Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Young Music Makers series?
Each spring for more than two decades schools from throughout the US present their bands, jazz ensembles, choirs, choruses and orchestras on Lincoln Center’s outdoor plazas as part of Lincoln Center’s Young Music Makers series. Performances by the school groups are free to the public and are usually around lunchtime, when the plazas are crowded with visitors and neighborhood workers. Lincoln Center provides the venue, chairs, and electricity if needed. Schools bring their own instruments, and sound equipment. There is no charge for participation.
We are eager to expand this opportunity to the even larger numbers of developing musicians of New York City and hope to hear from more NYC Music Educators soon!
When does the Young Music Makers program occur?
The specific dates are different each year, but performances occur on weekdays between mid-March and early June
What type of groups can perform in this program?
Vocal, orchestral and band ensembles Elementary–High School aged. School or community group affiliated.
Is there a size restriction for the groups?
No, historically we have had ensembles as small as 10 students and as large as 150 students. The size of the ensemble may impact what plaza locations are available. If you are concerned about the size of your group, please make a note in your registration form.
How many schools can a tour company book for performances in the Young Music Makers Program?
There are a limited number of available dates and times for the Young Music Makers Program; because of this we must limit tour companies to three schools each season.
What is the cost of the Young Music Makers Program?
There is no charge for participation in the Young Music Makers series.
What is provided by Lincoln Center for the performance?
Lincoln Center provides the venue and chairs. Transportation, stands, musical instruments, sound equipment, chaperones, and refreshments / meals must all be provided by the school.
Where are these performances located?
Depending on the time chosen and size of the group, the performance will be in several of the OUTDOOR plazas on the Lincoln Center Campus, such as the Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst Plaza
Where is the closest parking?
There are places to load and unload on 62nd street and 65th street. We do not have reserved parking for buses. There is a parking garage on the Lincoln Center Campus for cars. Rates and information can be found on the Lincoln Center website.
Who do I get in touch with to reserve my time-slot for the performance?
Registration is currently closed for the 2013 Young Music Makers Season. For more information, or to be added to the email list, please send an email to email@example.com