Clara Mannes (born Clara Damrosch; 12 December 1869, Breslau, Silesia – 16 March 1948, New York City) was a German-born American musician and music educator. She and her brother Frank Damrosch also taught at the Veltin School for Girls in Manhattan. With her husband, David Mannes, she founded the Mannes College The New School for Music in 1916 (then simply the David Mannes Music School).
Mannes was born in Breslau. Her mother, Helene von Heimburg, was a former opera singer, and her father was conductor Leopold Damrosch. Her siblings were conductors Frank Damrosch and Walter Damrosch. Her parents were Lutheran (her paternal grandfather was Jewish).
- "The MacDowell Colony" (PDF). Signature: 27. June 2008. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Mannes-Damrosch collection
- Martin, G.W. (1983). The Damrosch Dynasty: America's First Family of Music. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 9780395344088. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- Damrosch, L.; Agócs, K. (2005). Symphony in A major. 54. A-R Editions. ISBN 9780895795823. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- James, E.T.; James, J.W.; Boyer, P.S.; Radcliffe College (1971). Notable American Women, 1607–1950: A Biographical Dictionary. 3. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. pp. 1–490. ISBN 9780674627345. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
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