• Count Me In Program Information


    Count Me In Fall 2016

    Primary Goal

    Audition Preparation: To guide interested eighth graders and their support systems of administrators and families toward deeper musical engagement through preparation for auditions at performing arts high schools or other community arts organizations.

    Program Structure

    Count Me In will serve eighth grade students in every borough throughout New York City in Fall 2016. These students should be committed to auditioning for performing arts high schools. The program consists of eight 90-minute sessions that take place twice a week after school in September and October. Sessions will include

    • individual coaching and mentorship
    • a mock audition to take place during a session (10 minutes per student)
    • a final recital for friends and family at Carnegie Hall

    Benefits of Count Me In

    Students who complete Count Me In will

    • learn basic vocal and sight-singing skills
    • receive professional coaching on the audition process
    • perform for their peers and parents
    • obtain Count Me In certification, which can be listed on high school applications
    • meet some of the top vocal conductors and vocal professionals from throughout the city

    Partnership Schools will

    • recruit students who are committed to attending all eight workshops and who have a desire to attend a performing arts high school
    • identify a coordinator at the school to assist with program implementation
    • assist Carnegie Hall in arranging transportation for students
    • ensure that all application forms are completed by the deadline of September 14
    • provide parental or guardian contact information for selected students
    • communicate regularly with Carnegie Hall staff regarding student participation
    Interested individuals will
    • be interested in auditioning for and attending a New York City performing arts high school
    • attend all workshops and come prepared with provided materials
    • provide contact information of a parent or guardian
    • complete the online Application Form by the deadline of September 14
    • communicate regularly with Carnegie Hall staff and vocal directors on participation