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.

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

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! 

Voice Studio: The Singer's Audition Handbook

Calling all singers—this season Claudia Friedlander will be revisiting and revitalizing the Singer's Audition Handbook! With a variety of new insights, strategies, and professional advice, the Handbook will help you prepare for auditions and make sure you're ready to perform at your best. Look for Claudia's blog posts as the season unfolds, and participate in the Voice Studio to get tips, new ideas, and direct feedback. 

Joyce DiDonato Master Classes

We are excited to annouce that world-renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will be returning to Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing to lead another series of master classes! Join us on January 8-10, 2016 to watch the live webcasts on


To get ready, watch last year's master classes with Joyce DiDonato, and make sure to check out Carnegie Hall’s Digital Library for access to previous master classes and workshops led by top artists from around the world.


Recent Projects: Digital Music Production Workshops at Carnegie Hall

Last season Carnegie Hall and Building Beats teamed up to host a series of digital music production workshops at Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing. In addition to a lot of great music that was made, we also produced an extensive list of digital resources to help music producers create, record, and perform their own music! Make sure to check out the set of workshop resources to learn about a variety of topics including sampling, synthesizers, mixing and mastering, and much more, so you can continue creating your own music at home.

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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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