Rogue Valley Symphony’s June 2014 performance of “Oye!” from our Link Up Concert

Link Up is a music education program created by Carnegie Hall to unite the classroom with the concert hall, giving students in grades 3–5 the opportunity to explore music through a year-long curriculum of classroom activities and a culminating concert in which students perform with a professional orchestra. As Carnegie Hall’s longest-running and most popular school-based education program, Link Up has become a model for implementing high-quality arts education in schools in New York City and nationwide. Since 2003, Carnegie Hall has partnered with local professional, community, and university orchestras to offer Link Up at sites across the United States. Through this partnership, Carnegie Hall aims to support orchestras’ existing education programs, strengthen their partnerships with local schools, and provide high quality curricula, resources, professional development, and other support to ensure that students engage in a meaningful musical experience and gain a life-long appreciation for music.

The RVS gives free weekly music lessons to all the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in the Phoenix/Talent school district. Using a curriculum designed by Carnegie Hall, RVS musicians bring music back to schools where there has been no regular music teacher since the recession. Every student in the program performs learned repertoire in an exciting interactive concert with the full symphony at the end of the school year.


We would like to acknowledge the support of the following for our Link Up Program:


The Benjamin and Laura Ellis Charitable Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation