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Future Music Project

Weekly Workshops

Weekly Workshops provide opportunities for young people ages 14–19 (high school and up) to take classes with professional musicians from a variety of musical specialties. Participants work with their peers to collaborate on and record albums and host DJ dance parties throughout the year. Future Music Project offers workshops in songwriting and digital music production, as well as an introductory sampler pack that explores basic musicianship. Weekly Workshops are also available offsite for young people in the justice system across NYC.

Future Music Project Sampler Pack

October 16–June 10
Wednesdays, 4 PM–6:30 PM

Students participate in units throughout the year to sample all of the Future Music Project Weekly Workshops. Starting with theory and ear training, students learn musicianship skills before working on songwriting and introduction to recording. Additionally, students take classes in best audition practices and performance. This is a great workshop for students who are new to Future Music Project, want to try more than one workshop, or want to learn basic musicianship skills.


October 16–June 10
Wednesdays, 4 PM–6:30 PM

Students learn to write their own songs by crafting both lyrics and music. Students learn how to arrange music for multiple instruments, draft original charts, and learn to draw inspiration from everyday life into songs. This is a multi-instrument class where vocalists and instrumentalists work side-by-side with professional songwriters. This class is recommended for those who have some prior songwriting experience.

Digital Music Production

October 17–June 11
Thursdays, 4 PM–6:30 PM

Students learn technical skills that include recording engineering design and production recording. All students work with professional producers, musicians, and DJs to create and record their own music. Students also learn how to track and lay down original music while recording each other. In addition to gaining music production skills, students also learn about the history of music production, beat-making, sampling, and sound design. Students have access to laptop computers equipped with production software, and a digital audio workstation. Prior experience with music production software is recommended.

Additional Information

Weekly Workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Carnegie Hall ensures that there is representation from schools in all five boroughs. All programs offered as part of Future Music Project are free and follow the New York City Department of Education’s calendar and approved holidays. A MetroCard and boxed lunch are provided for every workshop.

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If you have additional questions, please email futuremusicproject@carnegiehall.org or call 212-903-9625.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

The Future Music Project Weekly Workshops include musical projects for young people in the justice system.

Lead support for Future Music Project is provided by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation.

Ameriprise Financial

Major funding is provided by Ameriprise Financial and MetLife Foundation.

New York City Administration for Children's Services

Public support is provided by the City of New York through the Administration for Children’s Services.

Youth Opportunity Hubs

Carnegie Hall is a partner in The Door's Youth Opportunity Hub, funded [in part] by the New York County District Attorney's Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII).

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