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.
The Singer's Audition Handbook is well under way with a brand new season of material, featuring blog posts by Claudia Friedlander. Check out her latest post, "Making a Video Audition Demo: A Visit to the Recording Studio," in which Claudia visits the Recording studio with soprano Virginia Barney, and shares an inside look at creating video audition demos. Throughout the summer and fall, Claudia will be revisiting the entire handbook, providing new perspectives, insights from professional singers, resources and opportunities from the community, as well as advice for how to have an excellent audition season. Keep checking back for Claudia's posts, and participate in the Voice Studio to get new tips, ideas, and direct feedback on your work and career!
This fall, on October 29-31, 2016, world-renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is returning to Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing to lead another series of master classes! Applications are now open, so make sure to submit yours to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!
Applications and information about the master classes can be found here.
In addition, join us to watch the live webcasts on Medici.tv.
Past master classes with Joyce DiDonato are also available for viewing. Watch the webcasts from the 2015 and winter 2016 master classes, as well as workshops and master classes led by top artists from around the world in Carnegie Hall's Digital Library.
In celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season, the Weill Music Institute is launching The Somewhere Project, a citywide exploration of West Side Story. This unique creative learning project will engage people through events in all five boroughs of New York City, anchored by a large-scale production of West Side Story. However, you don’t need to be in New York City to participate in The Somewhere Project. An eight-part interactive companion course is available to users around the globe free of charge. You’ll learn about the history and social issues that inspired West Side Story; and get practical instructions from professionals on all facets of performance, including songwriting, dance, acting, audition preparation, and much more.
We challenge you to create an original piece of music inspired by the song "Somewhere" from West Side Story. It could be a cover of the work itself or an original song that captures the spirit of the song—imagining a better world for us. Share your recording on social media with #SomewhereProject and we will add it to our gallery! If you're looking for inspiration, sign up for the full West Side Story Companion Course to hear Marin Alsop and others talk about the original work.