Omaha Symphony

Link Up Resources

2017-18 | The Orchestra Sings

Educator Sessions

• Link Up "Need to Know" Document
PDF's of Link Up Kick-Off Presentation
• Alternate Session: CANCELLED (prev. October 11, 2017)

Program Deadlines

• Student composition contest: Received by Friday, February 16, 2018 
• On-stage student name submissions: TBA

Curriculum Music & Information

"Simple Melody" (Recorder Part A) | "Simple Melody" (Advanced - Recorder Part B)
• "Simple Melody" (Vocal)
"Simple Melody" (Combined Recorder A+B and Vocal Score)

"New World" Symphony (lyrics)

"Ode to Joy" (Full Melody - GABCD) | "Ode to Joy" (BAG)
"Ode to Joy" (Full Score - Recorder + Vocal)

• Student Composition Winner - TBA

Sample Link Up Lesson Plan and Teaching Timeline
Composition Activity Packet
Student Concert Music Book

Extension Activities

Composition Activity Packet
Golden Recorder Award
• Carnegie Hall Link Up Certificate
• Parent Ticket Information Packet (English) - Coming Soon!
• Parent Ticket Information Packet (Spanish) - Coming Soon!

Concert Visuals

"Simple Melody"
"Ode to Joy" (in G Major!)
"Simple Gifts"
"Dvorak's "New World"
"To Make Words Sing"
• Student Composition - TBA - Coming Soon!

Audio Tools

"Simple Melody" Orchestra Accompaniment (MIDI)
• (Note: Right click titles and "file save as" to download.)

Online Video Links

• Carnegie Hall Animated History
• "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" (Listening Adventure)
"The Remarkable Farkle McBride," featuring John Lithgow

• Professional Recorder Example 1 - Vivaldi Recorder Concerto, RV 443
• Professional Recorder Example 2 - Telemann Recorder Concerto in F Major
• Professional Recorder Example 3 - Bach Brandenburg Concerto #4, mvt. 1

• "New World" Symphony - Listening Adventure
• "New World" Symphony - YouTube Recording

• The Firebird  ("Finale") - Animated Story
• The Firebird  ("Finale") - YouTube Recording

Additional Resources & Websites

• Performance Arrival Instructions - Coming Soon!
Link Up "Need to Know" Document
• Student Concert Music Book
Carnegie Hall Link Up Website
Link Up Beginnings Curriculum
Beginning Recorder Unit (from Link Up Beginnings)
Omaha Symphony History
Venue Information | Holland Performing Arts Center
Alison Friedman's Rockin' Recorders
Joy Tunes
"Recorder Karate" Method
Teachers Pay Teachers


Omaha Symphony, Education & Community Engagement
Joanie Mathis, Vice President - | 402.661.8585
Liz Kendall Weisser, Manager - | 402.661.8592
Sara Warner, Assistant - | 402.661.8589

Lead Teachers
Carmen Campbell | Aspen Creek Elementary:
Karen English | St. Pius X/St. Leo School:
Linda Wood | Springville & Washington Elementaries:


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