Guildhall School of Music & Drama Teams Up With Carnegie Hall on ‘Link Up’

By David Salazar

Guildhall School of Music & Drama has announced a new collaboration with Carnegie Hall.

The two organizations will team up on Carnegie’s “Link Up” music education program which introduces primary school children to the orchestra by not only listening but also becoming part of one.

Additionally, the two organizations will collaborate and co-commission new works by emerging composers from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the classical music industry.

Guildhall School of Music & Drama will engage with “Link Up” starting in 2025, working with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra as managed by the Centre for Young Musicians. This ensemble will work hand in hadn with the London Chamber Orchestra with students ages eight to 10.

“I am delighted to announce this new collaboration with our friends at Carnegie Hall,” said Professor Jonathan Vaughan, Principal of Guildhall School, per an official press statement. Our institutions are united by our shared values and ethos. We are both totally committed and passionate in our respective missions to transform young lives through music education. We both firmly believe in social equity and the democratic provision of music for all. And we both believe that the arts should help people to live well in a world worth living in. I am certain that working together will powerfully enrich the combined global reputation and impact of both Carnegie Hall and Guildhall School, inspiring the next generation of talented performers from all backgrounds and communities.”