Performing Arts

For more than 130 years, Carnegie Hall has presented countless legendary performances. This historic venue has its own allure – calling talented musicians across the globe to take the stage. And now talented student ensembles can share that spotlight when they perform at iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City!

About Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall has a rich and storied background as a premier venue for the performing arts. It opened its doors on May 5, 1891, with Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky conducting in his American debut. Since then, Carnegie Hall has hosted everyone from famed jazz musicians to influential social crusaders.

Standing proudly in Midtown Manhattan, the acclaimed concert hall is an architectural masterpiece featuring a unique blend of design and exceptional acoustics.

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It boasts three distinct performance spaces, including renowned Stern Auditorium and Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and Zankel Hall. Each has its own distinct feel and welcomes a wide range of artists.

Entertaining in this prestigious space is often a hallmark moment for musicians and an unparalleled performance experience for audiences.

About the New York Invitational

Now young student musicians have an opportunity to share the same stage as the legends who came before them as part of the New York Invitational.

New York Invitational Carnegie Hall

Experience the thrill of performing at one of the most recognized venues in the world! Students will work with an esteemed educator to fine tune skills before performing at Carnegie Hall.

This Event Includes

Clinic with Master Educator/Conductor

  • Sound Check on Carnegie Hall Stage
  • Performance on Carnegie Hall Stage
  • Written and/or Recorded Critique from Master Educator/Conductor
  • Souvenir Program
  • Ensemble Award Plaque
  • Ensemble Photo for Director (taken during concert)
  • VIP Artist Pass and Lanyard
  • Archival Audio Recording
  • Standard Set of Percussion (additional percussion can be rented)

The New York Invitational at Carnegie Hall is the performance experience of a lifetime and a memory to cherish!

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Elevate Your Experience

Students love the energy and excitement of New York City, so plan to make the most of your time in town.

A Broadway Show

There’s nothing like the experience of live theatre on Broadway. Iconic or cutting-edge shows, thrilling performances and crowds pulsing with energy draw us in like nothing else. It’s a magnificent experience, especially when the theatre is in the heart of New York City!

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Disney Theatrical Workshop

If your group wants to dig a little deeper into the art of the theatre, try a Disney Theatrical Workshop.  Running at an itinerary-friendly 90 minutes, these workshops are led by expert Disney Teaching Artists and allow the group to explore the mechanics of a performance – from on stage to behind the scenes.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt blends art, architecture, and technology to create an observation experience like no other.  Explore the fully mirrored interior of a platform that floats a breathtaking 1,100 feet above Madison Avenue.

SUMMIT One in New York City

Plan on extra time for the string of selfies that are sure to accompany the experience.

Pro Performance Tip: You can plan a secondary performance in a designated space at SUMMIT One!

Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock

This is a must-do for student groups in NYC. Explore the shops and attractions of Rockefeller Center and then take the action up to the Top of the Rock. The observation deck is usually less crowded than the Empire State Building and offers stunning, unobstructed views of the city.

Rockefeller Center

The Tour at NBC Studios

The Tour at NBC Studios is tons of fun and takes you behind the scenes of some of today’s most popular shows like Saturday Night Live and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Ellen’s Stardust Diner is home to the original world-famous singing waitstaff, the Stardusters, and some pretty fantastic food! Students will love the energy and excitement of the Stardust performances – whose singers often go on to star on Broadway!

Intrepid Museum

Add a teachable moment to the itinerary at the Intrepid Museum. Students can interact with our nation’s heroes face-to-face as they explore the legendary aircraft carrier and its fascinating exhibits.

Pro Performance Tip: The Intrepid Museum invites student groups to perform here!

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a landmark building that tells the remarkable story of immigrants to New York City between the 19th and 21st centuries. Travel floor by floor through the personal experiences of those who actually lived here.

Couple this experience with a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty to help students understand the role of immigration in our nation’s evolving identity.

Ellis Island Immigrants

Chelsea Piers

These once busy piers on the Hudson River had fallen into ruin until the mid-1990s. That’s when the 27-acre riverfront property began its renaissance. Chelsea Piers is now a bustling, vibrant entertainment and sports complex packed with activities perfect for students. There’s bowling, indoor ice skating, batting cages, a rock wall and more.

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The Allure of Carnegie Hall and New York City

Carnegie Hall in New York City stands as a beacon of musical excellence and cultural heritage. The allure of performing in this historic venue is unparalleled, offering young musicians an experience that transcends time.

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