• Musical Explorers

    This inventive program, for which Carnegie Hall partners with teachers at schools throughout New York City, builds basic music skills in the classroom as children learn songs from different cultures, reflect on their own communities, and develop singing and listening skills. During the 2014-2015 season, students explore Haitian, Mexican, Argentine, classical, jug band, and Yiddish folk music styles. They also interact with professional musicians featured in the program during culminating concerts each semester at Carnegie Hall.

    For the first time, organizations around the country are adapting Musical Explorers for use in their own communities this year. Partner organizations work with Carnegie Hall to develop versions of the program that feature artists and cultures from their own areas.

  • Registration for this program is now closed. Registration for the 2015–2016 season of this program will begin in early spring.


  • Lead funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by Ralph W. and Leona Kern.

    Major funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by the Charles Haimoff Endowment, E.H.A. Foundation, and The Walt Disney Company.

    Additional support has been provided by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.

    Musical Explorers is also made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.
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  • Watch the webcast of the Musical Explorers 2014 Fall Semester Concert.