The Musical Explorers application period for 2013–2014 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 2013-2014 season of Musical Explorers is due on September 20, 2013. After this point, applicants will no longer be able to attend a mandatory Professional Development Workshop.
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 workshop, and attend the concerts. Teachers attending the concerts but not implementing the curriculum are considered chaperones. Please call 212-903-9670 with questions.
This year, we are asking teachers to expand their availability by picking both a first and second choice for concerts. Concerts fill up on a first-come, first-served basis, and occasionally that means that concerts sell out. In the event that we are unable to seat your school in your first choice concert date, we will automatically attempt to seat your school for your second choice concert. Please hold both your first and second choice concert dates until you receive confirmation of concert date and time from Carnegie Hall.
Please note that after October 28, 2013, 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.
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Payment via credit card, personal or school check is due by December 20, 2013. For schools paying via purchase order, a copy of your PO must be submitted by December 20, 2013 via fax to 212-903-0758 or via email 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 28, 2013. 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 the Musical Explorers professional development workshops regardless of past participation in the program. Teachers who do not attend the required PD session will forfeit participation in the program.
This elective PD workshop will serve as an enrichment opportunity to meet some of the Musical Explorers Spring artists, explore the spring repertoire, and share best practices with fellow Musical Explorers teachers. It is NOT a requirement of the program, but we highly encourage you to attend!
All Musical Explorers professional development workshops take place at The DiMenna Center, 450 W. 37th, between 9th and 10th Ave.
There are several parking garages located near the DiMenna Center. The easiest way to find these is to visit Best Parking.
Musical Explorers materials will arrive within two to three weeks of your attendance at the Link Up professional development workshop and submission of a completed Letter of Agreement. 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.
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 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*
Buses should pick up students on the east side of Seventh Avenue, between 57th and 59th Streets, facing south.
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.
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 W. 57th Streets.
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