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Decoda and WQXR teamed up for 2 NYC public school tours across the boroughs with interactive performances that thrilled and surprised the young audiences!

Decoda is a New York-based chamber collective dedicated to bringing meaningful musical experiences to any and all audiences. The first Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall, Decoda explores creativity, community, and identity through live performances and thoughtful methods of engagement. Watch the video above to find out more!

11 of our Music students were selected to participate in an intensive residency with elite US ensemble, Decoda at Dumfries House where they learned how to create interactive performances for young people from local primary schools.

György Kurtág - Hommage à R. Schumann
Recorded April 27, 2016; Second Inversion

Adams - Toot Nipple | Ligeti - Six Bagatelles, III.
Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
July 19, 2016 - Zankel Hall - Skidmore College

Jane Antonia Cornish - Nocturne III.
April 21, 2014 - Live at Subculture, the Decoda Cello Quartet.

Caroline Shaw, composer and vocals
By & By - Will there be any stars in my crown
Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
July 21, 2015 - Zankel Hall - Skidmore College


J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, III.
Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
July 19, 2016 - Faculty/Student Performance
Skidmore College


Humanity Concert with
Lydenskab & Danish National Refugee Council
April 2016

Can music heal us? The Decoda chamber ensemble is convinced it can by making music accessible to everyone. Every year, the New York City-based collective spends one week at the Lee Correctional Institution teaching inmates at the maximum security facility to play and compose music as part of a rehabilitation program.
At this prison, inmates are becoming songwriters. A collaboration between Decoda and the South Carolina Dept of Corrections via HuffPost Rise.