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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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Musical Explorers Resources New York City 2018–2019

During the 2018–2019 season, students will explore Greek folk, Malian traditional, and Indian classical music in the fall semester, followed by jazz, bomba and plena, and Brazilian music in the spring.

Musical Explorers Digital

Experience Musical Explorers Digital, which includes lesson plans, audio, video, and concert webcasts.

Musical Explorers Webcasts

Musical Explorers Fall 2018 Concert

Students and teachers who participate in the Weill Music Institute's Musical Explorers program attend a culminating, interactive concert at Carnegie Hall with artists featured in the curriculum. Students learn from and sing along to music performed by Magda Giannikou (Greek Folk), Yacouba Sissoko (Malian Traditional), and Falu (Indian Classical), along with their band members.


Fund II Foundation

Lead funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by Fund II Foundation 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.

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