Special Series

Songwriter Series

In this ongoing series, explore the craft of songwriting. Through regular interviews and short videos, professional songwriters share inspiration and advice about diverse musical styles and approaches to the art of songwriting.


"Never let an idea fade away into oblivion"

Elizabeth Eckert:
"Every song you write makes you better"

Scott Sharrard:
"The craft and life experience will get you there"

Kara DioGuardi:
"Let the song take you where it’s going to go"

Nikki Jean:
"And I said to myself, wait ... the same guy wrote ALL these songs?"


Kahn Morbee:
"Move on and try and do something different the next time."


Pamela Oland:"You have to learn how to use language"

Mike Grubbs:"You work and you get better"


Master Classes

Watch and read about our master classes, workshops, and talks with teaching artists. You'll have the opportunity to learn from world-class musicians and educators—free, online, wherever you are. Brush up on your musical skills while you enjoy surprising educational moments, musical performances, and insightful and amusing commentary from the masters.



Carnegie Hall Stories

Celebrating Carnegie Hall's 120th birthday, dig back through our history in this blog series, with photos and videos, as we share some of our stories with you about how the hall came to be. Learn more about some of the famous—and not-so-famous—artists who have made Carnegie Hall so special.

Part 1: Carnegie Hall, Born Uptown (Way Uptown)
Part 2: Carnegie Hall's First Opening Night: Did Tchaikovsky Pull a Fast One?
Part 3: Meet the Beatles, Again and Again
Part 4: The Big Red Box in the Sky That Wasn't
Part 5: Live from Carnegie Hall

Learn more about Carnegie Hall's 120th Anniversary Season.


Live from Carnegie Hall Broadcasts

Carnegie Hall Live returns with 12 broadcasts throughout the 2012–2013 season. This rich broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall in collaboration with American Public Media, includes behind-the-scenes videos, interviews with conductors and performers, and photographs of the productions. During each live broadcast, Musical Exchange hosts live web chats—including Twitter commentary by the broadcast team—from backstage and in the control room.


Carnegie Hall created this Ning Network.

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.





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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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