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

"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

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
Loutit Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
North Bank Communities Fund of the GHACF
Sparta Community Foundation
Mercy Health
Sand Products Corp./Mart Dock Fund of the CFFMC
Elsie and Hung Liang Fund for Music of the GHACF
Mike and Kay Olthoff
Mary Payne
Mary Price
And many individual supporters…

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts