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NEW YORK CITY 2020–2021

Program Details

In order to become a Musical Explorers teacher in New York City, all teachers must apply to be in the program. 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.

As a part of Musical Explorers in the 2020–2021 school year, participating teachers will receive 

  • two interactive concerts (winter and spring) per year via the Musical Explorers on-demand videos
  • two required virtual professional development workshops (fall and spring)
  • a printed Teacher Guide featuring lessons and creative extensions for yearlong coursework, geared toward both music teachers and general classroom teachers
  • printed Student Guide workbooks
  • digital resources, including video and audio recordings

Professional Development Workshop Schedule

All participating teachers are required to attend two professional development workshops (each 2.5 hours long): one in the fall 2020, and the other in the winter 2021. For the 2020–2021 season, all professional development workshops will be hosted online. 

Fall Professional Development Workshop

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:30 AM–1 PM
A recording of this workshop is available on demand.

Spring Professional Development Workshop

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 4:30 PM–7 PM

Culminating Concerts

Winter Concert Schedule

The on-demand concert will be released in late January 2021.

Spring Concert Schedule

The on-demand concert will be released in mid-May 2021. 


Due to the ongoing pandemic, fees have been waived for the 2020–2021 school year for all participating schools.

Contact Us

For application and program questions, please contact musicalexplorers@carnegiehall.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.


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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