Link Up: The Orchestra Moves

[Recommended for Grades 3-5]

Registration is closed for the 2022/23 School Year

Carnegie Hall's Link Up program pairs orchestras with students in grades 3-5 at schools in their local communities, giving students the opportunity to learn about, listen to, and perform great music. Students participating in Link Up explore an interactive curriculum in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom before performing with the orchestra from their seats at a culminating concerts.

Link Up provides a free, high-quality, yearlong curriculum that teachers can implement, along with teaching materials, online video and audio resources, and the professional development and support necessary to make the program an engaging experience for students.

The Orchestra Moves

By any definition, music moves. As organized sound, music moves through time. We can perceive music as moving through space from high to low, filling the spaces in between with harmonies, timbres, and textures.
Music moves us, evoking a full range of emotional responses, and music compels us to move our bodies and create dance. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover all the interwoven ways in which the orchestra moves.

Learn more about Link Up and The Orchestra Moves, HERE.

Repertoire Highlights:
• Thomas Cabaniss’s “Come to Play”
• Angélica Negrón’s “Un, dos, tres”
• Johann Strauss II’s “The Blue Danube”
• Arturo Márquez’s Danzón No. 2
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
• André Filho’s “Cidade Maravilhosa”
• Georges Bizet’s “Toreador” from Carmen

Program Details & Requirements


• Link Up curriculum resources for each teacher (featuring repertoire for singing, playing the soprano recorder or violin, and program-related lesson plans and activities) with accompanying audio and video resources

• Link Up resources for students

• Professional development resources and webinar for lead teachers and administrators

• Access to Carnegie Hall’s online resources, including additional lessons and interactive classroom resources

• Access to Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Facebook group, which connects teachers, Carnegie Hall staff, and featured contributors to share ideas, student work, videos, and photos


• Register by January 2, 2023.

• Attend a Professional Development Workshop --- January 3, 2023 (virtual)

  Additional detail will be e-mailed to you when you register for the program.

• Provide recorders for students to participate in the curriculum
. We suggest purchasing recorders through A promotional code will be provided to participants at the beginning of the year.

• Implement the Link Up curriculum in the classroom
and prepare students for success in the concert (if applicable).

• Be responsive via e-mail and phone
and keep Eugene Symphony staff apprised of program implementation.

• Attend the culminating Link Up Youth Concert
on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are held at 10:30 am and 12:30 am and last approximately 50-60 minutes. Youth Concert tickets are $5/student and chaperone, with scholarships provided to schools upon request. One chaperone per 15 students is admitted for free. Participating schools must provide full payment to the Eugene Symphony by February 1, 2023.