• Education & Community

  • 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 the following at no cost: 


    • a Link Up curriculum guide that teachers can download (featuring lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder or violin, reading and notating music, and composing and improvising music) 
    • a CD and DVD resources that accompany the curriculum 
    • a Link Up workbook for each student 
    • a professional development webinar for lead teachers and orchestra administrators 
    • a concert repertoire list, concert script, and accompanying concert visuals 
    • access to Carnegie Hall's Online Resource Center with additional lessons and resources, including Link Up Beginnings, a skills-focused curriculum with audio for teachers and students 
    • access to the Link Up Online Community, which connects teachers, Carnegie Hall staff, and featured contributors to share ideas, student work, videos, and photos 
    • ongoing support and consultation regarding professional development for teachers, program implementation, and media/publicity planning 



    Your site provides the following:  


    • a culminating interactive concert(s) featuring an orchestra, conductor, and participating Link Up students 
    • a Link Up teacher professional development workshop(s) and direct support for participating local teachers 
    • Soprano recorders for all participants 
    • Program related needs, both artistic and administrative 
    • Recruitment of participating teachers and students from local public and/or private schools 
    • Ongoing communication with Carnegie Hall regarding program implementation 


    National Link Up partners include 


    • Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
    • Albany Symphony Orchestra 
    • Austin Symphony Orchestra
    • Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, West Virginia 
    •   Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    • El Paso Symphony Orchestra 
    • Elgin Symphony Orchestra 
    •  The Florida Orchestra
    •   Fort Wayne Philharmonic
    •   Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 
    • Gulf Coast Symphony 
    • Hartford Symphony Orchestra
    •   Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
    •   Kansas City Symphony
    •   Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Meridian Symphony Orchestra 
    • Mississippi Arts Commission 
    • Mississippi Symphony Orchestra 
    • Omaha Symphony
    •   Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra 
    •   South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
    •   South Carolina Philharmonic
    •   Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
    •   Spokane Symphony
    • St. Louis Symphony 
    •   Tupelo Symphony Orchestra
    • The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra 
    • Vocal and Instrumental Teaching Artist Academy (VITA) 
    • West Michigan Symphony