Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program

Carnegie Hall's Link Up Program
Any Given Child Tulsa

Tulsa Symphony launched a new partnership in 2015-2016 with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute to present Link Up: “The Orchestra Moves,” a highly participatory program in which students learn about orchestral repertoire through a yearlong, hands-on music curriculum.


Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.

The culmination of the yearlong program is a live performance in which students have the opportunity to sing and play the recorder or violin along with Tulsa Symphony.

The partnership continues this season with Link Up: “The Orchestra Rocks.” Composers and musicians play with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting.

Students perform repertoire on recorder, violin, voice, or body percussion and take part in creative work such as composing their own pieces inspired by the orchestral music they have studied.

This performance often serves as students’ first concert experience and provides them with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied. For Tulsa 4th graders this concert will serve as their Any Given Child arts activity.

This season,  TSO has helped teachers integrate the Link Up program into the curriculum of every elementary school in Tulsa, Union, Jenks, Broken Arrow, and Sand Springs Public School Districts – over 12,000 students!

Tulsa Symphony Link Up Partners

Participating Schools:

Tulsa Public Schools

Union Public Schools

Broken Arrow Public Schools

Jenks Public Schools

Sand Springs Public Schools


Arts Alliance Tulsa/Channel 6 Education Partnership Feature