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Musical Explorers

In the Musical Explorers program, students explore a diverse range of musical genres found in their New York City neighborhoods. Basic music skills are developed in classrooms as children learn songs from different cultures, reflect on their own communities, and develop singing and listening skills. During the 2017–2018 season, students will explore Georgian folk, freedom songs, and Haitian music in the fall, and Argentine folk, Native American, and South African Zulu music in the spring. The Musical Explorers curriculum is also being shared nationally with communities across the country.

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Musical Explorers Resources

Browse resources from recent Musical Explorers seasons, including lesson plans and guides, audio, and video.

Musical Explorers Program Details

Learn more about how to participate in Musical Explorers, including the professional development workshops, concerts, and fees.

Musical Explorers Webcasts

Musical Explorers Spring 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 Sofía R. and Sofia T. (Argentine Folk), Martha (Native American), and Bongi and Tshidi (South African Zulu), along with their band members.


Lead funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by Ralph W. and Leona Kern.

Lead funding for Musical Explorers has also been graciously provided by JJR Foundation, JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation, and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.


Major funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by the E.H.A. Foundation and The Walt Disney Company.

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

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

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