With the health and safety of our community in mind, we have made the decision to close Carnegie Hall to the public and postpone in-person events, classes, and workshops until further notice to help #flattenthecurve and slow the spread of COVID-19. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves.


Stay tuned to emails and social media for updates about future events. If you have questions or concerns, please email us at info@carnegiehallwv.org during regular business hours. We will also respond to messages on Facebook as quickly as we can.



Master pianist Barbara Nissman is contributing her new “Behind the Notes” series of online conversations and performances as a fundraiser for Carnegie Hall. Nissman created the 12-part series in her lovely home studio in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. 


All proceeds from the series will support Carnegie Hall. For a $50 or higher donation to Carnegie Hall, viewers will have access to the entire 12-part online series until April 30, 2021.

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Join us online January 23, 2021 for a taste of nostalgia with master baker Genevieve Bardwell as she shows how to make salt rising bread using the same three-step process that has been passed down through West Virginia families for centuries. Bardwell will share historical research that reveals how Appalachian women were ingenious in their use of natural leavening methods. 

Carnegie Hall will record the workshop and provide access to the video to class participants so they can review the instructions as they make their own salt rising bread.