CLIBURN IN THE CLASSROOM

The Cliburn designed Cliburn in the Classroom, its signature music education program, to introduce young audiences to classical music. Cliburn in the Classroom programs present the excitement of live piano performances to second-, third-, and fourth-grade students and reinforce the basic elements of music through fun, interactive activities within the context of classical piano repertoire. Cliburn in the Classroom is presented annually to approximately 50,000 public elementary students across North Texas. The programs are offered at no cost to participating schools.

Dr. John Feierabend, nationally known director of music education at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and Shields-Collins Bray, principal keyboardist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, developed Cliburn in the Classroom presentations. Each interactive concert, which lasts about 40 minutes, features a program facilitator and guest pianist. A grand piano is brought into the school, and a camcorder and projector are used to project the pianist’s hands onto a screen for all students to view. Illustrations further enhance the students’ experiences.

These programs enable students to approach music through multiple intelligences: linguistic, logical/mathematical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. In addition, they address national standards in the arts for music education.

The Cliburn produces a study guide in collaboration with the Fort Worth Independent School District for classroom use. The study guide reinforces the schools’ core curriculum through classroom activities and research materials, thus extending the benefits of the Cliburn in the Classroom program and meeting state-mandated education guidelines.

Music Education Consultant – Dr. John Feierabend
Artistic Advisor – Shields-Collins Bray
Director of Education – Susan Robertson

For more information about Cliburn in the Classroom, please contact Susan Robertson at srobertson@cliburn.org or call 817.738.6536.

DOWNLOAD 2017–2018 STUDY GUIDES

Click the program name below to download its study guide.

Musical Opposites
Playing with Numbers
What Makes a Piano a Piano

2017–2018 HOSTS & PIANISTS

THANK YOU TO OUR YOUTH EDUCATION SPONSORS

Anonymous
Arts Council of Fort Worth
BBVA Compass Foundation
Big Thought
Black Mountain Oil & Gas
Elizabeth L. and Russell F. Hallberg Foundation
Fash Foundation
Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Michael S. Hyatt
Melissa and Scot Hollmann
James Avery Craftsman, Inc.
Lowe Foundation
Paul E. Andrews, Jr. Foundation
R4 Foundation
Rotary Club of Fort Worth
Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Music Office
Union Pacific Foundation
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