Link Up

Link Up is a hands-on music curriculum for students in grades 3–5 that explores orchestral repertoire in the music classroom while preparing students to sing and play recorders or string instruments from their seats in a culminating St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Link Up concert at Powell Hall. If you are teaching recorder, singing, or beginning violin, this curriculum is a must!

Introduce your students to the orchestra by helping them get ready to become a part of it! Find out more by watching this short video from our partners at Carnegie Hall. 

What to expect when you become a Link Up teacher:  

  • Complete the online Link Up Registration Form - this is also the Link Up concert tickets order form (all tickets are $5*) 
  • Attend the Link Up Professional Development Workshop in September or October at Powell Hall - it's required for all teachers new to the program/curriculum
  • Link Up materials, including student workbooks and teacher guides, are available online
  • Teach the curriculum in your classroom in preparation for the Link Up concert at Powell Hall - most teachers usually start after winter break
  • Participate in the ultimate summative assessment of student learning, the Link Up concert, where you and your students will perform along with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

*Students will need to provide their own soprano recorders.

Link Up Timeline 2018/2019

Friday, October 5, 2018 - Deadline to register for Link Up
Friday, November 2, 2018 - Payment Due
TBD - Link Up Teacher Night at Powell Hall
Tuesday, May 7 & May 8, 2019 - Link Up Concerts

Link Up Professional Development Workshop Dates 2018/2019*

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Professional Development Workshop (Recommended for those new to teaching recorder)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Professional Development Workshop (Recommended for veteran Link Up teachers) 

*All teachers are required to attend one of these three Professional Development Workshops. 


Link Up

Link UpThe Orchestra Swings
Tuesday, May 7, 9:30am & 11:00am
Wednesday, May 8, 10:00am

Though swing is characteristic of jazz, an orchestra can also swing. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with the SLSO, we will explore the elements of rhythm, form, improvisation, and communication that contribute to that magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing. 

This is a national program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. 

Become a Link Up Teacher

Registration for Link Up 2018/2019, The Orchestra Swings, is now open - the deadline to register is Friday, October 5, 2018.

Planning Your Visit

Check out our Planning Your Visit page to make your field trip to Powell Hall hassle-free.


Link Up Teacher Survey

We value your feedback to improve our Link Up program. Please complete our Link Up Teacher Survey after your visit to Powell Hall for the Link Up Concert.

2019 Link Up Choreography

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