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Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
10 & 11:20 a.m.
Belk Theater

About Link Up

Link Up addresses the urgent need for music instruction and resources by providing 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.

For more than 30 years, Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall's Weil Institute, has paired orchestras with students in grades 3 through 5 in their communities to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum.

The Charlotte Symphony is one of more than 100 national and international organizations chosen for this program.

Since 2003, Carnegie Hall has partnered with professional, community, and university orchestras across the US and around the world to support their existing education programs and strengthen their partnerships with local schools.

Link Up 2019

This year's Link Up theme was The Orchestra Sings. Over 3,000 students in grades 3-5 in CMS, Chester and Lancaster, SC, and various other neighboring counties learned about melody as a universal element of music. This program is one of the many ways we engage students with music.

"This experience has made me inspired to learn how to play new instruments..." ~A., Pinewood Elementary

"I felt happy when I was playing the recorder. That was my first time going to the symphony." ~ C., University Park Creative Arts School


For questions or more information, please contact Heather Munch, School & Community Programs Manager.