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?

Musical Explorers is designed to connect Kindergarten – 2nd grade students to Denver’s rich and diverse musical community as they build fundamental music skills through listening, singing, and moving to songs from all over the world. 

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 year, we will serve over 1,000 Denver Public School students who will engage with Hip Hop, Native American and Salsa musical genres and cultural traditions.

The artists have reinvented these deeply rooted traditions to make them their own. Teachers and students will learn together and perform with the artists during the concluding, interactive concerts at the Newman Center on May 18-19, 2020.


Interested in participating in the Musical Explorers program?

Please email our Education and Community Engagement Manager, Melissa Vuletich: melissa.vuletich@du.edu  

We thank you for joining our expedition and hope you enjoy the journey! 


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