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Musical Explorers

Getting Started

Welcome to Musical Explorers! To get started, simply pick a program, use the online professional 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.

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The Programs

Imani Uzuri, Ilusha, and Emeline

Georgian Folk, Freedom Songs, and Haitian

Martha, Sofia R and Sofia T, and Bongi and Tshidi

Argentine Folk, Native American, and South African Zulu

Yacouba, Magda, and Falu

Greek Folk, Malian Traditional, and Indian Classical

Juan and Julia, Brianna, and Fabiana

Jazz, Bomba and Plena, and Brazilian

Zulal, Gregorio, and Soul Science Lab
Cumbia, Armenian Folk, and Hip Hop

Qian Yi, Michael, and Layth
Bluegrass, Chinese Traditional, and Iraqi Folk

Digital Concert Experience

Musical Explorers Concert Videos

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

Where Do Our Artists Come From?

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

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.


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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