akes practice, practice, practice to get to Carnegie Hall, but rship to bring Carnegie Hall to Mississippi."
"Through this program you have not only put an instrument into every student's hand....and provided the opportunity to create music as individuals or in groups, you have given students an unforgettable experience and a taste of what is possible in the symphony concert hall. Children learn how they can become active participants or listeners in the world of orchestral music."
Find out more about Link Up by watching this film produced by MAC's Mary Margaret Miller and Susan Liles.
Link Up, a Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute music education program now in its eighth season, pairs orchestras with students in grades three through five to explore orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum. Students explore a core musical concept in specific symphonic works through listening, singing, playing the recorder, and composing. The year-long program culminates with an interactive orchestra concert in which student perform prepared vocal and instrumental repertoire selections and share some of their creative work.
The unique collaboration between MAC, Carnegie Hall, and orchestras across Mississippi, provides standards-based curriculum to the school district and enables orchestras to expand their current education programs and strengthen relationships with their surrounding schools and community.
"I liked feeling like I was part of the symphony when we went to the concert."
Sixth grade student
University City, Missouri
Link Up is an invitation-only program for Mississippi-based symphonic orchestras. If your organization has been invited by MAC to apply, please utilize the following:
Want more detailed information? Click here to find out more about this exciting program!
For information on how your school can participate, contact Link Up Coordinator, Elaine Peterson at email@example.com
All images by Susan Liles taken at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian.
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