To sign up for Link Up, each teacher can apply online. If your school has multiple participating teachers (those attending the professional development workshops and teaching the program), please have each teacher apply separately online. Only teachers implementing the program directly with students are considered participating teachers, and must apply, attend the required professional development workshops, and attend the concert.
The Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks application period opens April 22, 2015! Interested teachers can complete an application by clicking the red “Apply Now” button. Registration closes Friday, September 11, 2015.
Each teacher participating in Link Up should apply individually online. If your school has multiple participating teachers (those attending the professional development workshops and teaching the program), please have each teacher apply separately online. Please call 212-903-9670 with questions.
No. You are not required to be a music teacher to implement Link Up. However, we recommend that teachers have some basic prior knowledge and/or experience with music. The program includes some skills-based work in reading music, singing, and/or playing the soprano recorder. If you are a general classroom teacher interested in participating in Link Up and you are not sure if the program is the right fit, please call Carnegie Hall at 212-903-9670 to speak with one of our staff members.
Only teachers implementing the curriculum directly with students are considered participating teachers, and must apply, attend the required professional development workshops, and attend the concert. Teachers attending the concerts but not implementing the curriculum are considered chaperones. Please call 212-903-9670 with questions.
Each year, we ask teachers to increase their availability by picking both a first and second choice for concerts. Concerts fill up on a first-come, first-served basis and frequently reach capacity before the application period is complete. In the event that we have received your complete application but we are unable to seat your school in your first choice concert date, we will automatically attempt to seat your school for your second choice concert. Please hold both your first and second choice concert dates until you receive confirmation of concert date and time from Carnegie Hall.
Please note that after October 2, 2015 the number of students on your application cannot be adjusted, nor can refunds be issued. Contact Carnegie Hall staff at 212-903-9670 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The teacher fee for Link Up is $30 and each student is $6. One chaperone per 10 students is included free of charge.
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Payment via credit card, personal or school check is due by January 16, 2015. For schools paying via purchase order, a copy of your PO must be submitted by January 16, 2015 via fax to 212-903-0758 or via e-mail to email@example.com.
Tours are available by reservation if you are interested in seeing more of Carnegie Hall before or after your Link Up concert. Visit the tours page.
Carnegie Hall should have confirmed your Link Up concerts by October 2, 2015. If you have not yet heard from Carnegie Hall regarding your Link Up Concert by that time, please contact Carnegie Hall staff at 212-903-9670.
Yes, every participating teacher is required to attend a Link Up professional development workshop in the fall regardless of past participation in the program. Teachers who do not attend the required PD session will forfeit participation in the program.
This elective professional development workshop will serve as an additional opportunity to explore the Link Up materials, interact with the artists, and share best practices with fellow Link Up teachers. It is not a requirement of the program, but we highly encourage you to attend!
All Link Up professional development workshops take place in the Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall. The entrance is at 154 West 57th Street (at Seventh Avenue), just east of the main entrance to Carnegie Hall. Directions to Carnegie Hall can be found here.
There are several parking garages located near Carnegie Hall. The easiest way to find these is to visit Best Parking.
In order to receive Link Up materials, participating teachers must:
Participating teachers can expect to receive their materials two to three weeks after these requirements are met. Participating teachers, please note that materials will not be sent out until you have completed the required professional development workshop and your completed Letter of Agreement is on file at Carnegie Hall.
Yes. Each of the Link Up repertoire selections includes bowings for teachers to use with string classes.
All participating teachers are encouraged to browse our Digital Library for additional resources relating to Link Up, and to explore the Music Educators Toolbox for free, open-source resources for music educators and administrators.
Your Link Up ticket (one ticket per participating teacher for your confirmed numbers of students and chaperones) will be mailed to you approximately one month before your confirmed concert date.
One chaperone is included for every 10 students. For example, if a teacher enrolls a class of 30 students, he or she will automatically receive 30 student seats, three chaperone seats, and one seat for him/herself, for a total of 34 seats. Please note that parents/adults may not purchase individual tickets themselves.
No, parents may not purchase tickets to Link Up. If parents are interested in attending, they must attend with their child’s class as a chaperone.
No. In accordance with Carnegie Hall’s policies, photography and videography are strictly prohibited.
Buses should drop off students on the south side of 57th Street, facing east, in front of the main Carnegie Hall marquee.
Buses should pick up students on the north side of 57th Street, facing west, following the concert.
Please note: Buses cannot wait in front of Carnegie Hall during the concert.
Doors open 30 minutes before each Link Up concert. As these events are general admission (no assigned seats), the earlier you arrive, the closer you will be to the stage. Entry to the hall will not be granted earlier than 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Please consult the back of your Teacher Guide or visit the Carnegie Hall Digital Library.
Carnegie Hall staff selects student musicians who play the soprano recorder, the violin, or sing in a vocal ensemble, to perform on stage during each Link Up concert. Teachers interested in this opportunity should submit an audition video to Carnegie Hall staff no later than Friday, March 18, 2016.
The Link Up audition video should include students playing or singing all of the Link Up repertoire from the Link Up: The Orchestra Moves guide. Each student included on the audition video should have all of the pieces memorized. In addition to the video, you will be asked to complete an application form with your school name, teacher name, the total number of students in the auditioning group, and the instrument on which they will performing at the concert.
If the weather is nice, Central Park is only two blocks away. There is also a public atrium between Sixth and Seventh Avenues with entrances on West 56th and West 57th streets.
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