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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. This hands-on music program for students in grades 3-5 explores orchestral repertoire in the classroom while preparing students to sing and play recorders or string instruments from their seats in a culminating SLSO Link Up concert. If you teach recorder, singing, or beginning violin, this program is a must!

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings

Wednesday, May 10, 9:30am & 11:00am at the Touhill Performing Arts Center
This is a national program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute
Deadline to register is October 14.         

The Orchestra Sings uncovers how musicians play their instruments to create a feeling that the whole orchestra is singing. Together we'll discover the wonders of melody by exploring melodic shapes, patterns, and storytelling.

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How it Works

  • Complete the online ticket order form to reserve your Link Up concert tickets and your seat at the Link Up Teacher Workshop. Registration deadline is Friday, October 14.
  • Pay for your concert tickets when you receive an invoice from the SLSO Box Office. If your school qualifies, financial assistance may be available to help subsidize the cost of tickets and transportation.*
  • Attend the Link Up Teacher Workshop on Thursday, November 10, 4:30pm at Powell Hall (more information is provided below).
  • Use the materials provided by Carnegie Hall to prepare your students for the Link Up concert - most teachers start preparing after winter break.
  • Participate in the ultimate summative assessment of student learning, the Link Up concert, where your students perform along with the SLSO.

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Link Up Materials 

Everything you need to prepare your students for their SLSO debut is available on Carnegie Hall’s website. You’ll find interactive sheet music, downloadable recordings of the Link Up repertoire, enrichment activities, and more.

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Link Up Teacher Workshop

Attendance at a Link Up Teacher Workshop is required for all teachers new to The Orchestra Sings and strongly suggested for all other teachers. Sign up for a workshop when you reserve your concert tickets.

This year's workshop is on Thursday, November 10, 4:30pm at Powell Hall

Workshops are taught by Emilee Kellermann, SLSO Lead Link Up Teacher and retired music educator, and Jessica Ingraham, SLSO Director of Education.


Ticketing Information

All Link Up tickets are $5 each. Teachers will receive one complimentary chaperone ticket per ten student tickets. Invoices are mailed after online orders have been received and processed. Payment is due 30 days prior to the concert(s) and can be made by credit card, check, or cash. No purchase orders, please. Your ticket will be emailed after payment is received. Cancellations or exchanges can be made in advance of payment.

 

Subsidized Tickets and Transportation Assistance

*Subsidized tickets and transportation are available for qualifying schools on a first-come, first-served basis. When completing the ticket order form, please complete the financial assistance section. Schools must have a free and reduced lunch rate of 50% or greater to qualify.

 

 


Need Assistance?

For ticketing assistance, please call 314-534-1700 or email educationtickets@slso.org.

For questions regarding the program or curriculum, please call 314-286-4407 or email education@slso.org.

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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.