The process to sign up for Musical Explorers is two-fold: There is the Application and the Registration. The Application phase will ask you to submit background information about your school culture, distinguishing characteristics, additional arts learning and partnerships, as well as how Musical Explorers fits into your music program’s learning goals for the year. We will review each application, and invite accepted schools to then complete the Registration. Within the Registration phase, links will be sent to accepted schools to select your preferred concert dates and times and submit the final number of students and teachers that will be participating in the program. Registration links will expire on June 15. Please choose your concerts as soon as you receive them. If a concert has reached capacity, you will be asked to choose an alternate concert date.
The Musical Explorers application period opens Wednesday, April 19, 2017 and closes on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Interested teachers can complete an application by clicking the red “Apply Now” button. Accepted schools will receive Registration links on Thursday, June 1, 2017, where teachers will select their preferred concert date and time.
No. Musical Explorers is a yearlong program and participation in both semesters is required.
If there are multiple teachers at one school who are interested in implementing the curriculum, you must select ONE teacher to act as that school’s primary contact. That individual will complete the application and, if accepted, will be responsible for maintaining regular communication with Carnegie Hall staff throughout the year. All teachers implementing the program directly with students are considered participating teachers, and must attend the required professional development workshops, as well as the concert.
No. Musical Explorers is designed for both music teachers and general classroom teachers who work with students in grades K–2.
If there are multiple teachers in your school who are interested in implementing the curriculum, only one representative should apply on behalf of the whole school. The application will have an option to indicate other participating teachers. Only teachers implementing the curriculum directly with students are considered participating teachers and must attend the required professional development workshops and the concerts. Teachers attending the concerts but not implementing the curriculum are considered chaperones.
Each year, we ask teachers to increase their availability by picking a first, second, and third choice for concerts. In the event that we have accepted your application into the program but we are unable to seat your school in your first choice concert date, we will automatically attempt to seat your school for your second or third choice concert. Please hold all three of your preferred concert dates until you receive confirmation of concert date and time from Carnegie Hall.
Please note that after Tuesday, September 26, the number of students on your application cannot be adjusted, nor can refunds be issued. Please plan accordingly when applying. Contact Carnegie Hall staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-903-9803 with questions.
The teacher fee for Musical Explorers is $50 and each student is $6. One chaperone per 10 students is included free of charge.
Carnegie Hall can accept payment via:
Payment is due by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. For schools paying with purchase order, a copy of the certified order must be submitted by this date by fax to 212-903-0803 or email to email@example.com.
Tours are available by reservation. Learn more about Tours of Carnegie Hall.
Carnegie Hall will confirm if you have been accepted into the program by Thursday, June 1, 2017. If you have not yet heard from Carnegie Hall regarding your program status by that time, please contact Carnegie Hall staff at 212-903-9803.
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 the required professional development workshops will forfeit participation in the program.
Yes. Every participating teacher is required to attend both fall and spring professional development workshop in order to participate in Musical Explorers. Each workshop will focus on the artists and materials featured in the semester immediately following the workshop. Teachers who do not attend both of the required professional development workshops will forfeit participation in the program.
All Musical Explorers professional development workshops take place in the Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall. The entrance is at 154 West 57th Street (at Seventh Avenue), just east of the main entrance to Carnegie Hall. Get directions to Carnegie Hall.
There are several parking garages located near Carnegie Hall. The easiest way to find these is to visit Best Parking.
In order to receive Musical Explorers materials, participating teachers must:
Participating teachers can expect to receive their materials two or three weeks after these requirements are met. Participating teachers should note that materials will not be sent out until you have completed the required professional development workshop and your completed letter of agreement is on file at Carnegie Hall.
All participating teachers are encouraged to browse our Digital Library for additional resources relating to Musical Explorers, and to explore the Music Educators Toolbox for free, open-source resources for music educators and administrators.
Your Musical Explorers ticket (one ticket per participating teacher per semester with your confirmed numbers of students and chaperones) will be mailed to you approximately one month before both your confirmed fall and spring concert dates.
Schools may bring no more than one chaperone per 10 students, free of charge. 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 instructor seat, for a total of 34 seats. Please note that parents and other adults cannot purchase individual tickets themselves, nor can student seats be substituted for adults.
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.
No. In accordance with Carnegie Hall’s policies, photography and videography are strictly prohibited.
Buses should drop off and pick up students on the east side of Seventh Avenue, between 57th and 59th streets, facing south. Please note that buses cannot wait in front of Carnegie Hall during the concert.
Doors open 30 minutes before each Musical Explorers concert. As these events are general admission (there are 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.
Please consult the Meet the Artists section of your Teacher Guide or visit the Carnegie Hall Digital Library.
Learn more about the 2017-2018 Musical Explorers artists. You may also consult your Teacher Guide.
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 West 56th and West 57th streets.
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