Recent Projects

Catch up on the diverse range of genres, activities, and resources from past seasons. 

Arranging Ellington

You are invited to arrange one of Duke Ellington's classic sacred compositions as part of the Arranging Ellington project! Connect with other arrangers, composers, and musicians and work alongside project artist Darcy James Argue for a chance to have your work performed at Carnegie Hall! Click here to learn more!

Songwriter Online Project

Songwriters, composers, singers and instrumentalists in the Musical Exchange community are invited to join the Songwriter Online Project, the online portion of Musical Exchange's Songwriter Search. Creative activities, led by Musical Exchange artists Aram Bajakian and Deidre Struck, will be posted on a weekly basis for all participants to respond to. We encourage you to share your work in progress for feedback from the project leaders, and to comment on the work of your peers. 

The Voice Studio

Become the very best singer you can be! Share your performances, experiences, and ideas in the Voice Studio and connect with some of the singers who are performing in recitals at Carnegie Hall this season. Claudia Friedlander, a voice teacher based in New York City, is your guide on this exploration of vocal technique, repertoire, and interpretation.

The Seven Ages of Musicals: Our Time in the Theater

Our Musical Theater Project offered you a unique opportunity to collaborate with artists from around the world, including Leslie Stifelman, music director and conductor for Broadway’s hit musical Chicago, and Roger Rees, Tony Award winning actor and co-director of Peter and the Starcatcher, in the creation of a brand new online musical.


The Film Score Project

We took film score submissions for Ali Gorfinkel's The Juggler from the composers in the Musical Exchange Composing Group. One score was selected to be recorded by professional musicians in a recording studio in New York City.

Voices from Latin America

Carnegie Hall’s Voices from Latin America festival paid tribute to cultures that have fueled the world’s imagination. Diverse musical traditions were explored through the perspectives of the acclaimed artists who appeared at Carnegie Hall, including the festival’s artistic advisors: composer Osvaldo Golijov, singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil, pianist-composer Chucho Valdés, and conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

La Pasión según San Marcos: A Creative Learning Project

We explored Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos, a stunning oratorio that embraces the cultural and musical history of the Latin American people, connecting with New York City high school singers who performed this piece at Carnegie Hall with members of the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela Choir, professional soloists, and the Orquesta la Pasión.

Saving Songs and Musical Traditions

In collaboration with Original Music Workshop

Users shared their contemporary takes on a classic based on examples from the collaboration between Magos Herrera and Celso Duarte, two multi-talented musicians who preserve musical traditions through their own dynamic artistry—from Latin folk to explosive jazz arrangements.

Jazz Collaboration with Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) Artistic Director Irvin Mayfield and clarinetist Evan Christopher, along with students of the New Orleans Jazz Institute, shared their jazz performances and perspectives.

Voices Around the World

Composer and vocalist Samita Sinha led us on a journey of discovery as we looked at singing traditions from around the world. Challenge conventional ideas about song and the use of the human voice!

American Songbook: Music for the Theater

Leslie Stifelman, music director and conductor for Broadway’s hit musical Chicago, and Roger Rees,Tony Award winning actor and co-director of Peter and the Starcatcher, along with some of Broadway's brightest talents, engaged, inspired and trained dedicated singers, musicians, dancers, and actors in their pursuit of coming to Broadway!

Arabic-Egyptian Music Workshop

We discovered the rich musical and cultural heritage of the Arab world through the building blocks of Arabic-Egyptian music, including melodies that stem from vocal traditions. Riad Abdel-Gawad taught a traditional composition and participants explored the music’s characteristic modes, ornamentation, and improvisation techniques.

Composing: Sing in an Interdisciplinary Voice

We explored musical composition through visual tools, multimedia approaches, and the use of different vocal styles. We studied works by Paola Prestini as she and members shared their own works in progress.


Son Jarocho Music of Mexico

We uncovered the roots of Son Jarocho music of Mexico, including influences from African rhythms, Spanish melodies and verses, and the diverse musical instruments from the Mexican state of Veracruz. Harpist Celso Duarte taught a Son Jarocho melody and fostered collaboration in the true spirit of the Son Jarocho tradition.


Ragas to Rock: Translating Musical Traditions

We got into performance and reinterpretation of traditional American and north Indian classical song as it was lead by vocalists Samita Sinha and Julia Ulehla, and guitarist Aram Bajakian. Consider the ways in which we translate and interpret musical traditions.


Short & Sweet Projects!

My Music, My Voice

Post an original musical performance or composition that represents your music and your artistic perspective.



Share your own journey with others in performing or composing a piece of music.


Your Musical World

Upload a short introductory video presenting your "founds sounds" to be included in a new musical composition!


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