The Brummitt-Taylor Classical Music Program is a five-year daily curriculum developed for schools and classroom teachers who want students to be able to recognize and understand classical composers and compositions. Through this non-directed approach, students listen to a single composition for the entire week while the teacher relates a little more information each day about the piece and composer. Through repeated listening, students begin to recognize the similarities in composers and compositions, the various musical instruments, basic music vocabulary, and most importantly, accept the music of fine composers as part of their daily curriculum. More than simply “music appreciation,” the Brummitt-Taylor program teaches musical literacy. The program is now in its third year in over 65 preschool and K-8 classrooms throughout Inyo County.
For teachers wanting more information on Inyo County’s Classical Music program, please contact Erin Livingston, School Arts Coordinator at Inyo Council for the Arts: 760- 873-8014, firstname.lastname@example.org.