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Core Activities

The following activities are a launch pad into Musical Explorers. These activities are designed to complement the core curriculum, further supporting students’ musical curiosity and development as they become true musical explorers.

Sing the “Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Song”

The “Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Song” is the theme song of the program and is performed at the beginning and end of each concert experience. This song can be a great way to introduce students to the world of Musical Explorers and can become a staple in your warm-up.

Exploring the World of Sound

These activities are designed to work individually—both inside the classroom and at home—and as classroom projects (e.g., taking a sound discovery walk or making DIY instruments out of found objects in your classroom).

Where Do Our Artists Come From?

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

Vocal and Body Warm-Ups

Demonstrated with direct-to-student videos led by teaching artist Shanna Whitney, these warm-up exercises can be used to establish a routine that fosters healthy vocal technique, kinesthetic learning, and active listening.

Rhythm Training School

Master percussionist Tupac Mantilla leads body percussion and found object challenges in direct-to-student videos. There is a set for students in grades K–2 and another for grades 3–5.

Developing an Explorer Mindset

Created for students specifically in grades 3–5, music educator Margaret Jenks asks thought-provoking questions on how to develop an explorer mindset.

Continue Your Musical Journey

Program One

  • Georgian Folk with Ilusha
  • Freedom Songs with Imani Uzuri
  • Haitian with Emeline

Program Two

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

Program Three

  • Greek Folk with Magda
  • Malian Traditional with Yacouba
  • Indian Classical with Falu

Program Four

  • Jazz with Brianna
  • Bomba and Plena with Juan and Julia
  • Brazilian with Fabiana

Program Five

  • Cumbia with Gregorio
  • Armenian Folk with Zulal
  • Hip Hop with Soul Science Lab

This program includes select activities for grades 3–5.

Program Six

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

Program Seven

  • Georgian Folk with Ilusha
  • Native American with Martha
  • South African Zulu with Bongi and Tshidi

Program Eight

  • Son Jarocho with the Villalobos Brothers
  • Sicilian Folk with Julia
  • Calypso with Etienne

This program includes select activities for grades 3–5.

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