Musical Explorers

    This inventive program for students in grades K–2 partners Carnegie Hall with New York City schoolteachers to build 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 2015–2016 season, students explore Greek folk, Malian traditional, Indian classical, salsa, jazz, and Southeast Asian traditional music. Students also interact with professional musicians featured in the program during culminating concerts each semester at Carnegie Hall.

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

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    Musical Explorers is now sold out; all applications received at this point will be put on our waitlist.

    Registration for our Digital Program is still open. Please contact elementaryschoolprograms@carnegiehall.org for more information.

  • 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.

    Greek music programming is made possible with major support from the Onassis Cultural Center of New York.

    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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  • Click here to view full concert webcasts and explore artists, lesson plans, and audio from the 2014–2015 season.