Thank You, Link Up!
The Weill Music Institute wrapped up another season of Link Up with thousands of participating students, teachers, and musicians from across the country. At the end of the school year, students and teachers from New York City and across the country let us know how much they loved participating in Link Up this season. Below is a selection of letters sent to us from Notre Dame Catholic Academy in Ridgewood, New York; PS 310 in Brooklyn; and PS 84 in Queens, as well as quotes from participating Link Up teachers from across the country! This summer, the Elementary School Programs team of the Weill Music Institute is busy preparing for and eagerly looking forward to the upcoming school year!
Notre Dame Catholic Academy
“This was an enormous hit with the children and the classroom teachers, and I'm incredibly grateful. We all can't WAIT to do it again next year!”
—Teacher, Columbus, Ohio
“So far the curriculum has been outstanding and well organized. My second- and third-grade students are learning so much through this program, and they are enjoying it as much as I am.”
—Teacher, Providence, Rhode Island
“I really appreciate this program. This is a way for me to get my 'country' students to the city to hear the symphony. Thank you for the connections that have been made and continuing to improve upon them.”
—Teacher, St. Louis, Missouri
“I was so impressed with the connections my students were able to make through this program. They were so excited about having the coordinators come out to visit, they were extremely excited about performing with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and we even presented to our school board.”
—Teacher, Madison, Wisconsin
“With your dedication to the music education of our students, the funding, curriculum, busses, site visits, professional development, musical expertise, and the magnificent orchestra for not one, but two full house concerts fell perfectly in place for one and all. I stand amazed to be so fortunate as to work in this environment of validation, affirmation, and respect for my profession.”
—Teacher, Fayetteville, Arkansas