Charlotte Symphony

Charlotte Symphony

Music is a catalyst for a stronger, more connected community. That belief is at the heart of the Charlotte Symphony, and every day we provide exceptional musical experiences that inspire our community, plus programs that create new pathways of opportunity.

The Charlotte Symphony performs everywhere from community parks and schools to churches, breweries, and senior care centers. We are deeply committed to the notion that music, accessible to all and experienced in many forms, unifies our community.

Our mission is to nurture a passion for orchestral music in our community through diverse educational programming and excellent instruction. Find a program that’s right for your school.


  128 S. Tryon St., Suite 350, Charlotte, NC 28204


(704) 714-5114

Education Concert- Elementary (LINK UP)

Program description

This concert is part of the LINK UP series developed by and performed in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI). The concerts are highly participatory with students learning about orchestral repertoire through a yearlong, hands-on curriculum. Each program focuses on specific concepts, including, rhythm, melody, tempo, orchestration, and composition. Utilizing materials provided free-of-charge by WMI, teachers guide students in exploring music through the composer’s lens, with students participating in active music-making. This yearlong program completes with having the opportunity to sing, play the recorder, and move with the orchestra from their seats.

This year’s theme is The Orchestra Rocks. One universal element of music is rhythm. Composers and musicians play with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting. A consistent groove can unite musicians, singers, and audiences in an experience of listening and performing together. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra rocks.

We strongly encourage all Link Up teachers to attend our PD Workshop on October 12th, 2019, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m at University Park Creative Arts School (2400 Hildebrand St. Charlotte, NC 28216). This workshop will be led by Crystal Briley, Link Up Teaching Artist and CMS music teacher. At the workshop we will delve into The Orchestra Rocks theme by discussing the repertoire, how to teach the curriculum, Carnegie’s wealth of online resources, and what to expect on concert day. All participating teachers will receive a certificate of completion that can be used towards CEU credit.

Booking / scheduling contact

Heather Munch

   (704) 714-5114

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Music
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Population served: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Music
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Available times:

2 Performances: 10:00 a.m. or 11:20 a.m.


Belk Theater
130 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

**Bus parking will be available at Northwest School of the Arts (1415 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216).

Fees / Ticketing:

Each teacher, student, and chaperone will need a ticket, tickets are $8.00 per individual. Qualifying Title 1 schools receive a discounted rate of $6.00 per individual.

**Prices include all applicable taxes & fees. This fee, however, does not include transportation to and from the performance venue.


NC Standard Course of Study:

R2 Determine central ideas or themes if a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. R4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. R5 Analyze the structure of the text, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole. W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.  

NC Essential Standards:

ML.1 Apply the elements of music and musical techniques in order to sing and play music with accuracy and expression. ML.3 Create music using a variety of sound and notational sources. MR.1 Understand the interacting elements to respond to music and music performances.    


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Due to the limited amount of seats available, reservations, including an accurate headcount, must be confirmed by Friday, March 13, 2020. Groups can cancel at any time leading up to this date.

**Any cancellations between March 1 – March 25 will be subject to a charge of 50% of the ticket order amount. Cancellations within a week of the show are subject to a charge of the full ticket order amount.