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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Voice Studio: The Singer's Audition Handbook

The Singer's Auditions Handbook is Being Revised!

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, "How to Request Opera Auditions," in which Claudia provides advice on navigating resources that can help you get your foot in the door at an opera company that is hiring. 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! 

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Joyce DiDonato Master Classes

Joyce DiDonato Master Classes at Carnegie Hall

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


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.


The Somewhere Project

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. 

The Somewhere Challenge:

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.

You can also share your responses to the Somewhere Project and this challenge in the Musical Theater and Songwriting groups to get feedback and help create new ideas! 

Latest Activity

Claudia Friedlander added a discussion to the group Voice Studio

How to Request Opera Auditions

When I finished graduate school and it was time to begin pursuing a professional career, I was completely mystified as to how singers get hired for opera roles and concert appearances. Clearly you had to audition in order to be hired, but I didn’t…See More
20 hours ago
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Oct 17
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Oct 13
Scott Stewart replied to Claudia Friedlander's discussion How to Make a Great Demo Recording in the group Voice Studio
"Hi Claudia, Been a while since I've posted, but I wanted to add a couple of things as far as DIY recording goes. The cost has come down considerably with the release of recording software such as Reaper. Its under $100 and does…"
Oct 12
Scott Stewart updated their profile
Oct 12
Claudia Friedlander added a discussion to the group Voice Studio

Making a Video Audition Demo: A Visit to the Recording Studio

Performance degree and Young Artist Programs increasingly request video demos, rather than audio, as part of their screening process to select which singers they will invite for a live audition. I joined soprano Virginia Barney and sound engineer…See More
Oct 11
Alisa Kalina posted a video
Oct 10

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.


With additional funding from Bank of America.



Digital music workshops produced by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Building Beats are supported by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust.



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