Link Up Concert – The Orchestra Sings!

ACO’s Link Up Concert April 10, 2023, 10 a.m. at the Austin ISD PAC

For more than 30 years, Link Up—a program of  Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI)—has  paired orchestras with students in grades 3–5 at  schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum. Students participating in Link Up attend a culminating concert where they sing and play the recorder or violin with the orchestra from their seats.

Link Up provides a free, high-quality, year-long curriculum that teachers can implement, along with classroom materials, online video and audio resources, and the professional development and  support necessary to make the program an engaging experience for students.

Schools Receive: 

  • Link Up curriculum resources for each teacher (featuring repertoire for singing, playing the soprano recorder or violin, and program-related lesson plans and activities) with accompanying audio and video resources
  • Link Up resources for students
  • Professional development resources and webinar for lead teachers and administrators
  • Access to Carnegie Hall’s online resources, including additional lessons and interactive classroom resources Access to Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Facebook group, which connects teachers, Carnegie Hall staff, and featured contributors to share ideas, student work, videos, and photos.

What is Needed From Teachers:

  • Fill out the interest form
  • Attend an in-person or virtual teacher in-service
  • Fill out a survey from Carnegie Hall after the culminating concert.

Email the ACO Education Team
Call Amy Crandell at 512-970-4882

Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. When an orchestra plays these melodies, the orchestra sings. Students explore melody in a range of colorful orchestral repertoire, sing, play the recorder or a string instrument, compose, and perform in a culminating concert with the Austin Civic Orchestra.