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.
During the 2022-23 season, over 1,800 students from Denver Public Schools and beyond will be served. In addition to free digital resources and a curriculum created by local and national content experts, teachers will receive a free professional development session on January 7th from 9am to 1pm. The culminating interactive performances will take place on May 4 and 5 at 10:15am.
This year's Musical Explorers program will feature hip hop with Stephen Brackett of the Flobots, Chicano funk with Los Mocochetes, and Iraqi folk music with Layth Sidiq.