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Researchers from WolfBrown spent six years studying Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 orchestra, a free orchestral program engaging musicians from historically underrepresented communities in classical music. Their resulting report, “With Freedom of Soul to Do and Be: A Longitudinal Study of Young Musicians in Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 Orchestra,” offers an insider’s look into what makes a youth orchestra truly inclusive.
Free stuff! Check out these self-paced online courses available to teaching artists worldwide:
Your students’ music education doesn’t have to end with the school year. Carnegie Hall’s Resources for Young Musicians offers young people the chance to freely explore their creativity and musicianship over the summer.
We have included a note about Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers free online curriculum for early learners before, but with new material, it is better than ever.
Carnegie Hall is known for its excellent professional development. If you’re looking for ways to improve and enliven your own teaching, you can explore their Great Music Teaching Framework, with selected videos from the Music Educators Workshops that model the seven foundations of great music teaching. Explore improvisation and movement games, conducting techniques, tips to create more symbiotic learning environment, strategies for approaching tricky texts, and more.
Also, some may be interested in Carnegie Hall’s early-learner rhythmic training videos.
Note that Carnegie Hall has just opened up applications for their 2022 national youth ensembles. Music-for-social-change program leaders in the U.S. should take a close look at NYO2 for their most motivated students. It is a free, life-changing intensive experience for youth ages 14–17, designed particularly for young people from communities underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field.
Carnegie Hall has just launched The Connected Musician—a self-paced interactive video series for collegiate and early professional performers. The initiative is led by Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect and features guidance from alums of the program and leaders in the field.
A new video series that blends music, film, interviews, spoken word, and dance offers young creatives a chance to examine how artists respond to the world around them.
Do you have young people in your program, in the U.S. or any other country, who would like to engage with peers (ages 16–24) in open conversations?
Sometimes teenagers learn best from other teenagers.