Backed by Opera Columbus, with additional support from CAPA and the Columbus Symphony, 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 Opera Columbus, Columbus Symphony, or CAPA. Selections may reflect upcoming performances of those organizations or works incorporated into their own youth music education programs. For information about how to bring this program to your school, email firstname.lastname@example.org.