Backed by the Columbus Symphony, with additional support from CAPA and Opera Columbus, students listen to four minutes of recorded classical music and relaxation prompts at the start of each school day during morning announcements. Part music appreciation and part stress-reduction techniques, the program offers insight on the composers and music history while taking a moment to calm students’ minds and prepare them to learn.
Each week begins with a new classical music composition carefully selected by the Columbus Symphony, CAPA, or Opera Columbus. Selections may reflect upcoming performances of those organizations or works incorporated into their own youth music education programs.
IN THE NEWS
PBS NewsHour: Can listening to classical music help kids keep calm?
The Columbus Dispatch: Classical music provides meditation moment for kids at Pickerington Elementary
For more information on Mindful Music Moments, please click here.