Annual Concert Series Celebrates Its 10th Year of Financial and Creative Support for NYC-Based Performers

Now celebrating its 10th year, the Uncharted Concert Series returns to Greenwich House Music School (GHMS) for six one-night-only Thursday evening performances, April 4 to May 9, featuring artist alumni from the program’s past decade. Uncharted is an invaluable financial and performance resource for New York City-based musicians seeking to develop original material and premiere first-look projects in an intimate concert setting.

Featured dates for the 2024 season include concerts from Camila Meza with Aaron Goldberg (April 4), Queen Esther (April 11), Alea (April 18), Mireya Ramos with Trevor Turla (April 25), Raquel Acevedo Klein (May 2), and Dana Lyn with We the Gleaners (May 9). This line-up of strong women headliners underlines Uncharted’s commitment to promoting female diversity in performance. General entry tickets to all shows are $20. Ticket sales include access to a pre-show open wine/beer bar.

A lot has changed for Uncharted in the past decade. Though the program has always nurtured and supported local artists, it has undergone major transformations over the years in response to artists’ real-world needs. What began in 2014 as a way to present local talent has now evolved into a paid artist-in-residence support system. Uncharted provides its participants with free rehearsal space, paid compensation for rehearsal time, technical/backline assistance, marketing and publicity support, and high-quality recordings of their program. Artists receive 100% of ticket and merchandise sales. At the end of their residency, artists leave with a fully-formed show concept (complete with A/V assets and marketing copy) that they can use to continue promoting their work. Through this unique fellowship, Uncharted hopes to help artists take steps toward a self-sustaining cycle within the creative economy of New York City.

Rachel Black, Uncharted co-founder and Director of Greenwich House Music School, says, “The Uncharted series has afforded some of New York City’s most original, diverse, and talented local performers with financial support and physical space to explore fresh directions. On our tenth anniversary, we’re excited to welcome back several of the series’ shining stars for a second chance at new discoveries. We can’t wait to see their ideas come to life at these one-night-only performances in the Greenwich House Music School Recital Hall.”

“Over the past ten years, Uncharted‘s approach has evolved in direct response to artists’ needs,” explains Uncharted co-founder and Curator Jennie Wasserman (NJPAC, The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center). “We discovered that there was a limit to how much a single one-off gig could do for the trajectory of an artist’s career. What they actually needed was a larger support system. We’re looking to provide resources with a longer-term impact for the artists who participate in our residency, so it’s a joy to be able to see these performers return to further capitalize on that opportunity.”

Select past Uncharted performers include pianist and Broadway composer Shaina Taub, jazz pianist Aaron Diehl, guitarist Marc Ribot, guitarist Binky Griptite of The Dap-Kings, vocalists Michael Mayo and Deva Mahal, acclaimed jazz harpist Brandee Younger, composer/performer Val-Inc, jazz trumpeter and composer Steven Bernstein, avant-cabaret performer Migguel Anggelo, guitarist and singer/songwriter Celisse, Broadway’s Grace McLean, saxophonist and bandleader Camille Thurman, sound artist Bora Yoon, and performance artist Cynthia Hopkins. The Uncharted performance history is available at

Thanks to a generous multi-year grant from the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, all of the artists in this season’s cohort will have access to a multitude of resources through a paid residency that provides free rehearsal space along with technical assistance and backline, compensation for rehearsal time, individual marketing assistance, and unrestricted use of high-quality audio, video, and photographic records of their performance to further develop and promote their work.

Since 1905, Greenwich House Music School (GHMS) has provided high-quality, affordable arts education for New Yorkers of all ages. The distinguished faculty teach students the beauty and transformative power of music, art, dance, and theater through private lessons, classes, workshops, and monthly recitals. GHMS is a member of the New York City Coalition of Community Schools of the Arts and The National Guild of Community Arts Education.

The current series lineup follows below; tickets to all shows are on sale now. Dates and personnel are subject to change. For press requests, including artist or staff interviews, press tickets, or for additional information regarding the history and future of the Uncharted series, please contact John Seroff at