• About the Weill Music Institute

    Whether you’re a teacher or parent who wants to introduce children to music, a regular concertgoer eager to learn more, a young artist seeking guidance from established masters, or someone who can only get to Carnegie Hall virtually, the Weill Music Institute is your portal to a richer musical experience. 

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  • WMI serves some 170,000 people annually with programs and partnerships that allow people of all ages and backgrounds to explore their potential as performers and audience members. 

    • Locally, WMI offers school programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12, with curriculum materials and professional development for teachers; a Family Concert Series at Carnegie Hall that brings some of the world’s finest ensembles to the next generation of music lovers; and the free Neighborhood Concert Series, featuring performances that draw on the diverse sounds of the city, including jazz, classical, and world music, as well as Community Sings which break down the traditional barriers between performers and audience. 
    • Musical Connections provides free interactive performances, creative projects, and artist residencies in homeless shelters, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, and senior service organizations for those who have limited access to live music. 
    • Through Link Up, children in grades 3–5 at schools across the nation explore music with a partner orchestra. WMI provides high-quality curriculum materials to deepen learning through hands-on compositional and performance activities, culminating in an interactive concert.  
    • The Online Resource Center brings WMI’s extensive collection of multimedia and interactive materials to educators, young artists, and teaching artists around the country and throughout the world. 
    • International engagement includes Musical Exchange (ages 13–19), which invites teens to connect with peers from around the world and share their musical performances through Carnegie Hall’s global online community, and the Weill Fellows program, which welcomes international teachers and administrators to New York City for a week of learning and information sharing. 
    • Programs for artists—such as the Professional Training Workshopsgive young artists the chance to learn from the world’s most accomplished conductors, instrumentalists, and vocalists.