• Count Me In

    The Count Me In afterschool initiative provides support to New York City middle school singers looking to continue their musical growth at performing arts high schools. Starting in late September and meeting twice a week for five weeks, students from across the city receive vocal instruction and training, preparing them for auditions to performing arts high schools starting in November 2015. Meanwhile, school staff and parents attend informational sessions to learn more about how to support their young musicians as they transition to the arts high school environment. All Count Me In sessions take place in Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing. 

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

    Fall 2015

    Applications are now closed, please contact secondaryschoolprograms@carnegiehall.org to be put on a wait list.

    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

    Monday, September 28
    Wednesday, September 30
    Monday, October 5
    Wednesday, October 7
    Break: Columbus Day, Monday October 12
    Wednesday, October 14
    Monday, October 19
    Wednesday, October 21
    Monday, October 26
    Final Concert: Wednesday, October 28

    Sections 3 and 4:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Tuesday, September 29
    Thursday, October 1
    Tuesday, October 6
    Thursday, October 8
    Tuesday, October 13
    Thursday, October 15
    Tuesday, October 20
    Thursday, October 22
    Final Concert: Thursday, October 27

  • 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.