Link Up in the New York City Area
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The Orchestra Sings
Link Up guides students in grades 3–5 through a yearlong exploration of orchestral repertoire and music making. This year, we are excited to announce a new version of Link Up: The Orchestra Sings, exploring what makes a great melody. At the end of the year, students will sing and play the recorder with a professional orchestra in a culminating concert at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Concerts will take place on May 24, 25, and 26, 2022.
Professional Development Workshop Schedule
Mandatory Fall Professional Development Workshop (Online)
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4:15 PM–6:15 PM
Optional Winter Professional Development Workshop
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4:30 PM–6:30 PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 10:15 AM and 11:45 AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 10:15 AM and 11:45 AM
Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10:15 AM and 11:45 AM
There is a general fee of $6 per student and $30 per teacher. Participating schools may bring no more than one chaperone per 10 students, free of charge. Payment by personal check, credit card, and/or copy of certified purchase order is due by Monday, January 31, 2022.
How to Use the CurriculumLearn how to navigate the Link Up curriculum according to the needs of your classroom.
Learn fundamental concepts of music and engage in creative activities through a deeper exploration of the ideas and themes of the Link Up repertoire.
The Elements of Melody
What fundamental elements do composers use to create great melodies?
Building on Melody: Melodic Layers
How does a melody change when layered with another melody?
Building on Melody: Lyrics
How do composers combine music and words?
Melodies in Context: Stories, Cultural Influences, and Dance
How are melodies represented and shared across cultures?
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, 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.