• Count Me In

    Count Me In provides high-quality vocal training and audition preparation for approximately 60 eighth-grade students through an intensive seven-week workshop series in the Resnick Education Wing. The fall 2017 program consists of 12 90-minute sessions that take place twice a week after school from September 18 to November 2. Participants will receive individual coaching and mentorship, study well-known songs and audition repertoire, practice in mock auditions, and perform in a final concert for family and friends. Students, parents/guardians, and guidance counselors also have the opportunity to connect with each other and learn about the range of arts high schools across the city, as well as the application and audition requirements for each school.

  • Count Me In 2017 (Stefan Cohen)

  • Applications are due by September 13. Applicants must be planning on auditioning for and attending a performing arts high school in New York City. If selected, you must attend all workshops and come prepared with provided materials. Space is limited, and it is recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible. All students must complete an application with their parents/guardians, and parents/guardians must take part in a short interview with Carnegie Hall staff.

  • All Count Me In sessions

    • are free and include snacks and MetroCards
    • take place in the Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall
    • allow you to earn a Count Me In participation certificate for your resume

    Students will

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

    Partner schools will

    • recruit students who are committed to attending all 12 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 13
    • provide parent/guardian contact information for selected students
    • communicate regularly with Carnegie Hall staff regarding student participation


    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.

    Monday / Wednesday Section

    Monday, September 18

    Wednesday, September 20

    Monday, September 25

    Wednesday, September 27

    Monday, October 2

    Wednesday, October 4

    (Off for Carnegie Hall Opening Night)

    Monday, October 9
    (Off for Columbus Day)

    Wednesday, October 11
    (Mock Auditions)

    Monday, October 16

    Wednesday, October 18

    Monday, October 23

    Monday, October 30

    Wednesday, November 1

    Tuesday / Thursday Section

    Tuesday, September 19

    Tuesday, September 26

    Thursday, September 28

    Tuesday, October 3

    Thursday, October 5 

    Tuesday, October 10

    Thursday, October 12
    (Mock Auditions)

    Tuesday, October 17

    Thursday, October 19

    Tuesday, October 24

    Tuesday, October 31

    Thursday, November 2

    Joint Events for Both Sections

    Thursday, September 28
    (Choral Rehearsal, 5:30–7 PM)

    Wednesday, October 25
    (Dress Rehearsal, 4–6 PM)

    Thursday, October 26
    (Final Concert, 6 PM)