The 2017 KIDS ON STAGE application period closed on December 5, 2016.
KIDS ON STAGE is a comprehensive program that provides middle school students access to the professional performance process from the first audition to the final note. The experience culminates onstage at Carnegie Hall alongside The New York Pops musicians at the annual Birthday Gala.
KIDS ON STAGE is open to all New York City students currently enrolled in middle school (grades 6, 7, or 8). There is no fee to apply. If selected, auditions will take place Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29, 2017.
Following an application and audition process, 20 students are selected to participate in:
• Three sectional/large group rehearsals with PopsEd Teaching Artists at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
in the heart of Manhattan.
• One rehearsal with PopsEd Teaching Artists and New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke.
• Dress rehearsal and Gala performance alongside The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.
• Opportunity to be awarded a scholarship to French Woods Festival for the Performing Arts summer camp.