Carnegie Hall's Musical Exchange is a free online community for young musicians (ages 13-25) to connect with fellow artists and to develop their talents with professional mentors.

  • Work with Carnegie Hall artists
  • Share your music and get feedback
  • Connect with musicians worldwide

Paquito D'Rivera Workshop

We will ask your questions when we interview jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera during the upcoming Latin Jazz Traditions workshop at Carnegie Hall. Submit your questions for Paquito D'Rivera by commenting on this page before May 12.

Following the live workshop, Musical Exchange members will also have the opportunity to participate in a series of online discussions and activities related to the work of Paquito D’Rivera. The series culminates with a scheduled webcast of the May 16 concert, which is open to all members of the Musical Exchange community. 

Get Your Song Recorded And Performed!

Join professional songwriters Deidre Rodman Struck and Mike Viola in our Songwriting Exchange series for a chance to have one of your songs professionally recorded and performed at a venue in New York City. Click here for more details!

The final submission deadline is June 2, 2014


Get into the Groove in this week's new songwriting activity, where we ask you to write a song or musical idea based on a groove or ostinato.

Voice Studio

In this Skype lesson, Carnegie Hall teaching artist Claudia Friedlander discusses the challenges of singing pants roles. 


Can you think of other male opera roles that are played by women? How about some female opera roles that are played by men? Click here to chime in on the discussion on pants roles.

Latest Activity

Madeleine Ertel commented on Carnegie Hall's blog post What's in a Title?
"Deidre Rodman Struck I could see Synonyms for Lonely, Bare Tree, or Locksmith possibly being interesting songs"
5 hours ago
Madeleine Ertel commented on Carnegie Hall's blog post Communal Title
"Thank you Kaitlyn Mann, now that I think about it, the lyrics I write are often a bit rushed so that helps!  And Deidre Rodman Struck, I am SO happy you compared me to Sara Bareilles I lovve her songs :) your ideas make a lot of sense thanks…"
5 hours ago
Nicholas Nield joined Carnegie Hall's group


Singer-songwriters, guitarists, pianists, and artists of other musical styles, connect together here about creating songs, writing lyrics, jamming, performing and more. You are encouraged to:Share your original songsListen to songs by other group…See More
6 hours ago
Jacob Derwin commented on Carnegie Hall's blog post Get into the Groove
"DeidreI can multitrack! In fact, this recording was two tracks, but I think I was being a bit quiet on the vocal section during recording. Dorm life and all that, haha. I think if I slow it down a tad and sing louder, it'll sound more defined.…"
9 hours ago
Deidre Rodman Struck commented on Carnegie Hall's blog post Get into the Groove
"Kaitlyn Mann great work on your revision! The song has a much clearer form to my ears now. It has a flow. (couldn't help but think of Adele's "Skyfall" during it, which made me wonder if the song might be served well by taking it…"
9 hours ago
Deidre Rodman Struck commented on Carnegie Hall's page Get Your Song Professionally Produced and Recorded!
"Ken Bragg--sure! Just get started as soon as you can. You have until June 2nd and need to finish the criteria listed above. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!"
10 hours ago
Deidre Rodman Struck commented on Carnegie Hall's blog post Get into the Groove
"Jacob Derwin I agree with Kaitlyn, great lyrics! In fact I was wishing the chorus could've been repeated a bit more, with the words a bit more drawn out, as she suggested. But it is definitely a groove! Just out of curiosity, do you have…"
10 hours ago
Deidre Rodman Struck commented on Carnegie Hall's blog post Communal Title
"Elise Hofmann I love this! It actually does fit the point of the activity even though you changed the title, in that it got you creating relevant new work and thinking about how the title could apply to what you had to say. I love what you came up…"
10 hours ago

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Connect with other young musicians (ages 13-25), share your performances and compositions, and join creative projects led by professional artists from Carnegie Hall.


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