Link Up

Introduce your students to the orchestra by helping them get ready to become a part of it! 

Each season more than 5,000 students across the bi-state participate in Link Up. Link Up is a hands-on music program for students in grades 3–5 that explores orchestral repertoire in the 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 teach recorder, singing, or beginning violin, this program is a must!

**Registration for Link Up will open in May 2020**

Become a Link Up Teacher  

  1. Complete the online ticket order form to reserve your Link Up concert tickets (all tickets are $5*) and reserve your seat at one of our Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshops. Registration deadline Friday, October 4, 2020.

  2. Pre-pay for tickets to a Link Up concert at Powell Hall. If your school qualifies, financial assistance may be available to help subsidize the cost of tickets and transportation.*

  3. Attend a Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshop at Powell Hall (more information below).

  4. Use the materials provided by Carnegie Hall to prepare your students for the Link Up concert - most teachers usually start preparing after winter break.**

  5. Participate in the ultimate summative assessment of student learning, the Link Up concert, where your students perform along with the SLSO at Powell Hall.

*Limited subsidized tickets and transportation may be available. When you complete your ticket order form, please also complete the financial assistance request portion to apply. Schools must have a free and reduced lunch rate of 50% or greater to qualify.
**Students will need to provide their own soprano recorders or violins.

Link Up Materials 

Link Up materials, including student workbooks and teacher guides, are available online on Carnegie Hall's website. Check them out! 

Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Attendance at a Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshop is required for all teachers new to The Orchestra Moves and strongly suggested for all other teachers. Sign up for a workshop on the same online ticket order form you use for the Link Up: The Orchestra Moves concert.

Workshops will be held at Powell Hall on the following dates:
TBD - recommended for teachers new to the Link Up program 
TBD - recommended for teachers new to The Orchestra Moves

Workshops are taught by Emilee Kellermann, SLSO Lead Link Up Teacher and Music Teacher at Kellison Elementary School, and Jessica Ingraham, SLSO Director of Education. Dinner is served after each workshop. 

Link Up Concerts

Wednesday, May 12 at 9:30am & 11:00am
Thursday, May 13 at 9:30am & 11:00am

Recommended for grades 3-5

Link Up is a hands-on music program for students grades 3-5 that prepares them to sing, dance and play recorders or string instruments in a culminating concert along with their very own SLSO at Powell Hall. This year’s program, The Orchestra Moves, focuses on how music moves through space and time and how, in turn, it can move us both physically and emotionally.

MÁRQUEZ Danzón No. 2 
J. STRAUSS IIThe Blue Danube 
OFFENBACH “Barcarolle” from The Tales of Hoffmann 
MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro 
BIZET Toreador from Carmen 
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, mvt. I 
NEGRÓN Un, dos, tres 
FILHOCidade Maravilhosa 

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

Find out more by watching this short video from our partners at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. 

This short video shows how students are impacted by Link Up concerts at Powell Hall.

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.