• Musical Explorers

    This inventive program builds basic music skills in the classroom as children learn songs from different cultures, reflect on their own communities, and develop listening and singing skills. During the 2014–2015 season, students in grades K–2 explore various music styles including Haitian, classical, Mexican, American jug band, Argentinian, and klezmer, embarking on a musical journey through the diverse cultures found in the neighborhoods of their hometown—New York City. Students meet and interact with the professional musicians featured in the program during culminating concerts each semester at Carnegie Hall.

  • Information for Teachers

    Program Features

    • Two interactive concerts (fall and spring) per year in Zankel Hall featuring multicultural vocalists
    • Two required professional development workshops (fall and spring)
    • A Teacher Guide with accompanying CD, featuring lessons and creative extensions for yearlong coursework, geared toward both music and general classroom teachers
    • Student workbooks
  • Apply Now

    Reservations for the 2014-2015 season are currently at capacity. All further applicants will be placed on a waiting list.


  • 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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