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From Carnegie Hall, Online Resources for Summer Exploration

05-18-2022

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.

Carnegie Hall Offers Music Tools for Young Learners

02-16-2022

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.

Three Resources from Carnegie Hall

09-15-2021

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.

New Carnegie Hall Curriculum for Collegiate and Early Professional Musicians

07-21-2021

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.

Unlocking Creative Force and Artistry through Hip-Hop and Soul

07-06-2021

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.

Encourage Young People to Join Peer Discussions on Social Justice

03-17-2021

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?

Four Tools for Young Musicians Available from Carnegie Hall

02-02-2021

Sometimes teenagers learn best from other teenagers.

Carnegie Hall to Send Customized Musical ‘Valentines’ to Friends and Loved Ones

01-20-2021

Is this innovation something that your program or teaching artists might try? Carnegie Hall’s “Ensemble Connect” (EC) is a cohort of world-class young musicians who develop as teaching artists and musicians in their two-year intensive program. They are now inviting anyone to commission ($20) a personalized recording of a piece of music that fits their musical-emotional request, to be sent as a Valentine’s Day present. A personalized video of the performance by an EC alum is delivered by email. They are limiting the number so as not to be overwhelmed, so if you’re interested, reach out to them soon. Or maybe your program’s students could do this locally?

Carnegie Hall Offers Free Workshop for Young Songwriters

12-16-2020

You probably have several secret (or not-so-secret) young songwriters in your program—pass this resource along to them. Carnegie Hall has posted a five-part workshop on “How to Write a Song,” led by songwriter and performer Bridget Barkan. The series explores the power of songs and provides a step-by-step approach to crafting a song that expresses ideas and emotions; finding inspiration; writing a chorus, verse, and bridge; and making sure that the song has the communicative power of personal voice.

Lullaby International

12-02-2020

Through Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project, families work side by side with professional musicians to create and sing personal lullabies for their children. Parents create songs that are uniquely theirs, that reflect who they are as parents and what they hope to communicate or pass on to their children. Families often express the joys, fears, and stresses of parenting, but most of all, they share their hopes, dreams, and love for their children. Each lullaby is a gift, a reflection of parent creativity, love for our youngest ones, and our basic human need for meaningful connection.

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