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Welcome Back to School from Carnegie Hall

Early September means school is back in session. Welcome back! At Carnegie Hall, we believe that music should be an essential part of life for everyone. We have put that belief into practice through the Weill Music Institute's music education programs. This semester, there are many opportunities for students, music educators, and young professional musicians, and we'd like to let you know about a few important deadlines and dates coming up soon. We hope you'll join us for an exciting 2011–2012 school year!

2010 Song Continues Workshop 

Apply for the Transient Glory® symposium by November 15, 2011. Photo by Stephanie Berger.

Upcoming Deadlines and Important Dates

Grades 3–5

September 21: Music educators in the New York City area can register their classes for Link Up: The Orchestra Moves, offering students the chance to explore orchestral repertoire while playing the recorder and/or violin, singing, composing, and performing in a culminating concert at Carnegie Hall.

Students of all ages

September 20: This is the first registration day for students looking to participate in The Achievement Program, a national set of musical standards for people studying music across the US. Carnegie Hall is proud to partner with The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto on this dynamic program.

Teen musicians

September 19: The Musical Exchange online community will be kicking off its 2011–2012 season projects next week, starting with Ragas to Rock:Translating Musical Traditions, an exploration of reinterpreting traditional music through performance and artistic collaboration, led by vocalists Samita Sinha and Julia Ulehla, and guitarist Aram Bajakian.

Young professional musicians

September 30: Solo pianists are invited to apply for an intensive weeklong workshop, master class, and culminating concert at Weill Recital Hall with Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist András Schiff, focusing on the piano suites of Bach and Bartók. Auditors are welcome.
October 14: Apply or audit a series of master classes led by Christina Pluhar and Carnegie Hall Perspectives ensemble L'Arpeggiata, delving into the work of ensemble performance, improvisation, and accompanying vocals for baroque singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles.
November 1: Selected woodwind and brass players will explore orchestral repertoire in two days of remarkable master classes with members of the Berlin Philharmonic. Those interested may submit an application to audit or participate in the workshop.
December 1: The Academy, a competitive two-year fellowship awarded to some of "the brightest, most promising postgraduate musicians" in the world, is seeking fellows for the 2012–2014 seasons. Extraordinary musicians with a deep commitment to education and community engagement are invited to apply and audition.

Independent music educators

Ongoing: The Achievement Program offers free Teacher Information Sessions—complete with a complimentary resource package worth more than $100—across the country. Find out how you can utilize this rigorous course of study in your work with students. 

Conductors of youth choirs

November 15: Be part of the future of choral music. Apply to take part in the Transient Glory® symposium—selected fellows participate in dynamic master classes and seminars, conduct the Young People's Chorus of New York City™, and partner with a composer for an in-depth study of a new composition for young voices.

Here's to a remarkable 2011–2012!

Weill Music Institute
The Achievement Program


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