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. Students explore a diverse range of musical genres found in their New York City neighborhoods. During the 2016–2017 season, students explore bluegrass, Chinese traditional, Sudanese celebration songs, calypso, Armenian folk, and hip-hop. 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. Organizations nationwide are also adapting Musical Explorers, focusing on the culture and artists in their own communities.
Application Deadline: May 25, 2017
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, The 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, the Lanie & Ethel Foundation, 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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