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!

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings

Tuesday, May 10 at 9:30am and 11:00am
Deadline to register is October 15.             

This year, students will discover how musicians play their instruments to create a feeling that the whole orchestra is singing. Together we’ll discover the wonders of melody by uncovering melodic shapes, patterns, and storytelling.

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Become a Link Up Teacher

  1. Complete the online registration form to reserve your Link Up concert tickets (all tickets $5*) and your seat at the online Link Up Teacher Workshop. Registration deadline is Friday, October 15.

  2. Pay for your concert tickets when you receive an invoice from the SLSO Box Office. If your school qualifies, financial assistance is available to help subsidize the cost of tickets and transportation.*

  3. Attend the online Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshop (more information below).

  4. Use the materials provided by Carnegie Hall to prepare your students for the Link Up concert - most teachers 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 is 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.

Link Up Materials 

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

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Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Attendance at a Link Up Teacher Professional Development Workshop is required for all teachers new to The Orchestra Sings and strongly suggested for all other teachers. Sign up for a workshop on the same online registration form you used to reserve your concert tickets.

Workshops for the will be held online via Zoom on Tuesday, October 19 from 4:30-6:30pm. A zoom link will be provided closer to the workshop date.

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. 



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 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.

Planning Your Visit

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