Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, guides students and teachers through a semester-long exploration of orchestral repertoire.  Students sing and play soprano recorder or string instruments while learning basic musical concepts and composing their own music.  This program provides extensive standards-based teacher and student materials and culminates in an interactive orchestral concert in which students sing or play along with the SC Philharmonic.




The SC Philharmonic is excited to offer Link Up: Orchestra ROCKS! in our 2022-23 season.  This exciting program will feature the SC Philharmonic under the direction of Music Director, Morihiko Nakahara, Dreher High School’s Drumline, White Knoll High School’s Chamber Choir, and YOUR STUDENTS.

The Orchestra Rocks! curriculum engages students by singing and playing the soprano recorder or string instruments with the orchestra; analyzing and interpreting the essential structures of rhythm and groove; connecting with the orchestra and exploring instruments, families and orchestration; composing and notating new music using the concert melodies as models; and developing their imaginative capacities while making personal connections to music.

This newly updated and flexible curriculum is designed to supplement your curriculum and includes activities and warm-ups that can be used for introducing recorder and vocal techniques, as well as introductory lessons on rhythm and melody. The Link Up program addresses National Core Arts Standards for Music, Common Core State Standard and the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for General and Instrumental Music Proficiency. The Link Up experience also supports Social and Emotional Learning for students returning to school after two years of Covid disruptions. 

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The Orchestra ROCKS!, an interactive experience for students in grades 3-5, in January & February 2023. All performances at Koger Center for the Arts. Bus parking is on Park Street, behind Koger. Cars may park in the garage on Park Street or at metered spots. 

Tuesday, January 30th, 2023

  • 11:15 AM

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

  • 9:45 AM
  • 11:15 AM

Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 2023

  • 9:45 AM
  • 11:15 AM

Admission: $5.25 per person.

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"Link Up was an excellent opportunity for my students, many who had never set foot in a concert hall, to experience a symphony orchestra. It's made even better by the fact that the students don't just sit and watch, they actually get to participate with the orchestra! They loved hearing and playing along with songs they had already learned in the classroom. As a teacher, the resources that are provided with Link Up are well-crafted lessons that cover many of the different standards we need to teach in the music classroom." - Callie Holman, Elementary School Teacher, Lexington District One


"My students absolutely loved attending all of the Link Up Concerts. Even my biggest skeptics loved learning about the classical pieces. One young man found "Carmina Burana" was a theme for the NE Patriots, so he was super excited. Link Up is a complete education experience! Kids were excited about learning foreign language songs. The singing activities brought my school together in song. It was very cool to see live percussionists playing the rhythms we had been learning; such a great reinforcement!" - Christine Harding, Elementary School Teacher, Richland District Two

Did You Know?

Discounts for Kids

Children 17 and under receive half-price concert tickets to all Masterworks Series concerts.


Our Adopt-a-Musician program brings South Carolina’s finest musicians into schools in order to talk about their musical lives, engage in musical discussions, share a live performance, and collaborate with teachers and students.

Healing Harmonies

This long-running program brings South Carolina Philharmonic musicians to area healthcare facilities to aid in healing the heart, mind, and body.