Link Up
(Grades 3–5)

The Orchestra Moves

2011–2012 Season Information

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Link Up"... the program leaves so much room for musical exploration and provides the students opportunity to create musical pieces. I must say that last year's program was definitely amazing, and this year is just as great. Bravo to you guys for such great programs." —Music teacher, CS 57X

Students in grades 3–5 discover how composers create musical movement using elements such as motif, melodic direction, steps and leaps, dynamics, and orchestration. Exploring a range of orchestral repertoire, students sing, play the recorder and/or the violin, compose, and perform in a culminating concert in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium.

"I absolutely love the program … the music is fantastic, and I cannot wait to get started with my students. Thank you for all of the hard work that was put into this program!"-K-5 Curriculum Coordinator, Hagan Elementary School

Program Features
  • One interactive concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage featuring a professional orchestra, conductor, and Link Up students from the tri-state area
  • One required teacher professional development workshop per year
  • The Orchestra Moves curriculum guide, soprano recorder, CD, and DVD for participating teachers
  • Bowings for string teachers in each piece of repertoire in the printed curriculum
  • Soprano recorder and The Orchestra Moves workbook for each student
  • Online materials and resources, including Link Up Beginnings skills-focused curriculum and audio for teachers and students
  • Online materials and resources, including Link Up Beginnings skills-focused curriculum and audio for teachers and students
  • Link Up Online Community that connects teachers, Carnegie Hall staff and featured contributors to share ideas, student work, videos, and photos

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Link Up is made possible through the generous support of The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation, the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, and The Barker Welfare Foundation.

The Weill Music Institute’s programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by the US Department of Education and by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.



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Registration for 2010–2011 is closed. Check back April 11, 2011 to register for season 2011–2012.

Frequently asked questions



$6 per student
$30 per teacher
One chaperone ticket per 10 students included free of charge




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