• Link Up in the New York City Area: The Orchestra Sings

    This year, we are excited to announce the return of The Orchestra Sings, which explores melody as a universal element of music. Through the Link Up repertoire and hands-on activities, students will analyze and interpret the essential musical structures of melody and what makes the orchestra sing. Repertoire includes works by Beethoven, Copland, Dvořák, and more! The culminating performance will feature students singing, performing on recorder or violin, and dancing from their seats along with the Orchestra of St. Luke's in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

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  • Program Features

    • An interactive concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage featuring a professional orchestra, conductor, and Link Up students from the Tri-State Area
    • A required professional development workshop, plus optional workshops for additional professional development and program enrichment
    • The Orchestra Sings teacher guide and one soprano recorder for each teacher
    • The Orchestra Sings student guide and one soprano recorder for each student
    • Online materials and resources, including audio recordings and videos, additional lessons, and multimedia content
  • ­Link Up Resources
    The Orchestra Sings
    This curriculum explores how composers create great melodies. Resources include lesson plans, audio, student workbooks, and basic assessment tools.
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    The Orchestra Rocks
    This curriculum explores rhythm, pulse, and groove. Resources include lesson plans, audio, student workbooks, and basic assessment tools.
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    The Orchestra Swings
    This curriculum explores elements of swing and jazz music. Resources include lesson plans, audio, student workbooks, and basic assessment tools.
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    The Orchestra Moves
    This curriculum explores how composers create musical movement using motifs and melodic direction. Resources include lesson plans, audio, student workbooks, and basic assessment tools.
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  • For application and program questions, please contact Tom Werring at 212-903-9803.


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

    Additional funding for Link Up is provided by The Jean and Louise Dreyfus Foundation, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, and The Barker Welfare Foundation.

    Link Up in New York City schools is made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.