Harrison School of Music & New City School of Music

Carnegie Hall Debut

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Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

154 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 1:00pm

Dear Students & Parents,

We are very excited to announce that the Harrison School of Music and New City School of Music are making their Carnegie Hall debut on Saturday September 28th, 2019!  Just in time for the New City School of Music’s 5th Anniversary which is on September 4th, 2019!

We look forward to hearing performances by our students in one of the world’s most prestigious concert halls and a magical evening filled with memories that will last for years to come.

As always, we’ll be taking care of all of the details so that you can have peace of mind knowing that the day of the performance will go smoothly and that you and your child’s first appearance at Carnegie Hall will be positive and memorable.  Imagine the transformation that your student will go through by preparing for and participating in this event.  Big events like this are known to bring out the best in performers – abilities that have always been there, but just hadn’t been uncovered yet!  You’ll be able to tell your friends, family and neighbors that your child had the opportunity as well as the confidence to play Carnegie Hall!  Not to mention the credibility of being able to add the performance to your child’s resume and college applications!

For many musicians, they aspire their entire careers to perform at Carnegie Hall.  We are very excited about the opportunity to have our students make their debut at Carnegie Hall with us this coming September!

Please read below for more information on registration, the audition process, what is included in your registration fee, and how to obtain extra tickets.

~ Samuel Faraci, M.M.
Director

Please read the following carefully to ensure a smooth audition & registration process.

Audition Information

Participants for the Carnegie Hall performance will be selected by an audition process. We have selected 3 judges for their musical expertise and competence.  Judges will NOT be judging their own students, as to avoid any bias.  Selection of participants will be based objectively on the merits of their audition using a standardized grading sheet.

As per Carnegie Hall, we are only able to bring 30 solo performers to Carnegie Hall for this event.

Auditions for the September 28 2019 Carnegie Hall performance will be held on the following days:

New City School of Music:

Saturday May 11th 3:00pm

Saturday May 11th 4:00pm

Harrison School of Music:

Saturday May 18th 4:00pm

Saturday May 18th 5:00pm

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!Practice! Practice!  Students are encouraged to speak with their private instructor and begin practicing NOW for the auditions in May.

If you are interested in auditioning for the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall, please download and fill out the registration form .pdf on this page and return it to the front desk to schedule an audition time with the front desk administration. Auditions are FREE of charge.  Students who are chosen to participate in the event will be asked to pay a non-refundable registration fee (see attached registration form).  Students may begin registering for an audition time starting NOW.

Audition Requirements:

Method Books, Student Compositions and Simplifications are NOT permitted in auditions.  Preferably, MUSIC is memorized.

  1. Each student will perform one piece for the audition.
  2. No composition will be selected for performance unless it has been auditioned in its entirety.
  3. Students will be selected for the recital on the basis of their repertoire and performance level.
  4. Vocalists must be able to project loudly over piano accompaniment, as there are no microphones in Carnegie Hall.
  5. Electric Guitars & Drums are not allowed at the Carnegie Hall performance.
  6. Selection will be made solely on the basis of the quality and merits of the performance.
  7. Judges will be using standard music adjudication metrics, similar to those used in NYSSMA auditions.
  8. Notification of winners: Winning students and their teachers will be notified by the Committee by 5/25/19.
  9. All decisions by the judges are final.

Where is the recital taking place in Carnegie Hall?

The Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall performance is an amazing opportunity for our students to perform in one of the most prestigious venues in the world. Your child and family will have a great experience and many memories to cherish in the years to come.

Check out our link on the Carnegie Hall website here: Harrison / New City School of Music at Carnegie Hall – September 28 2019 – 1pm – Weill Recital Hall

Learn more about Carnegie Hall here: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Information/Visitor-Information/

Have additional questions or comments?
Please use our contact form to reach out to us.  Also, feel free to call the studio at (914)-575-2288.