Thanks to a grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation, the Cliburn is taking nine programs into the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) in the 2012-2013 school year. On January 28, 2013, the Cliburn welcomed Bernadette Nutall, DISD Trustee, to the Musical Awakenings® program "Building Music" that was provided to students at J.P. Stark Elementary School. Lynette Howard, principal, and Audra Sanders, music teacher, were gracious hosts. The students were receptive and enjoyed answering the questions posed to them and volunteering to demonstrate walking slowly or quickly. Cliburn Board Member Greg Davis was also in attendance.
|Cliburn Board Member, Greg Davis; J.P. Stark Elementary Principal, Lynette Howard; DISD Trustee Bernadette Nutall; Cliburn Program Host, Buddy Bray; Cliburn Program Pianist, Aaron Kurz; Cliburn Director of Education, Susan Robertson; and J.P. Stark Elementary Music Teacher, Audra Sanders|
In the 2012-2013 school year, Musical Awakenings is being served to over 34,000 second, third, and fourth-grade students in 10 school districts: Fort Worth, Arlington, Carroll, Castleberry, Crowley, Dallas, Everman, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Mansfield, and White Settlement. There will be 125 programs at 125 schools, of which 84 percent are Title 1 schools. In the schools being served, 71 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced meals.