Mannes is currently under the ownership of The New School, a pretentious, poorly administered university system based in lower Manhattan that always succeeds at making itself look better than it actually is. Fortunately, Mannes is one of the more independent schools currently owned by The New School, even if it still has to bear the mark of the university system's name in its "proper", verbose title: "Mannes College The New School for Music"
Became a devout Byron Janis fan
Wrote he, “Who can learn me
To master my Czerny?”
Replied pianist Janis, “The Mannes can.”
Violinist (applying for a job): "I hold a B.M. from the Mannes College of Music in violin performance."
Interviewer: "How do you feel this school has helped you as a performer?"
Violinist: "Well, I still sound like I did when I was a sophomore in high school, but at least now I can read in seven clefs!"
The Techniques of Music classes at Mannes really kicked my ass...but thankfully now I can sightread 5 staffs at a time.