• 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.

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

    Fall 2015

    Applications are now closed, please contact secondaryschoolprograms@carnegiehall.org for more information about the Fall 2016 program.

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

    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. The sections meet on the following dates:

    Sections 1 and 2:
    Mondays and Wednesdays
    Sections 3 and 4:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 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.