Musical Explorers
(Grades K–2)
My City, My Song

2011–2012 Season Information

"This year was absolutely amazing. I love the program and how it ties neighborhoods, countries, and music together. The concert was absolutely amazing! The classes loved it, the teachers loved it, and the kids can't stop talking about actually seeing the performers live after reading and learning about them. I am so impressed … I am totally wowed!" —Participating teacher from PS 139K

Through this yearlong curriculum, students engage in skills-based activities, listening, and creative work; meet local musicians; learn vocal repertoire from different cultures, languages, and traditions; and make meaningful connections with their communities.

Each semester's study culminates in an interactive concert in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. Students meet vocalists representing Syrian, Mexican, Jazz, Haitian, old-time American Swing, and Balkan song traditions. Audio resources for teachers are provided.

"My week in New York, working with the folks at Carnegie … was one of the highlights of my professional career so far ... and sharing this music with new generations ... watching them connect with the music and the messages ... the best!"-Joe Jencks, Musical Explorers artist

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Registration for season 2010–2011 is closed. Visit the site starting April 11, 2011 to register online for season 2011–2012.

Sponsored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall

Registration for 2010–2011 is closed. Check back April 11, 2011 to register for season 2011–2012.

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$6 per student, $50 per teacher

One chaperone per 10 students included

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