Studio 57 brings together teens ages 14–19 from across New York City in an open space for musical collaboration, growth, and exploration. It’s all free—snacks and MetroCards provided.
Every Saturday (October through June)
11 AM–3 PM
Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall
154 West 57th Street | Manhattan
At Studio 57, teens have the power to choose their own adventure:
Every Saturday, Studio 57 hosts master classes where you can receive feedback in front of a group of peer musicians. Feel free to drop in on any Saturday throughout the school year, excluding holidays. Come for just an hour or for the entire session. Register no later than the Friday morning before any Saturday session. A signed permission form from a parent/guardian is required for those under 18.
Download permission form
January 14: Saxophonist Eddie Barbash explores the range of American roots, from R&B and soul to bluegrass and classic New Orleans music.
January 21: Percussionist Rogerio Boccato demonstrates his approach to live-looping. Masterclass participants have the chance to compose using drums, percussion, and found objects.
January 28: Oud player and vocalist Hadi Eldebek shares Arabic music and other traditional styles. This master class is done in collaboration with The Canales Project and Circle World Arts.
February 4: Bassist Michael Thurber shares his experience composing and performing for stage and television as well as viral videos.
February 11: Drummer and percussionist Tim Keiper shares his approach to absorbing new musical languages from Africa, India, Brazil, and beyond.
March 4: Oboist Hassan Anderson shares his interactive approach to chamber music.
March 11: Violist and vocalist Jessica Meyer shares her approach to live-looping during performances.
March 18: Double bassist Doug Balliett demonstrates how he fuses classical and rap music with his group Oracle Hysterical.
March 25: Flutist Tanya Witek shares her orchestral experience and an approach to breath control.
April 8: Vocalist Jean Rohe explores the craft of songwriting and revision.
April 22: Moroccan brothers Hatim and Amino Belyamani offer participants the chance to make their own video remixes of music by immigrant musicians from New York City, including traditional Gnawa music.
May 6: The Black and Gold Marching Elite leads a participatory workshop that gives young people a taste of the rhythmic skills and discipline they need to play in a marching band.
May 13: Singer and improviser Nick Demeris gives a master class on connecting with an audience, drawing from his work with hip-hop, theater, clowning, and street performance.
May 20: Drummer and composer LaFrae Sci leads a master class on the power of music to connect young people around the world.
June 3: Artist to be announced.
June 10: Bassist Michael League shares his significant chops and experience running an acclaimed band and label in a changing music industry.
June 17: Members of the Moving Star Vocal Ensemble close out the season with an interactive workshop on the essentials of vocal improvisation.
In addition to weekly master classes, Studio 57 also hosts Studio 57 Live, an open performance space where members have the chance to perform their music in front of peers and faculty once a month. If you would like to sign up to perform, please sign up online. Please note you must be already be registered and participating in Studio 57 or Weekly Workshops to be eligible to perform.
Note: A signed permission form from a parent/guardian is required for those under 18. Download permission form
Lead support for Future Music Project is provided by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari.
Major support is provided by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust.
Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.