This comprehensive program involves students in playing an instrument as well as the application of music concepts. Students learn to play the recorder and sing using workbooks and teacher guides. Provided by the Institute, these offer three levels of competence, ranging from learning the basics to more advanced playing. A variety of programs provide longevity, allowing educators to participate with students from grades 3-5 for three consecutive years. One development session for instructors is required prior to the program. At the end of the year, students play their recorders and sing with the Spokane Symphony at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
This year Link Up, "The Orchestra Swings," will be held at The Fox on April 26, 2023.
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS RECEIVE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST:
Link Up curriculum guide download for teachers (featuring lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder or violin, reading and notating music, and composing and improvising music)
Link Up workbooks for each student
Professional development webinar for lead teachers
Access to Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institutes' Online Resource Center with additional lessons and resources, including a newly revised version of Link-Up’s THE ORCHESTRA ROCKS, a skills-focused curriculum with audio for teachers and students
Access to the Link Up Online Community, which connects teachers, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Staff, and featured contributors to share ideas, student work, videos and photos.
MAJOR SUPPORT FOR LINK UP HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY:
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.