This comprehensive program involves students in playing an instrument as well as the application of music concepts. Students learn to play the recorder and sing using workbooks and teacher guides, provided by the Institute, offering three levels of competence, ranging from learning the basics to more advanced playing. A variety of programs provide longevity, allowing educators to participate with students from grades 3-5 for three consecutive years. One development session for instructors is required prior to the program. At the end of the year, students play their recorders and sing with the Spokane Symphony at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
In 2016, the selected program, “The Orchestra Rocks”, included Spokane area teachers and a University student leading the singing and the Mt. Spokane Drumline paying a surprise visit to close out the performance. A total of 518 students participated in the program.
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS RECEIVE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST:
Link Up curriculum guide download for teachers (featuring lessons on singing, playing the soprano recorder or violin, reading and notating music, and composing and improvising music)
CD and DVD resources that accompany the curriculum for each teacher
Link Up workbooks for each student
Professional development webinar for lead teachers
Access to Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institutes' Online Resource Center with additional lessons and resources, including Link-Up’s THE ORCHESTRA MOVES, a skills-focused curriculum with audio for teachers and students
Access to the Link Up Online Community, which connects teachers, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Staff, and featured contributors to share ideas, student work, videos and photos.
MAJOR SUPPORT FOR LINK UP HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY:
The Irene Diamond Fund and the Siegel Family Endowment, with additional funding from The Ambrose Monell Foundation, Wells Fargo, the Britten-Pears Foundation, the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, and the Barker Welfare Foundation.
The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation. The Symphony would also like to thank Spokane Teachers Credit Union.
For more information, please contact Janet Napoles at the Spokane Symphony: