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NEW YORK CITY 2020–2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Application and Payment

How can my school sign up for Musical Explorers?

To apply to bring Musical Explorers to your school, email musicalexplorers@carnegiehall.org and include your contact info, school city and state, grade level, and number of students.
This program is available to New York City schools for grades K–2.

May I apply for one semester only of Musical Explorers?

No. Musical Explorers is a yearlong program and participation in both semesters is required.

How many teachers can sign up for Musical Explorers through the online application?

If there are multiple teachers at one school who are interested in implementing the curriculum, you must select one teacher to act as that school’s primary contact. That individual will complete the application and, if accepted, will be responsible for maintaining regular communication with Carnegie Hall staff throughout the year. All teachers implementing the program with students directly are considered participating teachers and must attend the required professional development workshops.

Do you have to be a music teacher to implement Musical Explorers?

No. Musical Explorers is designed for both music teachers and general classroom teachers who work with students in grades K–2. 

My class size went up or down since I applied. What do I do?

Please note that after materials are shipped, the number of students participating in the program cannot be adjusted. Contact Carnegie Hall staff at musicalexplorers@carnegiehall.org or call 212-424-2013 with questions.

How much does Musical Explorers cost?

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Musical Explorers fees have been waived for the 2020–2021 school year. 

Professional Development Workshops

I participated in Musical Explorers last year. Do I still need to attend the professional development workshops?

Yes, every participating teacher is required to attend both Musical Explorers professional development workshops regardless of past participation in the program. Teachers who do not attend the required professional development workshops will forfeit participation in the program.

Are the fall and spring professional development workshops different?

Yes. Each workshop will focus on the artists and materials featured in the semester. Teachers who do not attend both required professional development workshops will forfeit participation in the program. Please note that the Musical Explorers professional development workshops will be hosted virtually in the 2020–2021 school year.  

Materials

When will I receive my Musical Explorers materials?

In order to receive Musical Explorers materials, participating teachers must

  • attend an initial fall Musical Explorers professional development workshop
  • complete a professional development workshop evaluation

Participating teachers can expect to receive their materials two or three weeks after these requirements are met. Participating teachers should note that materials will not be sent out until you have completed the required professional development workshop.

Where can I find more materials and resources for my classroom?

All participating teachers are encouraged to browse our Digital Library for additional resources relating to Musical Explorers, and to explore the Music Educators Toolbox for free, open-source resources for music educators and administrators.

Other

I have suggestions for Carnegie Hall regarding Musical Explorers. How can I share them?

Please email all suggestions to feedback@carnegiehall.org.

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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