The Musical Explorers application period for 2014–2015 is now open! Click the red “Apply Now” button to fill out an application. If your school has multiple participating teachers (those attending the professional development workshops and teaching the program), please have each teacher apply separately online.
The application for the 2014–2015 season of Musical Explorers is due on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. After this point, applicants will no longer be able to attend the mandatory professional development workshops.
No. Musical Explorers is a yearlong program and participation in both semesters is required.
If your school has multiple participating teachers (those attending the professional development workshops and teaching the program), please have each teacher apply separately online. Please call 212-903-9670 with questions.
No. Musical Explorers is designed for both music teachers and general classroom teachers working with students in grades K–2.
Only teachers implementing the curriculum directly with students are considered participating teachers and must register, attend the required professional development workshops, and attend the concerts. Teachers attending the concerts but not implementing the curriculum are considered chaperones. Please call 212-903-9670 with questions.
Please note that after October 31, 2014, the number of students on your application cannot be adjusted, nor can refunds be issued. Please plan accordingly when applying. Contact Carnegie Hall staff at 212-903-9670 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The teacher fee for Musical Explorers is $50 and each student is $6. One chaperone per 10 students is included free of charge.
Carnegie Hall can accept payment via:
Payment via credit card, personal or school check is due by January 16, 2015. For schools paying via purchase order, a copy of your PO must be submitted by January 16, 2015, via fax to 212-903-0758 or via e-mail to email@example.com.
Tours are available by reservation if you are interested in seeing more of Carnegie Hall before or after your Musical Explorers concert. Visit the tours page.
Carnegie Hall should have confirmed your Musical Explorers concert dates by October 24, 2014. If you have not yet heard from Carnegie Hall regarding your Musical Explorers concert by then, please contact Carnegie Hall staff at 212-903-9670.
Yes, every participating teacher is required to attend both Musical Explorers professional development workshops regardless of past participation in the program. Teachers who do not attend the required PD sessions will forfeit participation in the program.
Yes. Every participating teacher is required to attend both a fall and spring professional development workshop in order to participate in Musical Explorers. Each workshop will focus on the artists and materials featured in the semester immediately following the workshop. Teachers who do not attend both of the required PD sessions will forfeit participation in the program.
All Musical Explorers professional development workshops take place in the Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall. The entrance is at 154 West 57th Street (at Seventh Avenue), just east of the main entrance to Carnegie Hall. Directions to Carnegie Hall can be found here.
There are several parking garages located near Carnegie Hall. The easiest way to find these is to visit Best Parking.
In order to receive Musical Explorers materials, participating teachers must:
Participating teachers can expect to receive their materials two to three weeks after these requirements are met. Participating teachers, please note that materials will not be sent out until you have completed the required professional development workshop and your completed Letter of Agreement is on file at Carnegie Hall.
All participating teachers are encouraged to browse our Digital Library for additional resources relating to Musical Explorers, and to explore the Music Educators Toolbox for free, open-source resources for music educators and administrators.
Your Musical Explorers ticket (one ticket per participating teacher per semester with your confirmed numbers of students and chaperones) will be mailed to you approximately one month before both your confirmed fall and spring concert dates.
One chaperone is included for every 10 students. For example, if a teacher enrolls a class of 30 students, he or she will automatically receive 30 student seats, three chaperone seats, and one seat for him/herself, a total of 34 seats. Please note that parents/adults may not purchase individual tickets themselves.
No, parents may not purchase tickets to Musical Explorers. If parents are interested in attending, they must attend with their child’s class as a chaperone.
No. In accordance with Carnegie Hall’s policies, photography and videography are strictly prohibited.
Buses should drop off and pick up students on the east side of Seventh Avenue, between 57th and 59th streets, facing south.
Please note: Buses cannot wait in front of Carnegie Hall during the concert.
Doors open 30 minutes before each Musical Explorers concert. As these events are general admission (no assigned seats), the earlier you arrive, the closer you will be to the stage. Entry to the hall will not be granted earlier than 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Please consult the back of your Teacher Guide or visit the Carnegie Hall Digital Library.
Please consult your Teacher Guide or visit the Carnegie Hall Digital Library.
If the weather is nice, Central Park is only two blocks away. There is also a public atrium between Sixth and Seventh avenues with entrances on West 56th and West 57th streets.
Please e-mail all suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please e-mail Carnegie Hall staff at email@example.com to find out how you can help.