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Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Musical Explorers! To get started, simply pick a program, use the online development resources and lesson plans, and teach your students about new musical genres and cultural traditions.

Each program includes six lessons built around two songs by three unique artists. All programs culminate in an interactive concert experience, during which your students will celebrate what they've learned, singing and dancing along with their favorite new artists.

The Programs

Imani Uzuri, Ilusha, and Emeline

Program One

  • Georgian Folk with Ilusha
  • Freedom Songs with Imani Uzuri
  • Haitian with Emeline
Martha, Sofia R and Sofia T, and Bongi and Tshidi

Program Two

  • Argentine Folk with Sofía R. and Sofia T.
  • Native American with Martha
  • South African Zulu with Bongi and Tshidi
Yacouba, Magda, and Falu

Program Three

  • Greek Folk with Magda
  • Malian Traditional with Yacouba
  • Indian Classical with Falu
Juan and Julia, Brianna, and Fabiana

Program Four

  • Jazz with Brianna
  • Bomba and Plena with Juan and Julia
  • Brazilian with Fabiana
Zulal, Gregorio, and Soul Science Lab

Program Five

  • Cumbia with Gregorio
  • Armenian Folk with Zulal
  • Hip Hop with Soul Science Lab
Qian Yi, Michael, and Layth

Program Six

  • Bluegrass with Michael
  • Chinese Traditional with Qian Yi
  • Iraqi Folk with Layth

Digital Concert Experience

Each Musical Explorers program culminates in an interactive concert that you can experience with your students from the comfort of your own school.

Interactive Map

Discover the geographic roots of the musical genres featured in the Musical Explorers curriculum through our interactive Around the World Map.

Register for 2020–2021

If you're planning to teach the Musical Explorers program to your students this year, register as a Musical Explorers teacher! Your annual registration gives you access to monthly emails guiding you through the curriculum, downloadable concert videos, direct communications with Carnegie Hall staff for additional support, webinars, and more. It also helps us understand how the resources are being used and how to make them better!

Other Ways to Stay Connected

You can also join an online community of music educators supporting each other and discussing the best ways to engage, nurture, and inspire music learners! The Carnegie Hall Music Educators Facebook Group is here for you.

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Fund II Foundation

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

Disney

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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