Musical Explorers

Welcome to Musical Explorers!

Fall 2023 registration is now open!
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Developed in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Musical Explorers connects elementary students to diverse musical communities – whether they are learning in-person or online. A free program, Musical Explorers builds basic music skills as students learn songs from different cultures and reflect on their own communities. After focusing on three musical genres each semester, in-person and digital concerts allow students to “meet” the professional musicians that have guided them on their musical journeys through the Georgia Lowcountry and beyond!

Registration includes:

  • Access to an easy-to-use digital curriculum, with multiple videos from each artist
  • Digital professional development modules to guide you through each unit
  • An original live concert featuring all artists (also available digitally on-demand)
  • A regular newsletter with extra ideas and tips for incorporating Musical Explorers into your online or in-person classroom

During the 2023 spring semester, students will explore Vietnamese traditional, Sicilian folk, and Haitian muisc. The program is packed with informative lessons, articles and books, supplemental songs and videos, activities, and much more to explore and incorporate into your teaching. Although the curriculum was designed with K-2 students in mind, Musical Explorers provides rich opportunities for musical and cultural exploration and is open to any teacher.

Register now!

Savannah Music Festival provides Musical Explorers at no cost to participants through the generous support of donors and sponsors. Thank you! 

Musical Explorers is sponsored by the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, the city of Savannah, and the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.

Musical Explorers is sponsored in part by the Walter G. Canipe Foundation, Marla & Morris Geffen, Robert M. & Diane v.S. Levy, the JC Lewis Foundation, the One Hundred Children’s Foundation, and the Johanna Anderson Trueblood Foundation.

Partial support for Musical Explorers is provided by Anonymous, Atlanta Gas Light, and International Paper.

Additional support for Musical Explorers is provided by the Committee to Elect Nick Palumbo, Georgia Music Foundation, AM Goldkrand, Toby W. Hollenberg, Gary & Cindy Reedy, James & Karen Schuler in memory of Bill Trautwein, Jacqueline & Ken Sirlin, and Walmart #635.

Lead funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by Fund II Foundation, Linda and Earle S. Altman, Siegel Family Endowment, and Ralph W. and Leona Kern.

Additional lead funding for Musical Explorers has been graciously provided by JJR Foundation and JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by The Edwin Caplin Foundation and Mr. Chretien Risley, Trustee; Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation; and KPMG LLP.

Musical Explorers is also made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.

The Weill Music Institute’s programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.