To sign up for Musical Explorers, each teacher must apply online. If your school has multiple participating teachers (those attending the professional development workshops and teaching the program), please have each teacher apply separately online. Only teachers implementing the program directly with students are considered participating teachers, and must apply, attend the required professional development workshops, and attend the concerts.
The Musical Explorers application period opens on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Interested teachers can complete the application by clicking the red "Apply Now" button. The application closes on Friday, September 9, 2016, or when concerts have reached capacity.
No. Musical Explorers is a yearlong program and participation in both semesters is required.
Each participating teacher should apply individually online. 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 who work 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.
Each year, we ask teachers to increase their availability by picking both a first and second choice concert. In the event that we have received your complete application but are unable to seat your school for your first choice concert date, we will automatically attempt to seat your school for your second choice concert date. Please hold both your first and second choice concert dates until you receive confirmation from Carnegie Hall.
Please note that after Friday, October 7, 2016, the number of students on your application cannot be adjusted, nor can refunds be issued. Please plan accordingly when applying. Contact Carnegie Hall staff a firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-903-9670 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 is due by Tuesday, January 31, 2017. For schools paying via purchase order, a copy of the order must be submitted by this date via fax to 212-903-0758 or via email to email@example.com.
Tours are available by reservation. Visit the Carnegie Hall’s tours page for more information.
Carnegie Hall will confirm your Musical Explorers concert dates by mid-June 2016. If you have not yet heard from Carnegie Hall regarding your Musical Explorers concerts 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 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.
Schools may bring no more than one chaperone per 10 students, free of charge. 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 themselves, for a total of 34 seats. Please note that parents and other adults cannot purchase individual tickets themselves, nor can student seats be substituted for adults.
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 “Meet the Artists” section 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 email all suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email Carnegie Hall staff at email@example.com to find out how you can help.
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