Stand By Me

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

STAND BY ME

Play along with our new friends Charles and Peter as they perform a classic hit – with a surprise!
featuring KING “Stand By Me”

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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

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: Ben E. King

Stand By Me: Reflection

Class Activity: Play Along
Music: FA.M.K.b.1.C; FA.M.K.b.1.D; FA.M.K.b.1.E; FA.M.K.b.2.A; FA.M.K.b.2.B; FA.M.K.b.3.B; FA.M.K.b.4.B; FA.M.1.b.1.C; FA.M.1.b.1.D; FA.M.1.b.1.E; FA.M.1.b.2.A; FA.M.1.b.2.B; FA.M.1.b.3.B; FA.M.1.b.4.B; FA.M.2.b.1.C; FA.M.2.b.2.D; FA.M.2.b.1.E; FA.M.2.b.2.A; FA.M.2.b.2.B; FA.M.2.b.3.B; FA.M.2.b.4.B; FA.M.3.b.1.C; FA.M.3.b.2.D: FA.M.3.b.1.E; FA.M.3.b.3.A; FA.M.3.b.2.B: FA.M.3.b.4.B

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

CHARLES YANG

Charles Yang, recipient of the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Award, has been described by The Boston Globe as an artist who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.” While rooted in the world of classical music, he is hardly confined to it, possessing crossover abilities as a violinist, electric violinist, and vocalist, which have led him to perform with a variety of artists all around the world. He’s also appeared at the YouTube Music Awards, TED, EG Conference, Google Zeitgeist, and onstage at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House, among many others.

Yang has performed in the presence of two former U.S. Presidents and the Queen of Denmark, and has shared the stage in collaborations with famous artists from all genres of music. His career has been followed by prominent news media, and he is featured in Nick Romeo’s book Driven and on the Discovery Channel’s Curiosity.

Charles is originally from Austin, Texas. On June 9, 2005, the Mayor of Austin presented Mr. Yang with his own “Charles Yang Day.”

PETER DUGAN

Pianist Peter Dugan is heard nationwide as the host of NPR’s beloved program From the Top. He has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. Prizing versatility as the key to the future of classical music, Mr. Dugan is equally at home in classical, jazz, and pop genres.

Mr. Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renée Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. The Wall Street Journal described his collaboration with violinist Charles Yang as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.” Peter advocates the importance of music in the community and at all levels of society. As a founding creator of Operation Superpower, a superhero opera for children, he has travelled to dozens of schools in the greater New York area, performing for students and encouraging them to use their talents–their superpowers–for good.

Mr. Dugan holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. He resides in New York City with his wife, mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, and serves on the piano faculty at The Juilliard School Evening Division.

Aquarium

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

AQUARIUM

What does a piano sound like underwater? Can the piano imitate
fish and sea creatures? Find out more in this episode!
featuring SAINT-SAËNS “Aquarium” from Carnival of the Animals.

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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

How Does a Fish Move?
Music: FA.M.K.b.2; FA.M.K.b.4; FA.M.1.b.3; FA.M.1.b.6; FA.M.2.b.3; FA.M.2.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: Camille Saint-Saëns

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

SARA DOAN

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Sara Doan began studying piano at the age of 3 with Donna Edwards. Under her tutelage, Sara won top prizes in several state and regional competitions. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at TCU. Ms. Doan has has presented recitals across Texas, and in Oklahoma, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C, and has worked with a number of orchestras in the DFW area.

A dedicated music educator, Sara has served as collaborative pianist-in-residence at Southeastern Oklahoma State and adjunct professor of piano at the University of North Texas. She maintains a large, active private piano studio in the DFW area and is an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College Northwest Campus. Sara also presents lectures and educational programs through the Cliburn, Fort Worth Music Fund, and the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth.

 

JONATHAN TSAY

Jonathan Tsay began his piano studies at age 5 and has since developed a wide-ranging artistic career. A professor of piano at the University of Memphis, he also serves as artistic director of Ensemble75, a chamber music series in Dallas, and hosts the “Between the Barlines” podcast, which explores the lives of people in classical music. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Taiwan, Canada, and across the United States.

Jonathan serves as head of piano at the Chloé Trevor Music Academy and has been invited to judge many music competitions. He earned degrees from SMU and l’Université de Montréal, and in his spare time enjoys playing football and watching cartoons.

ARTINA MCCAIN

Artina McCain, has a built a three-fold career as a performer, educator and speaker, performing with many of the country’s greatest symphony orchestras and as a soloist in recital halls throughout the world. She has served on the faculty of numerous summer festivals including the Austin Chamber Music Festival, the Illinois Summer Youth Music, the Gateways Music Festival in Rochester, NY, and the Walled City Music International Piano Festival and Competition in Ireland. McCain graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University. She received her Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis and Co-Founder/Director of the Memphis International Piano Festival and Competition.

Pattern Play: The Rondo

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

PATTERN PLAY: THE RONDO

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

 

 

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

GLORIA LIN

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.

Dance of the Elves

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

DANCE OF THE ELVES

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

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

RANDALL GOOSBY

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.

ZHU WANG

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.

Elephants and Reindeer and Basses, Oh My!

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

ELEPHANTS AND REINDEER AND BASSES, OH MY!

How low can you go? Meet one of the lowest instruments in the orchestra and hear two fun performances in this holiday episode. Get ready to snap along!
featuring SAINT-SÄENS “Elephants” from Carnival of the Animals
MARKS “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1
Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7

The String Family
Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1

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: Camille Saint-Säens

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

CORRIE DONOVAN

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.

BRIAN PERRY

Brian Perry is the newest member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra double bass section. Prior to his appointment in 2013, he was a member of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for 9 years. He has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, and often performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. An active collaborator, Brian has been a guest artist with pianist Buddy Bray for the Cliburn in the Classroom series, and has performed locally on the Spectrum Chamber Music, Fine Arts Chamber Players and Cliburn at the Modern series, among others.

Brian earned his music degrees from Boston University and the University of North Texas. In addition to playing regularly with the DSO, Brian is also an adjunct professor of double bass at the SMU Meadows School of Music. Committed to educating and mentoring young musicians, he has presented masterclasses for the International Society of Bassists convention and the TCU Bass Fest, and since 2010 has been the double bass instructor at the highly-acclaimed Boston University Tanglewood Institute, one of the nation’s premier summer orchestral training programs for high-school students.

Brian currently resides in Fort Worth with his wife Kathryn, a Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra violinist, and their two daughters.

Pattern Play

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

PATTERN PLAY

In this episode, join Buddy and our flutist friend Mehrdad to discover how to play with musical patterns! This music never slows down–can you keep up with all the changes?
featuring VINE Sonata for Flute and Piano

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1 

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: Carl Vine

Class Activity: Playing Patterns
Music: FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

MEHRDAD GHOLAMI

Iranian flutist Mehrdad Gholami recently completed his doctoral degree in flute performance at TCU. He has served as principal flute with the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, is a prize winner of several solo and chamber music competitions, and was recipient of Iran’s National Concours of Arts at 18 years old.

From an early age, he played with many contemporary ensembles and worked with Iranian and American composers to premiere over 60 new works. He has appeared in recordings ranging from contemporary classical to world to pop music. Mehrdad is passionate about education; he teaches private lessons in Fort Worth and serves as the coordinator for the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra’s chamber music program.

Playing with Numbers: In 6

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

PLAYING WITH NUMBERS: IN 6

We’ve learned how to count music in groups of 2, 3, even 9. In this episode, join our new friends Kevin and Shiv as they teach us to count in 6 with the Shiv Shuffle!
featuring MOZART Theme from Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331

 

 

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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

Playing with Meter
Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1

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: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Class Activity: Step to the Beat!
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 

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

KEVIN GUNTER

Kevin Gunter serves on the piano faculty at Southern Methodist University in a unique hybrid position, working with graduates, undergraduates, children, and adults. He is also co-director of the annual SMU Institute for Young Pianists, and he hosts a weekly master class for adults in the SMU Lifelong Learning Program.

Mr. Gunter is also an active musical director, conductor, and keyboardist in the Dallas musical theatre scene, having given hundreds of performances, including regional and world premieres, with acclaim from The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas ObserverDallas Voice, and many others. He has garnered praise for his ability to “steal the show with terrific, toe-tapping music” (BroadwayWorld), as well as his “expertly conducted” performances and “sweet keyboard” (TheatreJones).

Mr. Gunter presented his solo lecture, “Trending Now: Your Future with Adult Students” at the 2019 Music Teachers National Association Conference in Spokane, Washington, and is published in the MTNA e-Journal. His students are active as well, performing in events far and wide such as the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Italy, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in Chicago, and the Interlochen Music Festival in Michigan.

SHIV YAJNIK

Dallas native Shiv Yajnik began playing the piano at about four years old. Since that time, the now 19-year-old pianist has already participated in numerous competitions, masterclasses, and has given recitals and concerto performances all over the DFW Metroplex.

A long-time student of Cliburn Competition competitor Alex McDonald, Shiv has performed at the Basically Beethoven Festival, as well as the Oberlin Summer Piano Festival, Indiana University Piano Academy, and the Young Composers Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, among others. He has won numerous awards at competitions including the Dallas Music Teacher’s Association Jazz/Pop Contest, Dallas Solo Competition, Dallas Piano Festival Competition Senior Concerto Division, Texas Music Teacher’s Association State Piano Competition, and MTNA National Composition Competition.

Outside of practice room, Shiv is an avid young composer, and also enjoys studying science and math, swimming, and reading.

 

Musical Opposites: Tempo and Dynamics

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

MUSICAL OPPOSITES: TEMPO AND DYNAMICS

 Music is made of three main building blocks. We’ve learned about pitch. In this episode, let’s learn more about the other two building blocks, tempo and dynamics!
featuring CHOPIN Prelude in E Minor, op. 28, no. 4 / Etude in C Minor, op. 25, no. 12 “Ocean”
MUSSORGSKY Ballet of Unhatched Chicks in Their Shells / The Great Gate at Kiev 

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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

Musical Opposites: Tempo and Dynamics
Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1C, FA.M.2.b.1C, FA.M.3.b.1C, FA.M.4.b.1C, FA.M.5.b.1C

What’s the Tempo?
Music: Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1C, FA.M.2.b.1C, FA.M.3.b.1C, FA.M.4.b.1C, FA.M.5.b.1C

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

Group Activity: Four Corners Tempo Challenge
Music: FA.M.1.b.1C, FA.M.2.b.1C, FA.M.3.b.1C, FA.M.4.b.1C, FA.M.5.b.1C

Group Activity: Where’s Rabbit?
Music: FA.M.1.b.4, FA.M.2.b.4, FA.M.3.b.4, FA.M.4.b.4, FA.M.5.b.4

Composer Biography: Frederic Chopin

Composer Biography: Modest Mussorgsky

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

DANIELA LIEBMAN

18-year-old Mexican pianist Daniela Liebman has rapidly established herself as an artist of eloquence, poise, and nuance. Since her debut at age 8 with the Aguascalientes Symphony, Daniela has performed with more than 25 orchestras on four continents, and has given recitals at some of the best venues all over the world.

In 2016 and 2017, when Daniela was fourteen and fifteen years old, respectively, she was named one of the “40 Most Creative Mexicans in the World” by Forbes Mexico. In 2018, Daniela was again named one of Forbes Mexico’s “100 Most Creative and Powerful Women,” and was invited to Forbes’ reveal of its 2018 edition of Creativos Mexicanos, celebrating extraordinary Mexican leaders in the arts. She has been interviewed by Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls,” is featured in GQ Mexico and Vanity Fair, and is the recipient of Mexico’s 2014 Nacional Premio de Juventud.

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Daniela began piano studies at age 5, and currently studies with Dr. Tamás Ungár at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Committed to sharing her love of music with others, Daniela frequently participates in talkbacks and workshops with piano students of all ages and backgrounds. Her dedication to celebrating her heritage through creative programming is reflected in her musical and cultural ambassadorship. Aside from practicing, Daniela enjoys films, reading, biking, and trying different cuisines.

GLORIA LIN

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.

The Chicken

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

THE CHICKEN

We know the piano loves to pretend! In this episode, we listen to the piano become a chicken. How many chickens do you hear?
featuring RAMEAU La Poule (“The Hen”)

 

 

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1
Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7; Art: FA.A.1.2, FA.A.2.2, FA.A.3.2, FA.A.4.2, FA.A.5.2

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: Jean-Philippe Rameau

Class Activity: Performing Pictures
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 

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

SARA DOAN

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Sara Doan began studying piano at the age of 3 with Donna Edwards. Under her tutelage, Sara won top prizes in several state and regional competitions. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance at the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at TCU. Ms. Doan has has presented recitals across Texas, and in Oklahoma, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C, and has worked with a number of orchestras in the DFW area.

A dedicated music educator, Sara has served as collaborative pianist-in-residence at Southeastern Oklahoma State and adjunct professor of piano at the University of North Texas. She maintains a large, active private piano studio in the DFW area and is an adjunct professor at Tarrant County College Northwest Campus. Sara also presents lectures and educational programs through the Cliburn, Fort Worth Music Fund, and the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth.

GLORIA LIN

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.

Do Re Mi

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

DO RE MI

How do singers learn new music? In this episode, Corrie Donovan teaches us about solfege! Get ready to sing along!
featuring CZERNY Etude from the School of Velocity, op. 299

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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

Solfege and Intervals
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;  FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.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: Carl Czerny

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

CORRIE DONOVAN

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.

Musical Opposites: Pitch

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

MUSICAL OPPOSITES: PITCH

How low can you go? In this episode, we meet the lowest instrument in the woodwind family, the bassoon!
featuring SAINT-SÄENS Bassoon Sonata in G Major, op. 168, mvt 1

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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

Instrument Families
Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; 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;
Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7

Musical Teams
Music: FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b. 
Language Arts: 1.12, 2.12, 3.12, 4.12, 5.12

Melody and Harmony (Grade 3-5)
Music: FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1
Language Arts: 3.7, 4.7, 5.7; 3.11, 4.11, 5.11

Group Activity: Ensemble Captain
Music: FA.M.1.b.4, FA.M.2.b.4, FA.M.3.b.4, FA.M.4.b.4, FA.M.5.b.4; FA.M.1.b.3, FA.M.2.b.3, FA.M.3.b.3, FA.M.4.b.3, FA.M.5.b.3 

Group Activity: Percussion Duet (Grade 3-5)
Music: FA.M.3.b.4, FA.M.4.b.4, FA.M.5.b.4; FA.M.3.b.3, FA.M.4.b.3, FA.M.5.b.3; 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: Camille Saint-Säens

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

CARA OWENS

Cara Owens has been Assistant Principal/2nd Bassoon with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra since 1997.  A native of Pennsylvania, Cara studied at Indiana University and the University of Michigan.

Outside the FWSO, Cara is an advocate for musical outreach, creating and organizing educational programs for all ages. She also works for Texas Winds Musical Outreach—a North Texas non-profit that sends professional musicians to perform in senior communities, hospitals, and for children in the Head Start program—and serves on the board for the Spectrum Chamber Music Society.

When she’s not performing or teaching, Cara is an avid tennis player and also enjoys reading and cooking. Currently, she lives in Colleyville with her husband, Nate, and has two daughters in college, one studying at the University of Alabama, and the other at The Ohio State University.

Playing with Numbers: In 9

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

PLAYING WITH NUMBERS: IN 9

We’ve counted music in groups of two, three, and even five! In this episode, join Buddy to learn how to count music that moves in groups of nine!
featuring BRUBECK “Blue Rondo ala Turk”

 

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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

Beats in Music
Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1;
FA.M.2.b.2, FA.M.3.b.2, FA.M.3.b.2, FA.M.4.b.2, FA.M.5.b.2

Time Signatures (Grade 3-5)
Music: FA.M.3.b.2, FA.M.4.b.2, FA.M.5.b.2

Note Values (Grade 3-4)
Music: FA.M.3.b.2, FA.M.4.b2; Math: 3.3, 4.3 

What is Jazz?
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; Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.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: Dave Brubeck

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

EVAN MITCHELL

Pianist Evan Mitchell has given over 250 performances for the Cliburn’s education programs over the past eight years, in addition to teaching privately and at Tarrant County College and serving as a chamber music coach for the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra. He also maintains an active performance career, having appeared in ten countries on four continents, including with the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, the Fort Worth Opera, and Texas Winds.

A passionate advocate for the arts, Evan looks constantly for ways to reach new audiences and to inspire a love for music. He holds degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and TCU, and has won first prize at several competitions.

Perpetual Motion

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

PERPETUAL MOTION

In this episode, we listen to a piece that runs across the keys! Can you keep up?
featuring SCHUBERT Impromptu in E-flat Major, op. 90, no. 2

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; 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;
Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7

Pitch and Tempo (Grade 1-3)
Music: FA.M.1.b.2, FA.M.2.b.2, FA.M.3.b.2

Form (Grade 4-5)
Music: 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: Franz Schubert

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

CLAYTON STEPHENSON

Named the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Lang Lang Music Foundation Young Scholar Clayton Stephenson is a prize winner of the 2015 Van Cliburn Junior International Competition and 2016 Cooper International Competition. He is also a proud recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship. Clayton’s debut concerto performance was with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony Orchestra, and he has since given performances across Europe and North America, including a recent appearance at the “Grammy Salute to Classical Music” concert at Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium.

Born in New York, Clayton was admitted into the Juilliard Pre-College at age 10. Currently, he studies at the Harvard/New England Conservatory Dual Degree program, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics at Harvard University and Master’s degree in piano performance at the New England Conservatory. He is passionate about community outreach and education, engaging with children and social service organizations to discuss his path as a musician, and is also involved in the Boys Club of New York and Men of Color Club.

The Sunken Cathedral

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

THE SUNKEN CATHEDRAL

In this episode, Buddy shows us how the pedals on the piano help tell the story of a cathedral rising from the water.
featuring DEBUSSY La Cathédrale Engloutie

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1; FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6
Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7

Explore the World: Cathedrals
Social Studies: 1.4, 2.4, 3.4; Music: FA.M.3.b.5, FA.M.4.b.5, FA.M.5.b.5; Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7

Octaves (Grade 4-5)
Music: FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1; FA.M.4.b.4, FA.M.5.b.4

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: Claude Debussy

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

Building Blocks

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

BUILDING BLOCKS

In this episode, we discover that music is put together much like written language. Join Buddy to learn how!
featuring MOZART Sonata in D Major, K. 284: I. Allegro

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; 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;
Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7

Musical Alphabet
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

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: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

ALEX MCDONALD

Since his orchestral debut at age 11, pianist Alex McDonald has performed extensively across North America and Asia, both in recital and with orchestras. A participant at the 2013 Cliburn Competition, he has won several competition prizes and fellowships throughout the United States.

He has taught at Texas Woman’s University, Richland College, and The Juilliard School, and private students have gone on to study at top conservatories and perform at Carnegie Hall. He was recognized for his accomplishments as an educator with the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award in teaching by the Texas Music Teachers Association.  He is also festival director for Basically Beethoven, a thriving summer concert series in Dallas.

Pianos and Guitars

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

PIANOS AND GUITARS

We’ve heard the piano pretend to be insects, animals, even mythical creatures! But can the piano imitate
other instruments? Find out more in this episode!
featuring BACH Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999
SCARLATTI Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 141

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1
Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7

Instrument Families
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 

What is Baroque Music?
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; Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.6, FA.M.5.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: Domenico Scarlatti

Composer Biography: Johann Sebastian Bach

FEATURED ARTISTS

BUDDY BRAY

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.

RICHARD LAABS

Originally from Allen, Texas, Richard Laabs is a guitarist and teacher currently living in Spicewood, near Austin. He began playing guitar in high school ensembles and with his friends, and he continued his musical education at Texas Lutheran University, where he studied classical guitar and music education.

Richard has been teaching since his graduation in 2015. He loves his job as elementary music teacher at Walnut Creek Elementary in Austin, where he enjoys creating new songs to play and sing with his students. In his free time Richard is an avid songwriter, composer, and collaborator, and also plays guitar in and around the city.

EVAN MITCHELL

Pianist Evan Mitchell has given over 250 performances for the Cliburn’s education programs over the past eight years, in addition to teaching privately and at Tarrant County College and serving as a chamber music coach for the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra. He also maintains an active performance career, having appeared in ten countries on four continents, including with the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, the Fort Worth Opera, and Texas Winds.

A passionate advocate for the arts, Evan looks constantly for ways to reach new audiences and to inspire a love for music. He holds degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and TCU, and has won first prize at several competitions.

Dancing Snow

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

DANCING SNOW

Can you hear the snow dancing? Join Buddy to find out how a composer can leave specific instructions to make special sounds on the piano!
featuring DEBUSSY “The Snow is Dancing” from Children’s Corner

EPISODE ACTIVITIES

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.4.b.6, FA.M.5.b.6; FA.M.1.b.1, FA.M.2.b.1, FA.M.3.b.1, FA.M.4.b.1, FA.M.5.b.1
Language Arts: 1.7, 2.7, 3.7, 4.7, 5.7; Art: FA.A.1.2A, FA.A.2.2A, FA.A.3.2A, FA.A.4.2A FA.A.5.2A 

Dynamics (Grade 3-4)
Music: FA.M.1.b.6, FA.M.2.b.6, FA.M.3.b.6, FA.M.4.b.