• Count Me In

    Count Me In meets the needs of New York City middle school singers, many of whom have never studied music before and whose schools do not have established choral programs. Students from across the city receive afterschool instruction and training in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing, preparing them to audition for arts high schools. Meanwhile, school staff and parents attend informational sessions to learn more about how to support their young musicians. Carnegie Hall also supports the middle schools themselves, providing training and mentorship designed to help these schools establish and build their own programs.

    Space is limited, so we recommend that applications be submitted as soon as possible and prior to the start of September. All students and parents must complete the application as well as take part in a short interview with Carnegie Hall staff.

  • Count Me In 2017 (Stefan Cohen)

  • Fall 2017

    Please refer to Program Information and Frequently Asked Questions for more information. If you have additional questions, email futuremusicproject@carnegiehall.org

    Sessions are for 60 eighth-grade students who are committed to auditioning for performing arts high schools. Students can apply to Count Me In with the online application form available in the spring of 2017.

    Students will

    • gain valuable experience about how to successfully audition for vocal programs at music high schools
    • learn the songs and skills required for auditions
    • participate in mock auditions
    • connect with vocal directors at local high schools and at a parent information night
    • participate in a master class with an opera singer
    • receive all repertoire needed to complete their auditions

    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
    • include free snacks


    Applicants must indicate which section of the program they are interested in attending in their application. All classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4–5:30 PM.