Fueling the creativity of K–12 students through instrumental music programs, this national initiative provides funding and professional development for teachers in underserved communities across the country.
In 2018, Carnegie Hall will explore the turbulent quest for civil rights, equal rights, and social justice during the ’60s. In collaboration with partner institutions throughout the city, this festival will use the arts to help understand where we were then and where we are now.
Music can play a role in everyday interactions that support our next generation. To better understand this effect, Carnegie Hall commissioned a new research paper from Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf, an expert in the field. Titled “Why Making Music Matters,” her research points to several key reasons why investing in children early and often is critical to healthy development and a successful future.
Artists influence not only the spaces around them, but also the environments in which they work and live. Ensemble Connect is a two-year fellowship program for young musicians in the United States that prepares them for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
New works build the future on the shoulders of Carnegie Hall’s legacy. Between the 2015–2016 and 2019–2020 seasons, at least 125 new works will be commissioned from both established and emerging composers and premiered at Carnegie Hall.
Giving voice to pregnant women and new mothers, the Lullaby Project pairs them with professional artists to write lullabies and empower them to connect more deeply with their babies, envisioning new possibilities for themselves and their children.
Photography: Young girl playing cello courtesy of Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, a program of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and a Carnegie Hall PlayUSA partner; Ensemble Connect by Jennifer Taylor; Young boy playing violin courtesy of El Paso Symphony Orchestra; Why Making Music Matters by Richard Termine; 125 Commissions by Stefan Cohen; Tamilles Fernandes by Fadi Kheir; Eric Owens by Dario Acosta
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