Musical Explorers

In partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Musical Explorers connects children to rich and diverse musical communities as they build fundamental music skills through listening, singing, and moving to songs from all over the world. Featuring world-class artists and multiple types of activities, the program is designed to grow the musical horizons of its students. Regardless of where you teach, you can open the world to your students by bringing Musical Explorers into your classroom.

Musical Explorers is a semester-long project that introduces students to three diverse musical cultures represented by musicians from Denver and around the world, allowing students to experience and share cultures not referenced in a traditional curriculum. Free digital resources include lesson plans, audio recordings, instructional videos, and culminating interactive concert experiences that happen at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. This season's three Musical Explorers performances took place on April 30 and May 1, 2024.

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2023-24 Season

The 2023-24 Musical Explorers season served over 3,000 2nd grade students from Denver Public Schools and beyond, including curriculum, digital resources, and in class visits from local and international featured artists. This past season's Musical Explorers launched on January 6, 2024 with a kickoff professional development session, culminating with three performances on April 30 and May 1, 2024. This program is offered for free to participating schools. 

Registration for the 2024-25 season forthcoming

Thank you to our community partners Denver Arts & Venues (Denver Music Advancement Fund) and US Bank who proudly help to fund our Musical Explorers program.

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