In order to be eligible for the ESL + Music program, students must first apply to a Mannes degree program.
Proficiency examinations in English and Techniques of Music (music theory, ear training, dictation, and piano) and a live audition are required of all applicants. Students must test at level 3 (low intermediate) or higher in English to be admitted.
Note: The ESL + Music program fulfills the English language proficiency requirement for beginning study at Mannes. Most students take one or two semesters of ESL + Music before beginning their degree.
To confirm your enrollment in this noncredit program, you must apply to the ESL + Music program: Complete and submit your application.
Once you are approved, the Center for English Language Studies will send you a letter notifying you of your acceptance to ESL + Music.
Students are encouraged to apply to ESL + Music as soon as possible, so that they can begin the F1 visa/I-20 application process.