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Link Up National 2020 Convening

May 20–21, 2020

The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall is excited to invite orchestras who have not previously attended a Link Up convening to experience our interactive orchestral education program for students in grades 3–5. Participants will join in workshops where they will learn about the Link Up program from Carnegie Hall staff and teaching artists, hear from current partner orchestras, and exchange ideas about educational programming with professionals from orchestras around the country.

Convening Schedule

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

4 PM
6:30–8 PM


Introduction to Link Up and Link Up: The Orchestra Swings Workshop
Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 21, 2020

9:30 AM
11:45 AM
1 PM
3:30–5 PM


Link Up Panel Presentation
Link Up: The Orchestra Swings Concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Lunch and Post-Concert Reflection
Optional Constituency Breakout Sessions

New Participants

Carnegie Hall will arrange and pay for the following for one* member from your organization:
  • Round-trip airfare (transportation to and from the airport is the responsibility of each guest);
  • One night hotel stay in New York City;
  • Light refreshments at the welcome reception on Wednesday evening, May 20, 2020;
  • Breakfast and lunch on Thursday, May 21, 2020;
  • Link Up workshops led by Carnegie Hall staff and teaching artists;
  • Attend a performance of Link Up: The Orchestra Swings in Carnegie Hall along with thousands of NYC schoolchildren!

* Additional guests from within your organization are welcome to attend convening events, but will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Deadline: April 1, 2020

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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