Link Up is a Carnegie Hall designed program that provides music educators with special tools to prepare their students to perform with the Cape Symphony right from their seats in the audience. Students in grades 3-5 will sing and play recorder in a highly interactive concert that strives to recruit the next generation of talented Cape Cod musicians!
2019-20 Season: The Orchestra Sings
May 6, 2020 | Barnstable Performing Arts Center
Featuring: Cape Symphony | Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor | Barnstable Intermediate School Chorus
This concert is for participating schools and students only.
Please contact Kyle Spraker, Director of Community Outreach and Education if interested in taking part.
Elementary school music educators from Cape Cod are also invited to attend to see if this program is right for their school!
More about Link Up:
In collaboration with Carnegie Hall, the Cape Conservatory is participating in Link Up: The Orchestra Sings, a music education program provided by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), during the 2019–2020 season. Approximately 1400 students participating in Link Up will attend a culminating concert on May 6th at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center (at Barnstable High School) where they will sing and play the recorder (or violin) with the Cape Symphony from their seats in the audience. This performance often serves as a students’ first concert experience and provides them with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied all year!
For more than 30 years Link Up has paired orchestras with students in grades 3–5 at schools in their local communities to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum. Link Up addresses the urgent need for music instruction and resources by providing a free, high quality, year-long curriculum that teachers can implement along with classroom materials, online video and audio resources. Additionally, it provides professional development and support necessary to make the program an engaging experience for students.
The Cape Conservatory is one of more than 110 national and international organizations chosen for this program. Since 2003, Carnegie Hall has partnered with professional, community, and university orchestras across the US and around the world to support their existing education programs and strengthen their partnerships with local schools. In 2018–2019, Link Up will partner with sites in the US, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Spain, Kenya, and Japan, to serve approximately 450,000 students and teachers globally. Visit carnegiehall.org/LinkUp for a complete list of participants and further details.
"As a music therapist and educator, I highly value the educational outreach opportunities offered by Cape Conservatory. The Link Up curriculum keeps us on track with musical learning objectives, rhythm exploration, gross motor activities, and important music history. In a busy world of teaching, having these resources already prepared for us helps enrich my classes and my student’s lives with music." -Sarah Jane Mason, MT-BC, Instructor of Performing Arts & Wellness, Music Therapist-Board Certified