challenged and broadened my practice while finding my own voice as an artist and aware citizen.”

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drama learn from— living and working with more than

immersing yourself in the

100 extraordinary drama students

creative world around you

auditioning on Broadway

collaboration

world-famous actors

the silences

addressing social change

life

being fearless


Founded in the 1940s by Erwin Piscator as the Dramatic Workshop, the School of Drama combines rigor with creative experimentation. We focus on authenticity of expression and confront today’s most pressing societal issues through prose, composition, voice, and movement. Our programs embrace civic awareness across performance disciplines to create work that exemplifies imagination and social consciousness. We draw our winning actors, playwrights, directors, and creative technologists. We take inspiration from the greats that walked these halls before us, including Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, and Tennessee Williams, as well as our alumni in the field now, like Adrienne C. Moore and

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faculty from New York’s contemporary legends—award-

Jason Kim. Every day our fearless community brings new meaning to great theater.

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School of Drama actors in a Butoh-inspired student adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy.


BFA in dramatic Arts

The four-year BFA program in Dramatic Arts prepares students to be 21st-century artists, creative thinkers, and engaged citizens. Professionalism and community are at the core of the program, which provides a rich multidisciplinary, project-based investigation of theater arts and focuses on the development of critical thinking and collaborative skills.

Our program is a studio-based BFA, not a general-

enrollment liberal arts program or conservatory. The core theater classes for the BFA are also the core academic classes, with no other general education required.

All students take foundation classes in acting,

directing, playwriting, and creative technologies. After these required courses, students can choose a series of theater electives on the basis of their interests. Students can also choose to broaden their horizons by selecting as electives a variety of courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts in any undergraduate college of The New School.

We encourage our students to gain professional work

experience alongside the education they receive in their studios and classrooms. We offer workshop and networking opportunities through partnerships with organizations like Naked Angels, The 24 Hour Play Company, The New Dance Theater Project, the Creative CafÊ, and Diversity Works, as well as study abroad options. In 2015–2016, Drama students attended Regents University, London (screen and playwriting, creative industries, acting); Norsk Skuespillerinstitutt, Oslo (acting for stage and screen); and the British American Drama Academy, London

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(classical acting and contemporary criticism).


MFA degree programs

The New School for Drama is a three-year intensive program dedicated to training artists in playwriting, directing, and acting. Our program is progressive—students begin with a course of self-discovery, explore technical craftsmanship in the second year, and finish by writing, directing, and acting in full productions, as well as developing a business plan for the transition from student to professional artist.

All third-year MFA students collaborate with the School of Media

MFA Directing

MFA Playwriting

With the techniques of Konstantin

If the playwright is the author of

The Playwriting department

Stanislavsky as its organic center,

the text, the director, in conjunc-

challenges a select group of

the School of Drama’s Acting

tion with the actors, is the author

students to become courageous,

track offers intensive training in

of the production. Directing

informed writers able to support

all aspects of internal and external

students at the School of Drama

and artistically express themselves

disciplines and in the individual

study staging, adaptation, script

in the professional world. In the

and collaborative application of

analysis, theater history, new

course of three years, playwrights

classical and modern texts. This

works, and classic pieces through

build a portfolio consisting of a

instruction ensures that students

hands-on directing. The Directing

ten-minute play, two one-acts, a

understand the intellectual,

track enables students to build

full-length play, a screenplay, and

emotional, physical, vocal, and

vital skills in play analysis, define

a sample television script, some

psychological demands of indi-

and execute a given scenario,

of which may be workshopped

vidual performance in the current

and shape a production around

or produced. The program helps

professional world; build their

the director’s idea of the story of

students develop not only the

individual voices as performers

a play. A large part of the work

fundamental skills of craft and

and collaborators in the program

consists of exercises in interpre-

discipline but also self-awareness

and in the profession; and learn

tation, which is as much a part

and sensitivity to the range and

the skills they need to succeed in

of the storytelling process as

depth of human experience in

the profession.

motivating actors in a rehearsal.

the larger world. Like the other

Other important activities include

programs at Drama, Playwriting

collaborating dramaturgically

emphasizes collaboration, in

with a playwright to develop a

the belief that the best theater

script and learning to use classic

emerges from an intelligent and

texts to discover language, style,

passionate fusion of writing,

and stage composition.

directing, and acting.

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MFA Acting

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Studies on the production of short narrative films.


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Jeremy Irons and actor and faculty member Karen Ludwig in an intimate conversation with the School of Drama community.


featured faculty

Chris Shinn Obie Award–Winning Playwright

Stephen Karam Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Playwriting and Drama Critics Circle Winner

Daniel Aukin Winning Director

Tea Alagic

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Multiple Obie Award–

Notable Director (Romeo and Juliet and A Light Design)

Peter Jay Fernandez Notable Broadway Actor (Cyrano de Bergerac and Julius Caesar)

Jean E. Taylor Lincoln Center Institute,

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Teaching Artist


visiting artists

Students fine-tune the skills they’ll need to succeed professionally, learning directly from industry leaders and innovators whom most theater students will only read about. These include agents, managers, artistic directors, casting agents, publishers, and working playwrights, directors, and actors of the highest caliber.

Mark Ruffalo Sir Ian McKellen Sir Patrick Stewart Pam Mackinnon Lee Daniels Kristin Chenoweth Ethan Hawke Amy Herzog Tony Kushner Billy Crudup Sir David Hare Jon Robin Baitz Kathleen Chalfant

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Joe Mantello John Turturro Doug Hughes John Patrick Shanley Mandy Patinkin Josh Hamilton Lucie Arnaz Wallace Shawn Deborah Eisenberg James Lapine Craig Lucas

Mark Ruffalo, a School of Drama visiting artist, reads lines with a student at a workshop.


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Professional development The School of Drama’s Office of Professional Development is a direct conduit to New York City’s industry professionals. Students can participate in intimate seminars, intensive workshops, and colloquia that not only enrich their classroom training but create valuable networking opportunities and professional introductions—crucial for an emerging theater artist. Students acquire the skills needed beyond the craft to succeed professionally, learning directly from industry leaders: agents, managers, artistic directors, casting agents, publishers, and world-class working playwrights, directors, and actors, in addition to our own faculty of professionally employed artists and School of Drama alumni. This programming is unique to the School of Drama, which has an office solely dedicated to the

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professional development of its students and alumni.


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the accomplishments of our alumni Marlon Brando, academy award–winning actor Tennessee williams, pulitzer prize–winning playwright harry belafonte, tony award–winning actor, singer & activist bea arthur, emmy award– winning actor walter matthau, academy award–winning actor elaine stritch, emmy award–winning comedian lorraine hansberry, new york drama critics’ circle award–winning playwright JASON KIM, writer, HBO’s Girls NICK GANDIELLO, Playwriting Fellow, Page 73 Productions BEKAH BRUNSTETTER, Writer, fat kids on fire, abc family's switched at birth ADRIENNE C. MOORE, Actor, Orange is the New Black DANIEL PEARLE, laurents/ hatcher playwriting award recipient for a kid like jake andreas damm, actor, cbs person of interest JANINE NABERS, NY theatre workshop playwriting fellow, yale drama series prize winner MASHUQ DEEN, playwriting fellow at new dramatists SHERRI EDEN BARBER, artistic director of ricochet collective, drama league directors project fellow KIRYA TRABER, Lincoln Center Education Artist Fellow ELIZABETH CARLSON, Artistic Director, Naked Angels theater company Tony curtis, golden globe award–winning actor Rod steiger, academy award–winning actor


“Through my involvement with The New School’s Growing Up Locked Down conference—which focuses on the adverse effects of incarceration on American youth—I had the opportunity to facilitate theater workshops for the Justice League of New York City. And this year, The New School hosted the Legislative Theatre Festival for NYC’s Theatre of the Oppressed, an organization where I work with the homeless community, creating plays that shed light on systemic issues related to homelessness.”

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—Stevie Walker webb (Directing, MFA ’16)


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jazz break— tradition alongside 300 jazz students

between sets at New York’s greatest jazz clubs

down convention

toward finding your unique voice

through your barriers

into the scene

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Above and following pages: Jazz students play at Jazz Standard in NYC.


Imagine being mentored by the very musicians who inspired you to become one. Founded in 1986 by Arnie Lawrence, David Levy, and Paul Weinstein, the School of Jazz at The New School is renowned across the globe for its artist-as-mentor approach to learning. That means the world’s leading jazz and contemporary musicians—Peter Bernstein, Cecil Bridgewater, Jeff Carney, Jimmy Owens, and more— work one-on-one with you to produce groundbreaking music. Our mentors encourage you to explore your own talents, create from scratch, and reach across styles to develop new rhythms, new compositions, and new means of expression.

With more than 40 ensembles, the School of Jazz

offers you opportunities to play in clubs, concert halls, and other venues throughout New York, as well as festivals and exchange programs around the world. Start your professional performance career now through our Gig Office. We also have the largest music internship program in New York. You can work with top-level producers, editors, and recording artists. You can gain experience at Blue Note Records, WNYC Radio, Lincoln Center, and more. the latest details of the music industry’s operations.

You also have the opportunity to collaborate with

classical musicians and drama students within the College

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You will be constantly immersed in the newest music and

of Performing Arts as well as liberal arts scholars and

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designers across the university.


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Degrees at jazz All students at the School of Jazz pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts (four-year BFA) degree or the combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts (five-year BA/BFA) degrees.

Areas of Study

Ensemble Lists

In applying for admission, each student chooses instrumental or vocal performance as

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a concentration.

Applicants commonly audition for

Elective ensembles include

Acoustic Bass

Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra

Electric Bass

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

Cello

Brazilian Jazz Ensemble

Clarinet

Chick Corea Ensemble

Bass Clarinet

Coltrane Ensemble

Drums

Cross-Cultural Improvisation

Flute

Electric Miles Ensemble

Guitar

Herbie Hancock Ensemble

Harmonica

Indian Ensemble

Piano

Jazz Orchestra

Alto Saxophone

Live Electronica Orchestra

Tenor Saxophone

M-BASE Ensemble

Bari Saxophone

Monk Ensemble

Soprano Saxophone

Ornette Coleman Ensemble

Trumpet

Rhythm & Blues Ensemble

Trombone

Sonny Rollins Ensemble

Vibes

Super Trios

Violin

Wayne Shorter Ensemble

Voice

West African Heritage Ensemble

PHASE 1 Mariel Bildstein ’16 BFA Trombone Student

Major in Trombone Take— Ear-Training Brass Sight-Reading Improv Ensemble Private lessons with Elliot Mason Jazz History Narratives of Black Women (Liberal Arts)

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Start playing— Brazilian music Latin music Funk Classical World music


jazz Perform at— Jazz at Lincoln Center Carnegie Hall Carnegie Club Swing 46 Smalls

PHASE 4 Gig more and more Create groups Start teaching at nonprofit organizations

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PHASE 3


ARTIST AS MENTOR

Before there were jazz degree programs, music concentrations, required courses, and suggested electives, aspiring jazz musicians honed their craft by learning directly from the masters. One of the main reasons students choose our school over other music conservatories is our artist-as-mentor pedagogy. We attract top-ranked musicians, including Reggie Workman and Jane Ira Bloom, to our faculty. While other teachers might put you on a strict course of study, these legendary musicians become your mentors. They help you develop the confidence and knowledge to experiment, take risks, fail, take more risks, and find your own authentic style of self-expression. They work with students one-on-one, invite them to sit in on sets, and offer invaluable insight and inspiration. Students also have the opportunity to be mentored by the musician of their choice throughout the city. Here are some of the artists associated with the School of Jazz: Peter Bernstein,† guitar Cecil Bridgewater,* trumpet Jeff Carney,* bass Dave Glasser,* saxophone Aaron Goldberg, piano Wycliffe Gordon, trombone Richard Harper,* voice, trombone Vincent Herring, saxophone

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Ari Hoenig, drums Vic Juris,* guitar Elisabeth Lohninger,*† voice Tony Malaby, saxophone Jimmy Owens,* trumpet Rory Stuart,* guitar, composition Sam Yahel,† piano, organ Amir Ziv,*† drums

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Alumnus or alumna


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Legendary double bassist and faculty member Reggie Workman working with Yonatan Volchok.


Student Performance Opportunities Our students perform at more than 150 events every year. They play jazz clubs like Joe’s Pub, Jazz Standard, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and at cultural hotspots like The Morgan Library, the Neue Galerie, New York Live Arts, and the Highline. They’re in Union Square Park, Madison Square Park, and Hudson River Park. They perform on live radio at WBGO 88.3 FM and WBAI 99.5 FM. And every spring, six selected quartets go to the Bern international jazz festival in Switzerland. Our popular Gig Office manages the huge number of paying gigs

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A few examples of our talented alumni Kenyatta Beasley, Trumpet Miri Ben-Ari, Violin Lakecia Benjamin, Saxophone Peter Bernstein, Guitar Jesse boykins iii, voice and songwriter Otis Brown III, Drums Sharel Cassity, Saxophone Sarah Elizabeth Charles, voice Avishai Cohen, Bass Jonathan Finlayson, Trumpet Tomas Fujiwara, Drums Robert Glasper, Piano Larry Goldings, Composer and Songwriter Tatum Greenblatt, Trumpet Alan Hampton, Bass Keyon Harrold, Trumpet Gilad Hekselman, Guitar Carlos Henriquez, Bass Ali Jackson Drums JosĂŠ James, voice Matt Jorgensen, Drums Michael Kammers, Saxophone Ori Kaplan, Saxophone Greg Kurstin, Songwriter GrĂŠgoire Maret, Harmonica Brad Mehldau, Piano Camila Meza, Guitar Mike Moreno, Guitar Bilal Oliver, Voice John Popper, Voice Logan Richardson, Saxophone Jaz Sawyer, Drums Alex Skolnick, Guitar Becca Stevens, Voice Loren Stillman, Saxophone E.J. Strickland Drums Marcus Strickland, Saxophone Brianna Thomas, voice Chris Tordini, Bass Manuel Valera Jr., Piano and Composer Yonatan Volchok, Trombone Jamire Williams, Drums Spike Wilner, Piano Sam Yahel, Piano


“At The New School, I got more than a solid foundation in jazz—I had the chance to design exactly the education I wanted. Having the support of esteemed classroom faculty, the freedom to study with musicians throughout New York City, and the resources of a progressive research university, I had many opportunities to pursue my interests and study with my favorite living drummers. That doesn’t happen anywhere else.”

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—Christopher Copland (Drums, BFA ’15)


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Financial Aid

Housing isn’t just four walls and

We want you to enjoy yourself,

The New School is for students

a roof. It’s an opportunity to form

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bonds, ease the transition from

easy adjustment to college life.

We help fund institutional schol-

home to college, learn to appre-

We are here so that you don’t

arships, fellowships, grants, and

ciate differences, and make new

have to do it alone. If you have

stipends as part of a comprehen-

friends for life. Our five residences

questions, we have answers, on

sive financial aid program. We

extend from Greenwich Village

these topics and more:

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to Chelsea and offer a nurturing, supportive environment for

Athletics and recreation

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every student as well as many

Health and wellness

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Meal plans

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activities. We guarantee housing to every incoming freshman who applies by the housing deadline.

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will automatically be considered for merit aid on the basis of academic and artistic ability. Students interested in applying for government and institutional financial assistance programs must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using The New School’s code of 002780. File this application electronically at fafsa.ed.gov. You can email your questions to

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International student and scholar services

We want your experience at The

We welcome students from

New School to be rewarding and

around the world. Whether you

inspiring, one you look back on

are an international student or

with satisfaction. We are here to

scholar or an exchange visitor,

help you make that happen.

you are joining a diverse and thriving academic and artistic

Our advisors can guide your aca-

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Providing expertise and support throughout the U.S. visa application process and

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Advising incoming students and scholars on higher education practices in the United States and other cultural adjustment issues

Supporting U.S. students seeking to study abroad through Fulbright programs

Providing excellent international student programs at The New School and with other institutions in New York City and in other countries

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(Un)Silent Film Night featured Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant, accompanied by ensembles from Mannes School of Music and the School of Jazz.


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Orchestra. The recital shown above reached out to new audiences through a combination of music, digital animation, and innovative performance wear.

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The Future of Orchestral Garments was a collaboration between Mannes School of Music, Parsons School of Design, and the Baltimore Symphony


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School of Drama students perform in Bertolt Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle.


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John L. Tishman Auditorium in The New School's University Center.


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Experience the life of a Performing Arts student—tomorrow. Visit and see it all for yourself.

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Mannes Prep welcomes students ages 4–18, from absolute beginners through advanced students aspiring to professional careers. Each student’s curriculum is individually tailored to age and level. newschool.edu/mannes/prep


Keep this book so that you can look back and remember ‌ ‌ this is the moment the world became your stage.


A few facts that

The new school

set us apart

at A GLANCE

#1 FOR SMALL CLASSES: Among national

• Founded in 1919.

universities, The New School had the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students. 2015, U.S. News & World Report #1 ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL: Parsons School of Design was named the Best College for Art and

• Located in the heart of NYC in Greenwich Village, with a branch campus in Paris. • Houses five schools and colleges. • Offers 151 degree and diploma programs and majors and more than 49 minors.

Design in the United States.

• Has more than 10,000 degree-seeking students.

2015, Quacquarelli Symonds World

• Students come from all 50 states and 115

University Rankings #1 MOST INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY: We have a higher percentage of international students than any other U.S. university.

foreign countries. • The New School offers a range of graduate programs. See details at newschool.edu/academics.

2014, U.S. News & World Report

Membership and Accreditation

#1 FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING: The

The New School is a member of the

American Institute of Architects named the New School University Center one of the greenest buildings in the United States—and it’s the largest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified urban university building.

Association of American Colleges and Universities and is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The information published here represents the plans of the university at the time of publication and does not constitute an irrevocable contract between the student and The New School. The university reserves the right to change without notice any matter contained in this publication, including but not limited to tuition, fees, policies, degrees, programs, names of programs, course offerings, academic activities, academic requirements, facilities, faculty, and administrators. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute a student’s acceptance of the administration’s rights as set forth above. For important information including accreditation, student rights, campus safety statistics, and tuition and fees, visit newschool.edu/your-right-to-know. The New School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Published 2016 by The New School. Produced by Marketing and Communication, The New School. Front gatefold image: School of Drama students adapted William Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy in a Butoh-inspired setting. Photo credits: Eugenia Ames, Erich Auerbach/Hulton Archive, Getty Images (Aaron Copland), Jessica Bal, David Barron, Khaki Bedford, Alexander Berg, Ryan Blum-Kryzstal, Kasia Broussalian, Yuti Chang, Ben Ferrari, Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos (Marlon Brando), Bob Handelman, Jeffrey Paul Kraus, Conway Liao, Matthew Mathews, Jessica Miller, Carrie E. Neal, David Ordovsky, Jacob Arthur Pritchard, Martin Seck, Matthew Septimus, Michael Skinner, Jerry Speier, Matthew Sussman, Scott Wynn


performing arts Programs college of

SCHOOL OF DRAMA

performing arts

Bachelor’s Program

Arts Management and

Dramatic Arts BFA

Entrepreneurship MA

Integrated training in acting, directing, playwriting, aesthetic inquiry, design,

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and new dramatic media

OF MUSIC

Master's Programs

Bachelor’s Programs

Acting MFA

Composition BM

Directing MFA

Guitar BM Harpsichord BM Orchestral Conducting BM Orchestral Instruments BM Piano BM Theory BM Voice BM

Master's Programs Collaborative Piano: Vocal MM Composition MM Guitar MM

Playwriting MFA

SCHOOL OF JAZZ Bachelor’s Programs Jazz and Contemporary Music BFA Jazz and Contemporary Music Dual Degree BA/BFA Concentrations in Composition, in Instrument, and in Vocal. Areas of study include Bass; Drum; Guitar; Piano; Saxophone; Strings; Trumpet, Trombone, and Horn; Voice; and Other Instruments.

Harpsichord MM Orchestral Conducting MM Orchestral Instruments MM

Performing Arts students can benefit from

Piano MM

attending this comprehensive university.

Theory MM

They can take courses at Eugene Lang College of

Voice MM

Liberal Arts, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Media Studies and collaborate with students at The New School for Social Research and the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.


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