Musical Explorers


The Newman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to continue the Musical Explorers Program in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and Denver Public Schools

Teacher Resources Available Here

What is Musical Explorers?

In Partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Musical Explores 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. Jump around between activities, featured Denver artists, and digital concerts and grow your musical horizons. Regardless of where you teach, you can open the world to your students by bringing Musical Explorers into your classroom.

Free digital resources include lesson plans, audio recordings, instructional videos, and culminating interactive concert experiences that happen right at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts with local and national artists.

This is a year-long project that introduces students to three diverse musical cultures represented by local Denver musicians. The program allows children to experience and share cultures not referenced in traditional curriculum.


This season, we will serve over 1,800 students from Denver Public Schools and beyond.

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 12th, 2023 from 4-7pm.

The culminating interactive performances will take place on May 4 and 5, 2023 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 Layath Sidiq.


Interested in participating in Musical Explorers?

Register here: Musical Explorers Registration

contact luke.wachter@du.edu for more information


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