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.
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.