• Link Up in the New York City Area: The Orchestra Rocks

    Students in grades 3–5 explore rhythm and beat, discovering how composers and musicians play with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting and making the orchestra rock.. Exploring a range of orchestral repertoire, students sing, play the recorder and/or the violin, compose, and perform in a culminating concert in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

     

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  • Program Features

    • One interactive concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage featuring a professional orchestra, conductor, and Link Up students from the Tri-State Area
    • One required teacher professional development workshop per year, plus one optional workshop for professional development and program enrichment
    • The Orchestra Rocks teacher guide with accompanying CD and DVD plus one soprano recorder for each teacher
    • The Orchestra Rocks student guide and one soprano recorder for each student
    • Online materials and resources, including additional lessons and multimedia content
  • Link Up Resources
    The Orchestra Rocks
    This curriculum explores rhythm, pulse, and groove. Resources include lesson plans, audio, student workbooks, and basic assessment tools.
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    The Orchestra Sings
    This curriculum explores how composers create great melodies. Resources include lesson plans, audio, student workbooks, and basic assessment tools.
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    The Orchestra Moves
    This curriculum explores how composers create musical movement using motifs and melodic direction. Resources include lesson plans, audio, student workbooks, and basic assessment tools.
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    Beginnings
    This curriculum is a general music-literacy resource that introduces students to the orchestra, music notation, and basic recorder skills. Includes audio selections.
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  • Lead support for Link Up is provided by the Fund II Foundation.

    Additional funding for Link Up is provided by The Ambrose Monell Foundation and the Barker Welfare Foundation.

    Link Up in New York City schools is made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.

    The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.