Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Carnegie Hall team up for new collaboration

01 February 2024
By Ellie Palmer
The two giant institutions will work together for Carnegie Hall's new Link Up music education programme

Guildhall School has announced that it is set to become the first UK partner of Carnegie Hall’s Link Up music education programme.

The programme introduces primary school age children to the orchestra by immersing them within it. Young participants not only learn about and listen to an orchestra – they become part of one – performing alongside talented instrumentalists to experience the thrill of making live music.

Guildhall and Carnegie will also commission new works together by emerging composers from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented within classical music.

The first Link Up project will take place in April 2025. The London Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO) will collaborate with the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) and their Music Director Christopher Warren-Green in inspiring local primary school children aged 8 to 10 through the Link Up programme. The programme’s workshops will be led by senior musicians from Guildhall School, who will receive mentoring from LCO members and Guildhall staff to deliver the Link Up activity. Following the initial LSSO project, Guildhall School plans to extend the Link Up programme to other ensembles, including the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra in the 2025/26 Season.

For more information on Carnegie Hall’s Link Up programme, visit or check out the video below.

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Link Up: A Program for Students in Grades 3-5 from Carnegie Hall Education on Vimeo.