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FOR FAMILIES & KIDS

Link Up

Welcome to Carnegie Hall’s Link Up! This program (recommended for grades 3–5) introduces children to some of the most famous works for orchestra, as well as new works by living composers. Discover the instruments of the orchestra using our interactive map, and jump between activities as you explore music from your own home!

Link Up is a curriculum from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), which is implemented by more than 110 partner orchestras in communities and classrooms around the world. In the in-school program, a year of musical learning culminates in an interactive concert experience, during which students sing and play along with an orchestra. We have adapted our classroom curriculum for families with children to use at home to discover the wide world of music. WMI serves families through a growing online library of free resources for families that encourage musical learning, discovery, and play.

A diagram depicting the various instruments in an orchestra

Discover the Orchestra

Discover the sounds of the symphony orchestra through this interactive listening map. Learn how to identify the different instruments and their families, and then put it all together and make the orchestra come alive.

Explore the Music

Music can be explored in many different ways: by moving, singing or playing an instrument, writing songs, or “conducting” the members of your family. Choose your own adventure and start exploring music!

Dance & Move

Discover music from different cultures, from Brazilian samba to swing and beyond, as you learn fun and easy choreography!

Sing & Play

Dive into the basics of singing or playing recorder with tutorials from teaching artists. Learn famous pieces using interactive sheet music and lyrics! Ability to read music is helpful but not required.

Make Music

Write your own blues or cover song, or even conduct your family orchestra! Step-by-step instructions make these activities perfect for novice or experienced music-makers.

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Fund II Foundation

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

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Additional funding for Link Up is provided by Linda and Earle S. Altman, The Barker Welfare Foundation, JJR Foundation, Macy's, 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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