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Digital Music Studio at Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing Opening!

It's opening weekend of Carnegie Hall's new Resnick Education Wing! Follow our blog as we share photos and new music created live in our Digital Music Studio, a collaboration with World Up and Found Sound Nation.

Photo recap of the Digital Music Studio at Family Day at Carnegie Hall…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on September 20, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Songwriting Exchange: The Art of Collaboration

The Art of Collaboration: Let's create a super duo!

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Work with a partner from Musical Exchange to write a song or musical ideas around the theme of Summer. Post your song in…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on May 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — 17 Comments

Songwriting Exchange: Story Songs

Story Songs: Tell a story from someone else's perspective in song.

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Using a title from the 'What's in a Title?' activity,…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on May 19, 2014 at 2:30pm — 53 Comments

Songwriting Exchange: The Unconventional

The Unconventional: Incorporate a surprise into your song.

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Write a new song or musical phrase that uses an interesting rhythmic, melodic or harmonic element to take it to an unexpected place! Post your work below using…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on May 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — 74 Comments

Visual Inspiration

Visual Inspiration: Use your own image or the images below as your inspiration for a song.…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — 81 Comments

Get into the Groove

Get into the Groove: Base a song or musical idea on a groove or ostinato.

A groove or ostinato can be a rhythmic pattern, a bass line, a chord progression, or all those things put together.  Check out these detailed definitions on Wikipedia for more info on groove and …

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Added by Carnegie Hall on April 14, 2014 at 4:50pm — 79 Comments

Songwriting Exchange: The Art of Limits

The Art of Limits: write a song based on the 4-chord progression I - V - vi - IV.

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Write a musical phrase or song using the…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on April 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — 99 Comments

Communal Title

Communal title: Write a musical phrase or song with a title written by one of your peers.

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Added by Carnegie Hall on March 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — 83 Comments

What's in a Title?

What's in a title? Write down short phrases that come into your head.

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  • Set a timer for 3 minutes. Write 10 titles without thinking too much about it or being judgmental. Just write down whatever short phrases come into your head. The time crunch tends to make your inner critic get out of the way.
  • As an alternative, free write for 3 minutes. Circle words or phrases that jump…
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Added by Carnegie Hall on February 25, 2014 at 5:30pm — 151 Comments

Arranging Ellington Results

Congratulations to Michael Conrad for his winning submission to the Arranging Ellington project! Our review panel, which included Darcy James Argue and members of the Carnegie Hall staff, was impressed by the depth and inventiveness of all of the submissions, but Michael’s arrangement of “Come Sunday” was particularly remarkable. Click play below to hear his winning arrangement:

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Added by Carnegie Hall on January 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

2014 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

Seeking instrumentalists ages 16–19 for a tuition-free experience of a lifetime …

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Added by Carnegie Hall on August 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Just Do It vs. Divine Intervention: So Percussion on Songwriting & Stage Arrangement

You may have seen So Percussion in various settings, from our stages at Carnegie Hall to smaller community venues, but one thing remains true of…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Jazz Profiles: Vijay Iyer - Beyond the Next Big Thing

Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer plays stunning music as a highly celebrated and award-winning soloist and with a trio and his all-star sextet. Here, associate editor of JazzTimes Jeff…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2013 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Introducing the Players & Inaugural Tour of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

We're pleased to announce details for the inaugural July 2013 tour by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, which, beginning this summer, annually brings together some of the most talented young orchestral players from across the United States, ages 16-19. The NYO-USA's 2013 summer schedule includes five…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

An Indescribable Rush: Leslie Stifelman on Taking the Stage with Broadway Stars

For the second time this season, Leslie serves as the artistic director and conductor of our interactive Broadway-themed Community Sing event! Joined by a talented Broadway cast, Broadway band, and PACE University dance students, Leslie presents …

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Added by Carnegie Hall on April 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Jazz Profiles: Jenny Scheinman

Violinist Jenny Scheinman, along with all-star bandmates guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade, presents the concert-hall world debut of their versatile and melodic trio this month. Here, Jeff Tamarkin reveals the violinist's surprising background.

One of her collaborators, renowned guitarist Bill Frisell, has been a regular musical partner for more than a decade—the two have shared many stages together and contributed often to one another's recordings. But drummer Brian…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on March 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Opera Singer Sissieretta Jones: The Black Patti—From the Carnegie Hall Archives

110 years ago, in 1893, a benefit was held for the World's Fair Colored Opera and Concert Company. According to an review of the event in The New York Times, it was staged to raise funds for and gauge the interest in a production of Will Marion Cook's Scenes from the Opera of Uncle Tom's Cabin at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, a performance that in the end did…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on February 14, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments

Film Score Project - Meet the Filmmaker

Filmmaker Ali Gorfinkel's new short documentary The Juggler is the focus of…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on February 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ellington's Sacred Music

The 2013-2014 season's creative learning project shines the spotlight on Duke Ellington’s sacred music, some of the most ambitious and heartfelt music of his legendary career. Tying together elements of jazz and classical music with African American spirituals and gospel music, Ellington’s compositions crossed the lines dividing secular…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on February 8, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Songwriting and South Africa

This spring, Musical Exchange will host a songwriting project designed in collaboration with the Casterbridge Music Development Academy and the Rock School Fund. A select group of American students, ages 13-17, will get the opportunity to travel to South Africa to participate in a music festival! Details will be announced this spring.…

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Added by Carnegie Hall on February 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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