• 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. Partners can utilize any of the program materials—including teacher and student resources, concert scripts, and concert visuals—in their own communities free of charge to engage local students and teachers in musical learning and exploration.

    During the 2017–2018 season, the program will be implemented by more than 100 partner orchestras, serving over 400,000 students and teachers. These partnerships span the US from Alaska to Florida, and also have international reach, including organizations in Canada, Spain, Kenya, and Japan.

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  • The Details

    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
  • ­Link Up Resources
    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 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 Swings
    This curriculum explores elements of swing and jazz music. 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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  • For more information, contact linkup@carnegiehall.org.

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

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    Additional funding for Link Up is provided by The Ambrose Monell Foundation, JJR Foundation, The Barker Welfare 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.


  • Partner Orchestras

    2017–2018 Link Up Partners