A Program of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
for Students in Grades Three through Five
Link Up Overview
Curriculum & Student
Professional Development Webinar
• Provides program information
• Models Carnegie Hall Professional
• Provides a structure and many activity
ideas for local Professional Development
Local Professional Development Workshops
Following the Carnegie Hall Webinar,
Lead Teachers host a local workshop.
Link Up teachers receive:
• Teacher Guide with Student Workbook pages
• Audio CD & DVD
• Access to Online Resources
Curriculum: Teacher Guide
Offers Easy-to-Follow Lesson Plans
Curriculum includes activities,
learning standards, and outcomes.
Curriculum: Teacher Guide
Students compose their own
music through the Creative
Teachers share student work
in the online community.
Curriculum: Student Workbook & Assessment
Offers Assessment Tools:
• document their learning throughout the year.
• assess and reflect on their work.
Explores Repertoire Through
A Composer’s Lens
Composer Thomas Cabaniss introduces the
musical concept of the year and challenges
students to create their own compositions.
Students also study orchestral works and
prepare repertoire in the classroom.
Students Apply Knowledge By Composing
Students explore orchestral repertoire and create
• Students explore and make musical choices.
• Teachers share compositions online.
• Link Up concerts may feature
Concerts fully integrate classroom learning in the concert hall.
• perform during the concerts as audience members.
• listen to the orchestra perform selections.
• may be selected to perform onstage with the
Link Up Beginnings, a supplemental
resource, is available online and has
more information about:
• Carnegie Hall
• note and rhythm reading
• recorder skills
Online Resources: The Online Community
Teachers view and share video clips of student
work and connect with other Link Up
What Our Partners Are Saying...
“The Link Up program is quite fantastic, and I came back completely
revitalized, re-energized, and re-dedicated to the importance and
significance of arts education within our school systems.”
– Mississippi Arts Commission
“I absolutely love the program and feel it has pushed me to have
my students perform at a much higher level. Link Up is really a
great opportunity for the kids in this area to learn recorder skills
and to become familiar with our concert hall and symphony.”
– Omaha Symphony
Carnegie Hall Provides at No Cost:
• Curriculum guide, CD & DVD for each teacher
• Student workbooks
• Professional Development for lead teachers and orchestra administrators
• Concert script, repertoire list and concert visuals
• Access to the Link Up Online Community
•Access to Carnegie Hall’s Online Resource Center
• Ongoing support
• Produce final concert with orchestra and conductor
• Lead Professional Development Workshop for local teachers
• Provide recorders
• Recruit and support participating schools
• Communicate with Carnegie Hall staff
For More Information
Contact Carnegie Hall: