CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray


Let’s take a trip to the North Pole to meet Santa’s elves! Can you tell what these elves are doing during the music in this episode?
featuring PRICE Elfentanz


Click the links below for supplemental worksheets and class activities. TEKS objectives are listed below each link.

What Do You Hear?
Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1
Art: FA.A.1.2A, FA.A.2.2A, FA.A.3.2A, FA.A.4.2A FA.A.5.2A 

Interview a Composer
Language Arts: 1.13, 2.13, 3.13, 4.13, 5.13; Music: FA.M.1.b.5, FA.M.2.b.5, FA.M.3.b.5, FA.M.4.b.5, FA.M.5.b.5

Composer Biography: Florence Price



Buddy Bray is co-author of the Cliburn in the Classroom programs and has been hosting the presentations in schools for over 17 years, and he says it is the most enjoyable work he does.

When he is not in the schools talking about music, Buddy serves as artistic director of the Cliburn at the Modern series and is the principal keyboardist for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He also hosts the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s pre-concert discussion series, where he does much the same thing as in the schools—he tries to make his audience comfortable with the music they will hear, and he does it with a spirit of discovery and fun.

Buddy comes from a family of teachers, and he is glad to be carrying on the family tradition.


Violinist Randall Mitsuo Goosby has appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States since winning First Prize at the Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition in 2010 at age 13. Shortly after winning, Randall was invited to appear as part of the New York Philharmonic’s prestigious Young People’s Concert series at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. The New York Times raved that  “…his performance won him a deserved standing ovation for its sheer virtuosity” in his Carnegie Hall debut performance.

Randall received a full scholarship to The Juilliard School’s Pre-College program and has earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from Juilliard, and is now pursuing an Artist Diploma there. Randall has been featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” and he has been honored as a Rising Star of the Stradivari Society. In addition to his concerts, Randall shares his love of music through community engagement programs for public schools, children’s hospitals, and music programs across the USA.


Praised for his “technical mastery and deep sense of lyricism,” pianist Zhu Wang was recently selected as one of three winners of the 2020 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He has been recognized as an “excellent pianist with a natural sense of harmony and imagination,” whose sensitive and engaging performances exhibit a remarkable depth of musicianship and poise beyond his age.

Zhu has performed in recital and with orchestras across Europe, Asia, and North America, including at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. An active chamber musician and promoter of new music, Zhu premiered composer Timo Andres’s Moving Études in a national tour. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Zhu currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music under Robert McDonald.