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Link Up for National and International Partners

Join a growing number of Link Up partner orchestras across the country and around the world and watch as your orchestra’s education program grows alongside ours. Link Up introduces students in grades 3–5 to the orchestra through an interactive curriculum in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom before performing with a professional orchestra. Partners can utilize any of the program materials—including teacher and student resources, concert scripts, and concert visuals—free of charge to engage students and teachers in musical learning and exploration.

During the 2020–2021 season, the program will be implemented by more than 120 partner orchestras, serving approximately half a million students and teachers. These partnerships span the US from Alaska to Florida, and also have international reach, including organizations in New Zealand, Canada, China, Colombia, Japan, Kenya, and Spain. These partners will also have access to an expanded version of our online Link Up resources, which include new interactive sheet music and online lesson plans, as well as downloadable student activity sheets and robust audio and video content.

Carnegie Hall recognizes the need for flexibility during this time of uncertainty, and would like to highlight that the Link Up curriculum can adapted for remote teaching. Please contact us at linkup@carnegiehall.org if you have further questions.

Link Up: A Program for Students in Grades 3-5

Program Details

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Carnegie Hall provides at no cost:

  • Link Up curriculum guide for each teacher (featuring repertoire for singing, playing the soprano recorder or violin, and program-related lesson plans and activities) with accompanying audio and video resources
  • Link Up resources for students
  • Professional development resources and webinar for lead teachers and administrators
  • Orchestral scores and parts for most pieces, concert scripts, and concert visuals
  • Access to Carnegie Hall’s online resources, including additional lessons and interactive classroom activities
  • Carnegie Hall brand guidelines, fundraising templates, and public relations resources
  • Ongoing support and consultation regarding program implementation

Your site provides/arranges:

  • Culminating interactive concert(s) presenting a majority of the Link Up repertoire, featuring an orchestra, conductor, and participating Link Up students
  • Recruitment of local teachers and students for participation
  • Professional development workshop(s) and direct support for participating local teachers
  • Soprano recorders for all participants, as needed
  • Program-related needs, both artistic and administrative
  • Ongoing communication with Carnegie Hall regarding program implementation
  • Post-concert statistics and report documents

Contact Us

Are you interested in becoming a Link Up partner orchestra? For application and program questions, email linkup@carnegiehall.org.

Partner Orchestras

The Programs

Fund II Foundation

Lead support for Link Up is provided by Fund II Foundation.

Additional funding for Link Up is provided by Linda and Earle S. Altman, The Barker Welfare Foundation, JJR Foundation, and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family 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.

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