Link Up

Registration to Link Up school year 2021-2022 coming soon.


Link up is a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute which partners with local orchestras, schools and communities to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on, year long music curriculum.  All fourth grade students will attend a culminating concert event where they will sing and play the recorder with the Holland Symphony from their seats.  

For more information:  contact the HSO office, 616-796-6780.

Knowledge introduced through Link Up:

  • Learn the repertoire presented at the culminating concert.
  • Learn the fundamental concepts of music and engage in creative activities through a deeper exploration of the ideas and themes of the Link Up repertoire.
  • Become familiar with the different instruments and sections of the orchestra.
  • Develop the basics of singing and playing an instrument including breath control, posture, blending, rhythm, and melody.

2021-2022 Curriculum

We will present the “Orchestra Rocks” curriculum. All curriculum activities are aligned with current national learning standards and Common Core capacities.

Teacher Resources:


2020 Link Up Teacher Training PDF


How To Use Sound Slice

The program provides:

  • Link Up Curriculum guide for each teacher 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 activities
  • The culminating interactive concert presenting a majority of the Link Up repertoire, featuring an orchestra, conductor, and participating Link Up students.
  • Teacher recruitment and direct support including a professional development workshop.
  • Program related needs, both artistic and administrative.

The local participating schools will provide and fund:

  • Music teachers or classroom teachers that conduct music classes
  • Recorders
  • Bus transportation to the concert (grant assistance is available)
  • Time in class and curriculum preparation. The teacher designs their own specific lesson plans.
  • Approximately 1 hour of the participating teacher’s time for a mandatory training workshop.

Contacts for more information:


Carnegie Hall Link Up web site:


Carnegie HallFacebook page:


Jayne Gort, HSO Link Up Coordinator: 616-886-1344

Want to know more? More information and resources below:


Link Up Online Resources 2020


About the Featured Recorder