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Frequently Asked Questions


Registration and Payment

How can my school sign up for Musical Explorers?
When is registration due for Musical Explorers?
May I register for one semester only of Musical Explorers?
How many teachers can sign up for Musical Explorers via online registration?
Do you have to be a music teacher to implement Musical Explorers?
My school signed up for Musical Explorers, but another teacher at the school is implementing the curriculum with my students. Do I have to register and attend professional development workshops?
My class size went up or down since I registered. What do I do?
How much does Musical Explorers cost?
What methods of payment are accepted for Musical Explorers?
When is payment due for Musical Explorers?
How can my school find out more about Carnegie Hall's Musical Explorers Residency Program?
Is it possible for my class to see more of Carnegie Hall before or after my Musical Explorers concert?
When will Carnegie Hall confirm my Musical Explorers concert date and time?

How can my school sign up for Musical Explorers?
Please note that registration is closed for season 2010–2011. To sign up for Musical Explorers in 2011–2012, teachers will be able to register online starting April 11, 2011. If your school has multiple participating teachers (those attending the professional development workshops and implementing the program), please have each teacher register separately online. Call 212-903-9673 for assistance.

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When is registration due for Musical Explorers?
Please note that registrations are closed for season 2010–2011. Registration for Musical Explorers 2011–2012 (with final student numbers) is due September 5, 2011. Any registrations received past this date will be added to a waitlist and only enrolled if space permits. In the event that a space opens up, teachers will be notified directly by Carnegie Hall staff.

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May I register for only one semester of Musical Explorers?
No. Musical Explorers is a yearlong program, and participation in both semesters is required.

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How many teachers can sign up for Musical Explorers via online registration?
Please note that registration is closed for season 2010–2011. Starting April 11, 2011, each teacher participating in Musical Explorers should register individually online. If your school has multiple participating teachers (those attending the professional development workshops and teaching the program), please have each teacher register separately online. Please call 212-903-9673 with questions.

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Do you have to be a music teacher to implement Musical Explorers?
No. Musical Explorers is designed for both music teachers and general classroom teachers working with students in grades K–2.

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My school signed up for Musical Explorers, but another teacher at the school is implementing the curriculum with my students. Do I have to register and attend professional development workshops?
Only teachers implementing the curriculum directly with students are considered participating teachers, who must register, attend the required professional development workshops, and attend the concert. Teachers attending the concerts but not implementing the curriculum are considered chaperones. Please call 212-903-9673 with questions.

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My class size went up or down since I registered. What do I do?
Please note that after October 17, 2011, the number of students on your registration cannot be adjusted, nor can refunds be issued. Please plan accordingly when registering. Contact Carnegie Hall staff at 212-903-9673 via email at musicalexplorers@carnegiehall.org with questions.

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How much does Musical Explorers cost?
The teacher fee for Musical Explorers is $50, and the student fee is $6. Concert tickets for one chaperone per 10 students are included free of charge.

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What methods of payment are accepted for Musical Explorers?
Please note, applications are currently closed. When registration opens April 11, 2011, Carnegie Hall can accept payment via:

  • personal check
  • school check
  • cash
  • download credit card form (NEW!)
  • purchase order (A copy of the purchase order must be sent to us via fax at 212-903-0758 or via email at musicalexplorers@carnegiehall.org by January 9, 2012.)


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    When is payment due for Musical Explorers?
    PPayment via credit card, personal or school check is due by January 9, 2012. For schools paying via purchase order, a copy of your PO must be submitted by January 9, 2012 via fax to 212-903-0758 or via email to musicalexplorers@carnegiehall.org. Payment for Musical Explorers in full is due by May 1, 2012.

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    How can my school find out more about Carnegie Hall's Musical Explorers Residency Program? Visit the School Residency Program page.

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    Is it possible for my class to see more of Carnegie Hall before or after my Musical Explorers concert?
    There are tours available by reservation if you are interested in seeing more of Carnegie Hall before or after your Musical Explorers concert. Visit the tours page.

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    When will Carnegie Hall confirm my Musical Explorers concert date and time?
    Carnegie Hall will confirm your Musical Explorers concert dates by October 17, 2011. If you have not yet heard from Carnegie Hall regarding your Musical Explorers concerts by October 15, 2010, please contact Carnegie Hall staff at 212-903-9673.

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    Professional Development Workshops

    I participated in Musical Explorers last year. Do I still need to attend this year's workshops?
    Do teachers have to attend both of the Musical Explorers workshops (fall and spring)?
    Where are the Musical Explorers workshops, and how do I get there?
    Where is parking located near Carroll Studios?

    I participated in Musical Explorers last year. Do I still need to attend this year's workshops?
    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 both required workshop sessions will forfeit participation in the program.

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    Do teachers have to attend both of the Musical Explorers workshops (fall and spring)?
    Yes, attendance is required at both Musical Explorers Professional Development Workshops. The curriculum, concert content, activities, and repertoire change each semester. Teachers who do not attend both required workshop sessions will forfeit participation in the program.

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    Where are the Musical Explorers workshops, and how do I get there?
    All Musical Explorers Professional Development Workshops take place at Carroll Studios, located at 625 West 55th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues.

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    Where is parking located near Carroll Studios?
    There are several parking garages located near Carroll Studios. The easiest way to find these is to visit Best Parking. This website provides you with an estimate of how much it will cost and locations. There is also parking located on the east side of 11th Avenue (West End Avenue) between 57th and 58th Streets, at 622 West 57th Street between 11th and 12th avenues, or at 641 West 59th Street between West End Avenue (same thing as 11th Avenue) and 12th Avenue.

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    Materials


    When will I receive my Musical Explorers materials?
    Your Musical Explorers materials will arrive within two to three weeks of your attending the fall Musical Explorers professional development workshop. Please note that materials will not be sent out until you have completed the required professional development workshop.

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    Concerts

    When will I receive my Musical Explorers tickets?
    How many parents/adults may I bring to the Musical Explorers concerts?
    May parents purchase tickets to Musical Explorers?
    May I take photos and videos at the Musical Explorers concerts?
    What instructions should I give to my bus drivers for the Musical Explorers concerts?
    When do the doors open for the Musical Explorers concerts? When should I arrive?


    When will I receive my Musical Explorers tickets?
    Your Musical Explorers ticket (one ticket per participating teacher per semester) will be mailed to you approximately one month before both your confirmed fall and spring concert dates.

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    How many parents/adults may I bring to the Musical Explorers concerts?
    One chaperone ticket 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.

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    May parents purchase tickets to Musical Explorers?
    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.

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    May I take photos and videos at the Musical Explorers concerts?
    No. In accordance with Carnegie Hall's policies, photography and videography are strictly prohibited.

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    What instructions should I give to my bus drivers for the Musical Explorers concerts?
    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.

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    When do the doors open for the Musical Explorers concerts? When should I arrive?
    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.

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    Artist Information


    Where can I find more information about the Musical Explorers artists?
    Please consult the back of your Teacher Guide or visit the Carnegie Hall Online Resource Center.

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    Other Information

    Where can I find additional information about the Musical Explorers repertoire?
    Where can my students eat lunch before or after the Musical Explorers concert?
    I have suggestions for Carnegie Hall regarding Musical Explorers. How can I share them?
    I'm interested in helping with Carnegie Hall's ongoing program assessment project. What should I do?

    Where can I find more information about the Musical Explorers artists?
    Please consult the back of your Teacher Guide or visit the Carnegie Hall Online Resource Center.

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    Where can I find additional information about the Musical Explorers repertoire?
    Please consult the back of your Teacher Guide or visit the Carnegie Hall Online Resource Center.

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    Where can my students eat lunch before or after the Musical Explorers concert?
    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 56th and 57th Streets.

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    I have suggestions for Carnegie Hall regarding Musical Explorers. How can I share them?
    Please e-mail all suggestions to feedback@carnegiehall.org.

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    I'm interested in helping with Carnegie Hall's ongoing program assessment project. What should I do?
    Please e-mail Carnegie Hall staff at musicalexplorers@carnegiehall.org to find out how you can help.

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