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Chaperone Information

We're pleased to invite qualified music educators to join us in New York as program Chaperones.

Music educators are invited to become a part of the 2022 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall by applying to be a Series Chaperone. This is an amazing opportunity for educators to work with some of the best middle school musicians selected from an international pool of applicants, learn from world-class conductors, experience New York City, and become an integral part of a Carnegie Hall performance.

Chaperones serve a critical role, ensuring the safety and security of all students while participating in the Series. Chaperones act as Series representatives and work to ensure the well-being of Junior Finalists while also having a great time!

Program Dates:

  • Wednesday, June 15 to Sunday, June 19, 2022
  • Chaperones must arrive the day before selected Finalists (Tuesday, June 14). Lodging will be provided, and on-site training will begin the evening of Chaperones' arrival.

Selection Process:

  • Applications are due to the Series on April 18, 2022. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
  • New applicants will participate in the interview process with our Human Resources department.
  • Applicants will be notified of their status in late-April 2022. Notifications will be sent by email, and Chaperones will receive instructions on booking travel to and from New York upon acceptance.
  • We depend on Chaperones to fulfill an essential component of the program. Once Chaperones are selected, the Series expects them to participate fully in the program (including online training and pre-program tasks) and complete their individual roles to the best of their abilities.

Health and Safety Notice: The physical and mental well-being of program participants and staff is always our top priority. In order for everyone to fully experience all the program has to offer, all program participants and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks have elapsed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine) to participate. Chaperones will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and undergo pre- and on-program COVID-19 testing.

Qualifications: Chaperones should have a strong music background, experience working with students, and a desire to help make this an unforgettable experience for the Junior Finalists. Family members, boosters, and other non-music personnel are not eligible for this position. While all music directors are encouraged to apply, preference is given to directors who have Junior Finalists participating in the Series, who have participated by nominating students for the program, or who have a demonstrated record of developing student performers.

Tentative Itinerary

Chap Group

Day 1

  • Morning: Travel to New York City
  • Afternoon: Chaperone arrival in New York City (hotel and program check-in begins after 4 p.m.)
  • Evening: Chaperone welcome meeting and free time in New York

Day 2

  • Morning: Program overview and Chaperone trainings
  • Afternoon and Evening: Junior Finalists arrive in New York

Day 3

  • Morning: Seating and rehearsals, mandatory Chaperone meeting
  • Afternoon: Rehearsal
  • Evening: Broadway show

Day 4

  • Morning: Rehearsals and mandatory Chaperone meeting
  • Afternoon: Rehearsal
  • Evening: Junior Finalist Celebration

Day 5

  • Morning: Sightseeing and activities
  • Afternoon: Final Rehearsal
  • Evening: Carnegie Hall performance

Day 6

  • Morning: Junior Finalist farewell and departures
  • Afternoon: Chaperones dismissed after all Junior Finalists have been checked out (do not plan travel earlier than 2 p.m.)
Everything was done with safety and comfort in mind. The Honors Performance Series did a marvelous job of protecting our young students with competent Chaperones, excellent transportation for families, awesome activities for first-time visitors to the Big Apple. I truly can't think of anything I would change.

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