Mannes Teacher Awarded for Fresh Take on Classical Voices

The American Academy of Arts and Letters (the Academy) will give the first-ever Virgil Thomson Award for Vocal Music to Mannes The New School for Music composition faculty member, Lowell Liebermann. Named for a Pulitzer Prize recipient and Kennedy Center ... read more

Novelist Zadie Smith to Speak at 2014 Commencement

With just 70 days to go before graduation, The New School has announced this year’s commencement keynote speaker and honorary degree recipients. Acclaimed author Zadie Smith will deliver the address while Neil Blumenthal, CEO and founder of Warby Parker; filmmaker ... read more

On Violas and Sports Cars

The principal viola for the Mannes Orchestra has an unusual interest given her chosen field. She’s also an auto enthusiast. That became clear in the first minute after sitting down with the New_S. “If the violin is a sedan, then ... read more