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Link Up

Link Up is a hands-on music curriculum for students in grades 3–5 that explores orchestral repertoire in the music classroom while preparing students to sing and play recorders or string instruments from their seats in a culminating STL Symphony Link Up concert at Powell Hall. If you are teaching recorder, singing, or beginning violin, this is a curriculum that will fit perfectly into your classroom. All new teachers participating in the Link Up program are required to attend a free professional development session at Powell Hall, veteren teachers are also strongly encouraged to attend.

Introduce your students to the orchestra by helping them get ready to become a part of it! Find out more by watching this short video from our partners at Carnegie Hall. 

The Link Up Concert Experience

The Orchestra Moves

Wed, May 10, 2017
9:30am & 11:00am

The Orchestra Sings

When an orchestra plays, we may notice more than one kind of movement. We can hear sounds move as the musicians change their pitches, rhythms, and dynamics, cuasing the melody, rhythm and harmony to change. We can see the musicians' bodies move as they play. We may feel our emotions moving and changing in reponse to the music we hear. Link Up is a hands-on music curriculum that explores orchestral repertoire in the classroom with a culminating concert with the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall! Featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.


The $5 ticket cost includes the student workbook and concert ticket to the STL Symphony Link Up Concert at Powell Hall.* Registered teachers receive a Teacher Guide (including a companion DVD & CD) and access to a downloadable PDF of Link Up Beginnings Teacher Guide, Student Guide and online accompanying audio provided via Carnegie Hall's digital library.

*Students will need to provide their own soprano recorder.

Become a Link Up Teacher

Registration for the 2016/17 Link Up concert is now open - the deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, October 14. If you have further questions about becoming a Link Up teacher, please contact Laura Reinert.

 Register for Link Up

 Link Up Timeline

Friday, October 14, 2016 Extended deadline to register for Link Up
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Professional Development Workshop
Monday, October 31, 2016 Payment Due
Friday, April 28, 2017 Link Up Teacher Night at Powell Hall
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Link Up Performances

Planning Your Visit

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

Teacher Resources

Can-can Choreography

Link Up Digital Library

The Orchestra Moves
The Orchestra Sings
Link Up Beginnings
Music Educators Tool Box

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.