Philharmonic Announces New Education Partnership with Carnegie Hall
The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is proud to announce a new educational partnership that brings the enormous resources of Carnegie Hall to local students in Colorado Springs. In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), the Philharmonic is participating in Link Up for the 2014–15 Philharmonic Kids season.
Link Up is a highly participatory program where students learn about orchestral repertoire through a yearlong, hands-on music curriculum. Utilizing free materials provided by WMI, the Philharmonic will provide teacher training and support to guide students in exploring music through a composer’s lens, with students participating in music-making in the classroom; performing on recorder, violin, voice, or body percussion; and taking part in creative work, such as composing their own pieces inspired by the music they have studied.
Link Up culminates with an interactive Philharmonic Kids performance where students demonstrate what they have learned by singing and playing recorder or other instruments with the Philharmonic from their seats. This concert, The Orchestra Moves, takes place on April 2, 2015 at the Pikes Peak Center, and is available to both Link Up partner schools as well as other non-participating educational institutions.
As the only Link Up partner in the Rocky Mountain West, the Philharmonic is in an exceptional position to expand music education opportunities to local children in the Pikes Peak region.
Philharmonic Kids is based on the belief that the arts are essential to education and providing young people with engaging, educational, and meaningful music experiences fosters a life-long appreciation of music and the arts. Philharmonic Kids offers unique and affordable fieldtrip options for schools, with performances often serving as students’ first concert experience. Gregory Smith’s “The Animated Orchestra” (October 29 and 31) is also part of the 2014-15 Philharmonic Kids season.
Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
The Weill Music Institute
creates visionary programs that embody Carnegie Hall’s commitment to music education. With unparalleled access to the world’s greatest artists, the Weill Music Institute inspires audiences of all ages, nurtures tomorrow’s musical talent, and harnesses the power of music to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Integral parts of Carnegie Hall’s concert season, these programs facilitate creative expression, develop musical skills and capacities at all levels, and encourage participants to make lifelong personal connections to music. The Weill Music Institute generates new knowledge through original research and shares a wide range of free online resources with educators and music lovers around the globe. Each year, more than 450,000 people engage in the Weill Music Institute’s programs through national and international partnerships, in New York City schools and community settings, and at Carnegie Hall.
Philharmonic Kids is sponsored by:
H. Chase Stone Trust
T. Rowe Price Foundation
Deluxe Corporation Foundation
The John G. Duncan Charitable Trust
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
LexisNexis Cares Board
The P. Bruce and Virginia C. Benson Foundation
The Hester and Edwin Giddings Foundation