Music with Carnegie Hall

TCS is proud to have been chosen for the Music Theory program by Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, a multi-disciplinary approach towards teaching music to students. Offered to elementary students in grades 1-4.  See program descriptions below.

We are preparing our children for the performance of a lifetime!

Musical Explorers Program

Program Summary: The Musical Explorers Program connects students in grades 1–2 to the music of New York City’s diverse communities. During the 2019–2020 school year, students will explore the following musical genres:  Cumbia (Colombian Folk Music), Armenian Folk Music, Christian Hip-Hop, Bluegrass, Chinese Folk Music, and Iraqi Folk Music. At the end of each semester, students perform in an interactive concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, with international artists and about 500 students from the tri-state area.

Teachers across the country access Musical Explorers lesson plans, videos, and songs online through a new digital pilot program. In 2018, about 30,000 students participated in the Musical Explorers Program across the United States.
Core Curriculum Objectives:

  • Build fundamental music skills, content knowledge, creativity
  • Develop listening, vocal, and dance skills
  • Learn basic music concepts of the repertoire
  • Exposure to global music, culture, and NYC -based international artists
  • Music enrichment for life-long learning and appreciation

Link Up Program: “The Orchestra Swings

Program Summary:  The Link Up Program introduces students in grades 3–4 to the orchestra through an interactive curriculum, including a year-end concert in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (More information to come about performance.) 

During the 2019–2020 school year, students will explore classical and jazz music through the works of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Florence Price, Courtney Bryan.  The curriculum covers fundamental music concepts: rhythm, melody, tempo, orchestration, composition. Students will perform the curriculum repertoire with the Carnegie Hall Orchestra in New York City, and about 500 students in the program.

A participatory program, Link Up reaches approximately 450,000 students and teachers around the world. This music education program is made possible through national partnerships with more than 110 orchestras from Alaska to Florida, as well as international partnerships with orchestras in Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Japan, Kenya, and Spain.

Core Curriculum Objectives:

  • 1-year study of orchestral repertoire and composers
  • Learn to sing vocal repertoire and play Soprano Recorder, in preparation for the concert
  • Learn basic musical concepts of the orchestra
  • Learn the Families of the Orchestra: strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion
  • Learn about Carnegie Hall: history, landmark designation, famous artists, composers