CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray


This episode is a musical matching game! See if you can spot the repeated tune as we explore rondo form.
featuring BACH Rondo from Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826




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

Rondo in Writing
Music: FA.M.3.b.1; FA.M.3.b.2; FA.M.3.b.6; FA.M.4.b.1; FA.M.4.b.2; FA.M.4.b.6 
Language Arts: 3.2; 3.3; 3.7; 3.11; 3.12; 4.2; 4.3; 4.7; 4.11; 4.12

Rhythm Rondo
Music: FA.M.2.b.1; FA.M.2.b.2; FA.M.2.b.3; FA.M.2.b.4; FA.M.2.b.6; FA.M.3.b.1; FA.M.3.b.2; FA.M.3.b.3;
FA.M.3.b.4; FA.M.3.b.6; FA.M.4.b.1; FA.M.4.b.2; FA.M.4.b.3; FA.M.4.b.6

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: Johann Sebastian Bach

Class Activity: Rondo Music and Movement
Music: FA.M.1.b.1; FA.M.1.b.3; FA.M.2.b.1; FA.M.2.b.3;FA.M.3.b.1; FA.M.3.b.3
Theater: FA.T.1.b.1; FA.T.1.b.2; FA.T.2.b.1; FA.T.2.b.2; FA.T.3.b.1; FA.T.3.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.


Pianist Gloria Lin enters her seventh year with the Cliburn’s education programs. She serves on the piano and musicology faculty of the TCU School of Music and has enjoyed an extensive performance career on four continents, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the United Nations. An active chamber musician, Gloria is a member of Caminos del Inka, performs with her husband, cellist Jesus Castro-Balbi, and is sought after as a collaborative pianist.

A prizewinner many times over, her educational background includes studies at The Juilliard School, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Michigan, Manhattan School of Music, and Indiana University Bloomington.