Carnegie Hall: A Week of Musical Explorers
This week, nearly 5,000 students will fill the seats of Zankel Hall for the culminating concerts of the Weill Music Institute's interactive Musical Explorers program. Musical Explorers offers a yearlong curriculum in which students engage in skills-based listening and creative work; meet local musicians; learn vocal repertoire from different cultures, languages, and traditions; and make meaningful connections with their communities. Applications for the 2012–2013 school year are available now.
Tuesday's event featured Emeline Michel, The Wiyos, and Eva Salina Primack. Each of these performers have made an impact on audiences throughout the New York City area through Carnegie Hall's Family Concerts, Neighborhood Concert Series, The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids events, and Musical Connections.
Musical Explorers is now accepting applications for the 2012–2013 school year. The program features the following:
- • Two interactive concerts (fall and spring) per year in Zankel Hall featuring multicultural vocalists
- • A yearlong curriculum guide with accompanying CD, featuring lessons and extensions for both music and general classroom teachers
- • Student workbooks
- • One required professional development workshop
“The kids were bonkers about the concert today ... And the parent chaperones said it was the best concert yet.”
— Teacher Katie Traxler from PS 51M
Interested NYC-area elementary schools are invited to apply today. If you're outside the area, visit the Online Resource Center for access to a variety of digital materials, including Musical Explorers program guides.