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Partnership is essential for maximizing the success and impact of music education programs across the country and around the globe. Carnegie Hall teams up with a variety of partners each season—including local, national, and international organizations, as well as government agencies—to exponentially expand the reach of its work and share resources, creating networks dedicated to the power of music. Learn more about our programs that are available for partnership and how you or your organization can get involved.

Link Up

Link Up gives kids in grades 3–5 the opportunity to learn to sing and play an instrument in this highly participatory program. Partners can utilize any of the program materials free of charge. The Weill Music Institute’s Link Up program is made possible through partnerships with more than 110 orchestras in the US, as well as internationally in Canada, China, Japan, Kenya, and Spain.

Partnership Opportunities: Elementary Schools, Orchestras
Availability for Partnerships: NYC, National, International
Season: School Year


Through grants and professional development, PlayUSA supports community organizations that offer music education programs to K–12 students, including those for whom opportunities to engage in instrumental music instruction are limited by socioeconomic, geographic, or other factors. Prospective partners can apply annually for funding.

Partnership Opportunities: Community Music Organizations
Availability for Partnerships: NYC, National
Season: School Year

Lullaby Project

The Lullaby Project pairs pregnant women and new parents with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. Partner organizations across the country and the globe can support families in their own communities through the Lullaby Project.

Partnership Opportunities: Nonprofit Organizations, City Agencies, Teaching Artists, Community Organizations
Availability for Partnerships: NYC, National, International
Season: School Year

NeON Arts

NeON Arts offers young people in seven New York City communities the chance to explore the arts through a variety of creative projects. New York City artists and arts organizations can apply for funding to produce arts programs for young people in partnership with Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeONs), which connect local residents to opportunities, resources, and services in their neighborhoods.

Partnership Opportunities: NYC-Based Artists and Arts Organizations
Availability for Partnerships: NYC
Season: School Year

Musical Connections

Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections is a program of the Weill Music Institute at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in which men who are incarcerated work alongside visiting artists to compose and perform original music through workshops and performances, both during incarceration and after they return home.

Partnership Opportunities: Teaching Artists
Availability for Partnerships: New York State
Season: School Year

Our Current Partners

Not sure where to start?

Carnegie Hall partners with teaching artists and arts organizations to bring engaging arts programming and resources to communities around the globe. Take a look at the guide below to see which Weill Music Institute programs would be a good fit for you.

Do you want to bring Carnegie Hall programs, curriculum, and training to your orchestra, music education program, or other organization? Check out these programs: Link Up, PlayUSA, and the Lullaby Project.

Are you looking for funding for your music or arts education program to serve young people in your community? Take a look at these programs: PlayUSA, NeON Arts, and CreativityWorksNYS.

Are you looking for Carnegie Hall programs to bring to your classroom, school, or school district? Check out our programs for educators.


Weill Music Institute Support

We thank our many generous supporters of the education and social impact programs created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

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