CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray


Buddy teaches us about form and quarter and eighth note rhythms in this episode. Get ready to count and clap along to with a “surprise” composer! Can you catch the rhythm every time?

featuring BEETHOVEN 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83


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

Math in Music – Time Signatures (Grade 2-3)
Music: FA.M.2.b.2, FA.B.3.b.2

Math in Music – Time Signatures (Grade 4-5)
Music: FA.M.4.b.2, FA.M.5.b.2

Math in Music – Note Values (Grade 3-4)
Mathematics: 3.4, 4.4; Music: FA.M.3.b.2, FA.M.4.b2  

What is Rhythm? (Grade 1-2)
Music: FA.M.1.b.2, FA.M.2.b.2

What is Rhythm? (Grade 3-5)
Music: FA.M.3.b.2, FA.M.4.b.2, FA.M.5.b.2

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: Ludwig van Beethoven

Class Activity: Rhythm Detective
Music: FA.M.1.b.2, FA.M.2.b.2, FA.M.3.b.2, FA.M.4.b.2, FA.M.5.b.2 


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.