• Count Me In Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Count Me In?

    Carnegie Hall's Count Me In is a free audition-prep program for middle school students without music training in their schools.  Students from schools in all boroughs come to sessions in the Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall, where they study singing with some of the best teachers in New York City.  

    Who will participate?

    Count Me In will work with eighth-grade students who plan on auditioning for performing arts high schools. Students can come from existing partner middle schools or as individuals from all neighborhoods of New York City. Students should have the support of their parents and be enrolled at a NYC public middle school.

    Who will lead the workshops?

    Workshops will be led by a high-energy, engaging professional vocal teacher who can demand excellence in an inspiring manner and who is familiar with the developmental needs of middle-school-aged students.

    Where will these workshops take place?

    Workshops will take place in the Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall. Metrocards will be provided by Carnegie Hall for any students who need them.

    What are the costs associated with Count Me In?

    Count Me In is FREE. Carnegie Hall will cover the costs of music and assist with transportation for students.

    When will these workshops take place?

    Fall workshops will take place twice a week after-school over an intensive five-week period in September and October. For specific dates and times, please see the application form under the "Apply Now" button.

    How can my school participate in Count Me In?

    Count Me In is designed to serve eighth graders who do not have audition-prep programs. For the 2015–2016 school year, we will be offering this program in in The Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall during after-school hours. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Application Form and email us at secondaryschoolprograms@carnegiehall.org.

    How successful are you in getting students placed at performing arts high schools?

    In each of its first two years, Count Me In helped to connect 68% of auditioning students to arts-focused high schools.  We have had students accepted at Brooklyn High School of the Arts, Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Fordham High School for the Arts, Forest Hills High School, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Professional Performing Arts High School, the Special Music School and more.