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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 Workshops (Choose One)
Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 2 PM–4 PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4:30 PM–6:30 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4:30 PM–6:30 PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 4:30 PM–6:30 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 Orchestra Rocks with Pulse
How do we use rhythmic pulse to make music rock? Students explore steady beat, tempo, and strong and weak beats as they experience the pulse that drives music.
The Orchestra Rocks with Rhythm
How do composers rock using rhythmic phrases, meters, and beats? Students explore rhythmic phrasing, syncopation, and accents in the concert repertoire.
The Orchestra Rocks with Movement
What is the role of movement and dance in music that rocks? Students discover dance forms associated with three pieces of repertoire from different eras.
Sounds that Rock
What are the sounds that make music rock? Students will explore timbre, volume, and other sound qualities that make music rock, and discover how musicians use their own individual sounds when covering an original song.
What is an orchestra? Students learn about the instruments and families of the orchestra.
How can we prepare for and reflect on our culminating concert experience with our Link Up partner orchestra? Students learn about Carnegie Hall and important landmarks in their own neighborhood, as well as prepare for and reflect on the culminating concert.