Link Up is a Carnegie Hall-designed program that provides music educators with special tools to prepare their students to perform with the Cape Symphony right from their seats in the audience. Students in grades 3-5 will sing and play recorder in a highly interactive concert that strives to recruit the next generation of talented Cape Cod musicians!
More about Link Up:
In collaboration with Carnegie Hall, the Cape Symphony is participating in Link Up: The Orchestra Sings, a music education program provided by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI). This year's Link Up event will look a bit different, but will still be a wonderful experience, providing the students with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied all year.
For more than 30 years, Link Up has paired orchestras with students in grades 3–5 at schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum. Link Up addresses the urgent need for music instruction and resources by providing a free, high quality, year-long curriculum that teachers can implement along with classroom materials, online video and audio resources. Additionally, it provides professional development and support necessary to make the program an engaging experience for students.
The Cape Symphony is one of more than 110 national and international organizations chosen for this program. Since 2003, Carnegie Hall has partnered with professional, community, and university orchestras across the US and around the world to support their existing education programs and strengthen their partnerships with local schools. Visit carnegiehall.org/LinkUp for a complete list of participants.
"As a music therapist and educator, I highly value the educational outreach opportunities offered by Cape Conservatory. The Link Up curriculum keeps us on track with musical learning objectives, rhythm exploration, gross motor activities, and important music history. In a busy world of teaching, having these resources already prepared for us helps enrich my classes and my student’s lives with music."
- Sarah Jane Mason, MT-BC, Instructor of Performing Arts & Wellness, Music Therapist-Board Certified
The Cape Symphony's participation in Carnegie Hall's Link Up program is made possible through generous support from the Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation and the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation.
For Additional Information
Kyle Spraker, Education Programs Manager