Our residency program is a rich, innovative course, which takes students on a journey of musical discovery to visit a variety of destinations around the world.

Join Our Musical Journey

Visiting Africa, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Brazil, New Orleans & more! Through interactive drumming and guided storytelling, the students get to experience the geography and history of the exciting places we adventure to!

Great for all ages!

The Musical IQ weekly residency offers hands-on and interactive music instruction for all grade levels, Pre-k to 12, through in-class instruction, after school programs, and community events. Our teaching artists work with each class once a week, for an average of 8-12 weeks.

Shorter courses are available for summer programs

Valuable education.

Using our CRC – Culturally Responsive Curriculum with an emphasis on SEL - Social-emotional Learning, our teaching artists focus on leadership skills, active listening, teamwork and collaboration, while giving students an opportunity to access their own innate creative expression.

" This was FABULOUS! Every child, every grade emerged wanting to share what they learned and what they saw.  Some of the children remembered the experience pre-Covid which shows how much of an impact it had on them. I have 2 teachers who are upset with me because their grades weren't chosen to participate. "

Annmarie McLeoud | PS 21 - Crispus Attucks Elementary School

"My organization has been working with Musical IQ and Cosmic IQ for a few years now in almost every area of programming they offer. Samantha is very easy to work with, quick to respond and is always willing to make a schedule work for our sites. The programs offered are fun and engaging for all of our age groups, from Kindergarten to 8th grade. The instructors are FANTASTIC. They know how to work with a wide range of students and know how to accommodate and include any special needs, which has been a huge blessing. We hope to continue to use Musical IQ and Cosmic IQ for many years to come."

Maram Salem | NYCID

“Thank you for accommodating our school. Our students were thrilled and learned a great deal. Hopefully, we inspired future explorers, musicians and historians!”

Dr. Caceres | PS/IS 218