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Musical Explorers

Through Musical Explorers, students explore a diverse range of musical genres found in New York City neighborhoods. Basic music skills are developed in classrooms as children learn songs from different cultures, reflect on their communities, and develop singing and listening skills.

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Welcome to Musical Explorers!

Musical Explorers is a free curriculum designed to connect students in grades K–2 to rich and diverse musical communities as they build fundamental music skills through listening, singing, and moving to songs from all over the world. In each program, you and your students will meet three artists who each represent a different musical genre and cultural tradition; many have reinvented these deeply rooted traditions to make them their own. The program culminates in an interactive concert experience, during which your students will celebrate what they’ve learned, singing and dancing along with the artists.


Lead funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by Linda and Earle S. Altman, Siegel Family Endowment, and Ralph W. and Leona Kern.

Additional lead funding for Musical Explorers has been graciously provided by JJR Foundation and JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.


Major funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by The Walt Disney Company.

Additional support has been provided by The Edwin Caplin Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, and KPMG LLP.

Musical Explorers is also made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.

The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

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