Link Up

Young People’s

Link Up

In 2013, the MSO was honored to be invited to be a presenter of Link Up, a music education program created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Link Up gives students in grades 3-5 the opportunity to explore music through a yearlong curriculum of classroom activities during which they learn to play the soprano recorder. A culminating concert brings the students into Overture’s Capitol Theater to perform with the MSO!

Would you like to participate?

Submit payment for Link Up

Link Up begins in September and finishes with interactive concerts on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

If your school would like to become a part of the program, please contact Kathryn Schwarzmann at

The Curriculum

This year, the MSO is presenting The Orchestra Sings, which is all about melody. Classroom activities will guide students through the exploration of popular orchestra repertoire, and students will learn to play popular classical melodies such as Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on recorder. The lessons will also develop students’ skills in listening, note-reading, rhythm, improvisation, composition, and ensemble and rehearsal skills.

General information for “Link Up”

Curriculum information for “Orchestra Sings”

I enjoyed performing with you and it sounded very nice. I hope I see you again. I had a lot of fun!

4th Grade Student

A principal from [another school] was there and said it was the best educational field trip he had ever been to!!

Webster and Lebanon Teacher

View our short film highlighting the impact of Link Up.

Produced in partnership with Mirror 34 Productions.

Link Up photos…

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Thank you to our generous funding partners

Major funding provided by

An Anonymous Friend

Additional funding provided by


Carl M. Hudig

Wisconsin Arts Board support comes with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.