Music Copying & Engraving



Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Link Up Program


  • Provide printed music education resources to more than 115 orchestras around the world
  • Prepare music for six local NYC concerts performed annually at Carnegie Hall

For over 30 years, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute has helped millions of third through fifth grade students develop fundamental musical skills through their Link Up program. The program provides music education resources to teachers, who lead their students in a hands-on music curriculum that culminates in a participatory concert alongside a professional orchestra, in a carefully crafted program featuring music, narration, visuals and more.

In 2019-2020, Link Up collaborates with more than 115 orchestras around the world; NYC Music Services is responsible for preparing, printing and shipping the orchestral scores and parts to all of them. We also prepared the music for the six local NYC concerts performed annually at Carnegie Hall.

That adds up to 115 individually packed boxes of orchestral scores and parts, printed, bound and shipped every year — quite literally a ton of music!

Currently, participating orchestras have four show options:

  • Link Up: The Orchestra Moves (Movement)
  • Link Up: The Orchestra Sings (Melody)
  • Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks (Rhythm)
  • Link Up: The Orchestra Swings (Jazz)

Each show has approximately a dozen musical pieces, or cues. Each cue is prepared separately, mostly using Finale or Sibelius, after which we print and fold all of it, and assemble the books into each part, complete with a cue sheet for each player.

After a program is completed, the parts get returned to us. We'll check each set for missing or damaged material, and reprint any music if necessary or make adjustments to the shows based on feedback.

It all adds up to experiences like this: