• Count Me In

    Count Me In meets the needs of New York City middle school singers, many of whom have never studied music before and whose schools do not have established choral programs. Students from across the city receive afterschool instruction and training in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing, preparing them to audition for arts high schools. Meanwhile, school staff and parents attend informational sessions to learn more about how to support their young musicians. Carnegie Hall also supports the middle schools themselves, providing training and mentorship designed to help these schools establish and build their own programs.

    Space is limited, so we recommend that applications be submitted as soon as possible and prior to the start of September. All students and parents must complete the application as well as take part in a short interview with Carnegie Hall staff.

    Please note that you will be required to create a carnegiehall.org account to apply. Please click the "Apply Now" button to be prompted to the page to create an account.


  • You’ve always wanted to learn how to sing—now’s your chance!

    Fall 2016

    Please refer to Program Details and Frequently Asked Questions for more information. For questions not listed, e-mail secondaryschoolprograms@carnegiehall.org.

    Sessions are for eighth-grade students who are committed to auditioning for performing arts high schools. Students may apply for Count Me In with online application available this Spring.

    Students will

    • gain valuable experience about how to successfully audition for music high schools.
    • learn the songs and skills required for auditions.
    • participate in mock auditions.
    • connect with vocal directors at local high schools and community choirs.

    All Count Me In sessions

    • take place in The Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall.
    • are free, and MetroCards are provided.
    • allow you to earn a Count Me In certificate for perfect attendance for your resume.


    Applicants must indicate which section of the program they are interested in attending in their application. For Fall 2016, sections will meet on the following dates:

    Sections 1 and 2:
    Mondays and Wednesdays

    Monday, September 19
    Wednesday, September 21
    Monday, September 26
    Wednesday, September 28
    No class on October 3 for Rosh Hashanah
    Wednesday, October 5
    No class on October 10 for Columbus Day
    Tuesday, October 11
    No class on October 12 for Yom Kippur
    Monday, October 17
    Wednesday, October 19
    Monday, October 24

    Final Concert: TBD

    Sections 3 and 4:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Tuesday, September 20
    Thursday, September 22
    Tuesday, September 27
    Thursday, September 29
    No class on October 4 for Rosh Hashanah
    No class on October 6
    Tuesday, October 11
    Thursday, October 13
    Tuesday, October 18
    Thursday, October 20
    Tuesday, October 25

    Final Concert: TBD

  • Apply

    In order to apply, you will need to sign in to your Carnegie Hall account or create a new one. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about signing in and/or creating an account.

    Please have the following information prepared before applying:

    • Student name
    • Parent/Guardian name and email
    • Guidance counselor name, email, and phone
    • A list of schools you plan to apply to
  • Major funding for Count Me In is provided by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

    Public support for Count Me In is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.