• Classroom Resources

    Explore a wide variety of hands-on curriculum guides for K–12 teachers and students, sheet music, worksheets, and in-class resources like audio and video.

  • Musical Explorers: My City, My Song (Grades K-2)

    "How can Music Represent the Spirit of a Community?" Children become Musical Explorers, meeting professional musicians and learning songs from different cultures as they reflect on their own communities and develop listening, singing, and composing skills.

    Musical Explorers includes three yearlong curricula that classroom teachers and music teachers can use in any order. Lessons are aligned with the National Music Standards and New York City Blueprint Strands for music education.

    Each semester ends with an interactive concert at Carnegie Hall. Sign up here.

  • Musical Explorers 2014–2015 Resources
    Children focus on musical opposites in this two-semester curriculum that draws on Irish, Colombian, South African, Russian, and Brazilian music, plus gospel music and spirituals. The curriculum also includes information for teaching students with special needs.
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    Musical Explorers 2013–2014 Resources
    Children focus on musical opposites in this two-semester curriculum that draws on Irish, Colombian, South African, Russian, and Brazilian music, plus gospel music and spirituals. The curriculum also includes information for teaching students with special needs.
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    Musical Explorers 2012–2013 Resources
    Children focus on musical patterns in this two-semester curriculum that draws on Cuban, American Folk, Greek, Indian, Musical Theater, and Chinese music. The curriculum also includes information for teaching students with special needs.
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    Musical Explorers 2011–2012 Resources
    Children focus on how rhythm works in this two-semester curriculum that draws on Syrian, Mexican, Jazz, Balkan, Haitian, and Old-Time Swing music.
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  • Link Up

    Students in grades 3–5 explore, construct, and deconstruct melodies from a range of colorful orchestral repertoire incorporating skills-based and creative work. Students learn about composers' musical choices and make their own while preparing to perform in a culminating concert.  

  • Link Up: Beginnings Resources
    A music literacy curriculum that introduces students to the orchestra, the voice, music notation, and basic recorder skills.
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    Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks Resources
    A yearlong curriculum for music classrooms, exploring rhythm, pulse, and groove, drawing on selected orchestral repertoire.
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    Link Up: The Orchestra Sings Resources
    A yearlong curriculum for music classrooms focusing on how melodies work.
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    Link Up: The Orchestra Moves Resources
    A yearlong curriculum for music classrooms that explores movement within music (melody, rhythm, and harmony), as well as how music moves those who experience it.
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  • Perelman American Roots

    How does African American song unite people? Explore African American song and its connections to history and current events in social studies and choral classrooms. 

  • Perelman American Roots Resources
    The Perelman American Roots program encourages students to explore African American song and its connections to history and current events.
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  • Global Encounters

    Bring the music of Mexico, India, and Turkey into your classroom. Students explore freedom and structure in the work of a particular artist, and in their own lives. Each curriculum lasts one semester and works with English, social studies, and music courses.

  • Global Encounters: Music of Mexico Resources
    Explore Mexican fandango music with harpist Celso Duarte. Students create verses and complete rewarding projects that reach into global studies, art, English, Spanish, and music.
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    Global Encounters: Music of India Resources
    Explore Indian classical music with tabla performer Sameer Gupta. Student projects draw on global studies, English, music, visual arts, and dance.
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    Global Encounters: Music of Turkey Resources
    Explore Romani music – one type of Turkish music – with clarinetist Selim Sesler. Student projects provide new perspectives on global studies, art, English, and music.
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