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Musical Explorers

Musical Explorers connects students in grades K–2 to rich and diverse musical communities as they build fundamental music skills through listening, singing, and moving to songs from all over the world. Each program culminates in an interactive concert experience, during which students celebrate what they’ve learned by singing and dancing along with their new favorite artists. With a free online curriculum available to educators worldwide and live experiences for New York City teachers, it’s now easier than ever to bring Musical Explorers into your classroom.

Grades: K–2
Available for Educators: NYC, Nationally, and Internationally
Season: School Year

Welcome to Musical Explorers!

Musical Explorers is a free curriculum designed to connect students in grades K–2 to rich and diverse musical communities as they build fundamental music skills through listening, singing, and moving to songs from all over the world.

Resources for Teachers Everywhere

Regardless of where you teach, you can open up the world to your students by bringing Musical Explorers into your classroom. These free digital resources include lesson plans, audio recordings, instructional videos, and culminating interactive concert experiences.

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Resources for NYC Teachers

Access the curriculum resources for the 2020–2021 school year. If you’re a New York City teacher and would like to teach Musical Explorers in your school, find out more about the program.

Explore

A world map with scattered pinpoints features photos of artists next to their respective countries.

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, Siegel Family Endowment

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 and Mr. Chretien Risley, Trustee; 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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