• You don’t need to be in New York City to participate in The Somewhere Project, Carnegie Hall’s citywide exploration of West Side Story. This eight-part interactive companion course is available to users around the globe free of charge. You’ll learn about the history and social issues that inspired West Side Story; and get practical instructions from professionals on all facets of performance, including songwriting, dance, acting, audition preparation, and much more. The course also includes fascinating videos by experts in the field, as well as printable resources, discussion prompts, creative challenges, and suggested readings to help you remain inspired and continue your exploration. Watch on Soundfly ›

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  • A course created in partnership with:

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  • The Somewhere Project is made possible, in part, by generous support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, and Randy and Jay Fishman.

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    Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Regional Economic Development Councils with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley.

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    Teachers, don’t miss our Classroom Supplement which provides meaningful and rich opportunities for learning in arts, ELA, and social studies classrooms through the Companion Course.

    Share your responses to the project on social media, with #SomewhereProject.

    Sample Videos

    The Making of West Side Story


    Challenge: Make an Impact