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

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The Singer's Audition Handbook

Choosing your repertoire for audition season? Check out this blog post by Claudia Friedlander for advice on designing a balanced audition package, including advice from professional singers!

Throughout the summer and early fall, The Singer’s Audition Handbook will help you identify, prepare, and successfully audition for the educational and performance opportunities that are right for you. 

Songwriting Exchange Winners

Congratulations to Connor Mahoney and Justina Shandler on their winning submissions to Songwriting Exchange! Their exceptional original songs have been selected to be professionally recorded and performed live in New York City this August. 

Click here to see videos of the winning submissions!

We would also like to recognize runners-up Madeline Ertel, Aly Nicole Shulte, and Kendra Bragg for their song submissions and participation throughout the online project.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this project and made Songwriting Exchange a tremendous success. Keep writing and sharing your work in the Songwriting group!

Music from the Mountains

Hannah Schneider launched Music from the Mountains—a humanitarian project to help struggling musicians in the mountainous North Caucasus, Russia—to show that music still unites us all, even across languages, cultures, and politics. Hannah has traveled to the North Caucasus, a region fraught with poverty and religious and ethnic strife, to scout and record an album of young musicians to help them develop their talent and become involved in Musical Exchange.


Check out our newest featured musician: Arina!

Latest Activity

Claudia Friedlander replied to Claudia Friedlander's discussion How to Choose Audition Repertoire in the group Voice Studio
"Hi Hillary! Thanks for sharing your repertoire explorations w/ us and for posting a recording!  If Fiordiligi & Susannah are your most comfortable pieces, I feel that the rest of your package should keep within the range of lyric soprano…"
12 hours ago
Kaitlyn Mann's video was featured

Zombie Apocalypse Live at The West End Lounge, NYC

My original song live at The West End Lounge, August 17, 2014.
15 hours ago
Amo is now a member of Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange
16 hours ago
Profile IconMadiYin and Ken Bragg joined Carnegie Hall's group


Connect with other musicians with an interest in composing and arranging, share your work in progress, and get feedback from other members and professional artists.See More
21 hours ago
MadiYin 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
21 hours ago
Ken Bragg replied to Yasmin de Soiza's discussion It takes Taylor Swift how long to write a song??????? in the group Songwriting
"It depends on what I'm writing. Getting a first draft down usually takes me anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Revising is a much more taxing process. Classical composition can take me much, much longer as it is a more revision-heavy process…"
Ken Bragg commented on Carnegie Hall's group Songwriting
"Looks like everyone has had a productive summer! Aly, I really like this one! It's very catchy, but also very emotional. That's a great combination. It's funny how we can come back to something a while later and turn it into…"
Ken Bragg liked Carnegie Hall's group Composing

About Musical Exchange

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


Sony Corporation of America is the proud lead sponsor of Carnegie Hall's Musical Exchange.


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