Link Up (a program by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute)

Thank you for a wonderful year of making music.
Link Up is now complete for the 23-24 season.

Registrations will begin in August for the Link Up Sings!  2024-2025 Season.


"My Students Loved the Link Up program...and how amazing that they play their recorders with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra!  Thank you for providing this program to our school" -  Local Music Teacher

Beginning our 20th year of school partnerships, the West Michigan Symphony looks forward to joining with you and your school for the “Orchestra MOVES” during the 2023-2024 school year.

The West Michigan Symphony Link Up program (a nationally recognized curriculum by Carnegie Hall) brings music and melody to your classroom students in grades 3-5. Link Up draws on concert repertoire and culminates with students performing in person at the Frauenthal Theater in Muskegon on May 14, 2024.

Schools receive FREE:

  • Teacher professional development, teacher curriculum and online resources
  • Student printable workbooks (recorders required for this program)
  • Music Mentor (WMS Musician's) in person or virtual classroom visits
  • A highly interactive Link Up concert on May 14, 2024.  (students play recorder, sing, and move)

Students learn to read music, play the recorder, meet musicians and perform together at the WMS Link Up Concert. Partner with us and over 50 area elementary schools for this one of a kind program!

For more information or to register your school for the Link Up program, please email Karen Vander Zanden at Call 231-726-3231 ext. 231

Link Up Donors 2023-2024

RENK America
DTE Energy Foundation
Fremont Area Community Foundation
Greatest Needs Fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
Samuel L. Westerman Foundation
Women's Division Chamber of Commerce
Gerber Foundation
White Lake Fund of the CFFMC
Fifth Third Bank
Howmet Aerospace
North Bank Communities Fund of the GHACF
Trinity Health
Sand Products Corp./Mart Dock Fund of the CFFMC
Hung and Elsie Liang Fund for Music of the GHACF
Mike and Kay Olthoff
Dick and Lynn Kamps
Comerica Bank
Mary C. Payne Fund of the CFFMC
Susan Bissell Memorial Fund for the Arts of the GHACF
And many individual supporters…

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts