The Studios

“Isadora Duncan lived and rehearsed new dance works here. Enrico Caruso made his first recording in studio 826. Jerome Robbins and Agnes de Mille studied and dreamed here…Today, these traditions are carried forward by more than 300,000 young people and adults who received instruction in the arts in Carnegie Hall studios each year. Their presence in the same building where the finest musical performances are heard adds immeasurably to the unique creative ferment one feels about this national cultural landmark. Carnegie Hall is a crucible of democratic creativity…bringing together all that is best in America’s myriad ethnic and cultural strains…proving that we have built not just a nation but a civilization.”

Isaac Stern, former Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall






Garson Kanin reflects on his days in the Carnegie Studios