Cliburn Kids comes to ArtsGoggle! Come try your fingers on the Cliburn’s Play Me Piano—a gorgeous Steinway & Sons grand piano that is open for all to show off their talents. At 1:00 & 3:00 p.m., discover how “The Piano Takes Flight,” an interactive program where Cliburn Kids artists Corrie Donovan and Nathan Ryland show us how the piano can sound like butterflies, mosquitoes, and birds! Check out for more than 50 entertaining videos, with corresponding activities, designed to introduce children to the fun of classical music.

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For our youngest Cliburn friends! Cliburn Kids is a collection of wonderfully entertaining programs designed to introduce children to the fun of classical music. How does music paint pictures, tell stories, express feelings? Cliburn Kids artists use individual pieces to explore topics that delve into the way music is organized and structured, counting and rhythm, expressive elements, and sometimes just lighthearted enjoyment!


Soprano Corrie Donovan loves working with children through music and is excited to begin her eighth year with the Cliburn’s education programs. She was also the host for the first Cliburn Junior Competition in 2015 and teaches private voice through Northwest ISD.

Outside the classroom, Corrie enjoys a busy performance career, both in Texas and abroad; highlights include vocal workshops with Cirque du Soleil and a performance invitation from the former president of Mexico. Also an active musical arranger, she enjoys reimagining classical favorites and creating intimate concert experiences, taking her audiences on a journey to make meaningful connections with music.


Pianist Nathan Ryland, a native of Richardson, Texas, has been a winner in competitions coast to coast, from the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition to the Brevard Music Center Piano Competition in North Carolina. He has also received recognition in the Dallas International and Texas State International Piano Competitions, in addition to his selection as a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Performance Contest. Mr. Ryland has also performed numerous orchestral engagements, including with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, UNT Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Texas Symphony, and Round Rock Symphony.

Mr. Ryland is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of North Texas with Dr. Pamela Mia Paul. He has also studied under Norman Krieger at the IU Jacobs School of music. In addition to classical piano, he also enjoys playing jazz, audio engineering, and composing.


ArtsGoggle is Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts. This free-to-the-public, family-friendly event annually hosts more than 1,000 visual artists, 50 musical performances, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone. Unlike any event in Fort Worth, the festival exclusively focuses on highlighting the work of local artists, musicians, and performers of all media and experience levels. ArtsGoggle attracts a crowd of 60,000+ patrons that are as diverse as the event’s Near Southside neighborhood. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban district by Trinity Metro transit, by foot, or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.

ArtsGoggle started 19 years ago as the Near Southside’s own indoor gallery night, designed to showcase the district’s revitalization efforts underway via newly established businesses hosting one-day open houses in partnership with local artists. The event remained almost exclusively indoors for the first decade before spilling out onto the street. Today, visitors are invited to stroll artists’ booths on Magnolia Avenue stretching more than a mile in length, and adjacent businesses, new and old, tout ArtsGoggle as their best day of sales each year.

ArtsGoggle prides itself in providing a casual, approachable, and vibrant environment for appreciating art and learning about the talents of our own community. For almost two decades, this non-juried art festival has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time. ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional artists with new collections to display, sell and discuss their artwork.

Accompanying the visual artists, the entertainment at ArtsGoggle heavily features local musicians and offers performances from a variety of genres. In addition, the event partners with arts organizations across Fort Worth to draw attention to their programs. In years past, ArtsGoggle has hosted the Fort Worth Opera for pop-up concerts; showcased Ballet Folklorico de Azteca for a colorful dance performance; and presented a stellar headliner performance from indie rocker Sarah Jaffe.