Any Given Child & Carnegie Hall's Link Up

Any Given Child

The goal of the Any Given Child Initiative, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is to assist communities in developing a plan for expanded arts education in their schools ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8. For the past two years, the Tulsa Community Arts Team, comprised of representatives from TPS, local arts organizations, the city of Tulsa, local philanthropic organizations and higher education have worked together under the guidance of The Kennedy Center to develop a plan specific to Tulsa that connects ALL TPS students in grades K-8 with the first rate arts resources our community has to offer.

In 2011, Tulsa was chosen as the 5th city in the US to partner with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Any Given Child Initiative, and in 2013 became a stand alone initiative for which The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa acts as a fiscal sponsor.

Welcome to Tulsa Symphony’s 2021-2022 Carnegie Hall Link Up program!

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Tulsa Symphony is excited to present their 7th season of Carnegie Hall Link Up! This year’s program, entitled “The Orchestra Sings,” focuses on the powerful moment when the orchestra starts to sing! Tulsa Symphony looks forward to collaborating with the 20,000 students and teachers locally who are a part of this world-renowned, highly-engaging program.

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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.

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.

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Learn more about Link Up through the Carnegie Hall website.

Tulsa Symphony Link Up Partners 

Participating Districts

Bixby Public Schools

Broken Arrow Public Schools

Jenks Public Schools

Owasso Public Schools

Sand Spring Public Schools

Tulsa Public Schools

Union Public Schools

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Know a school that would like to join Link Up? Contact rebekah@tulsasymphony.org to learn how.

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