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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!

Whether learning is in-person or virtual, even without the field trip component, the SLSO is committed to providing powerful Link Up teacher resources and the interactive, hands-on Link Up curriculum for students. Register interest by completing the online Ticket Order Form by Friday, December 18 and gain full access to the online teacher professional development workshop and other Link Up resources.  All invoices to attend the live culminating concert will be held until decisions are made about the ability to offer an in-person versus virtual concert experience. 


Link Up 2020-2021

Link Up may end up looking a little different this school year, but it is still the same fun and engaging interactive program that we all love! 

  1. Complete the online ticket order form to reserve your Link Up concert tickets (all tickets are $5*).  Reservations must by placed by Friday, December 18. New this school year, all invoices to attend the live culminating concert will be held until decisions are made about the ability to offer an in-person versus virtual concert experience. 

  2. Registered Link Up teachers will gain access to an online Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshop and other reasources. This school year's workshop will focus on teaching Link Up in virutal settings and other restrictive envirornments.  

  3. Use the NEW and IMPROVED online materials provided by Carnegie Hall to make music with your students. There are options for singing, movement, recorder, or violin. With varying limitations on teachers, feel free to create your own pathways or ask our team for assistance creating a pathway to meet your needs!**

  4. As the school year progresses, with input from Link Up teachers, the SLSO will be making decisions about how to best deliver a culminating experience for all Link Up participants in a safe and accessible learning environment.  

*If your school is experiencing financial hardship or has a student population of 50% or more on free and reduced lunch, financial assistance will be available. When you complete your ticket order form, please also complete the financial assistance request portion to apply. 
**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

This school year's workshop will focus on teaching Link Up in virutal settings and other restrictive envirornments. The workshop will be available online for all registered Link Up teachers, starting December 21. 

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. 


Link Up Concerts

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The Orchestra Moves

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.

THOMAS CABANISSCome to Play 
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 

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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.