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 2016–2017 season, students explore a diverse range of musical genres found in their New York City neighborhoods including Chinese, Bluegrass, Sudanese, Hip Hop, Armenian and Calypso. They also interact with the professional musicians featured in the program during culminating concerts each semester at Carnegie Hall, or in their own schools through full concert video screenings.

    Organizations around the country are now adapting Musical Explorers for use in their own communities, working 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.

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  • 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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