On a Positive Note: Carnegie Hall Shifts Community Programs Online
The programs at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute reach a broad cross-section of the city’s population - its Lullaby Project helps new parents write lullabies for their children, and songwriting programs reach both students from across the city and young people in the city’s correctional system, encouraging them to express themselves through music. And every summer, it brings together talented young musicians from across the country for its National Youth Orchestra of the USA, which also includes NYO-Jazz and NYO2 for younger students from under traditionally represented communities.
Even under the current quarantine rules, the Institute has found ways to continue working with these groups in order to keep the musical creativity going - with details to come on how it will move the NYO programs online. In this second of two parts highlighing Carnegie Hall's online programs, Weill Music Institute Director Sarah Johnson provides some of the details.