How do you get people to learn to appreciate and enjoy really great symphonic, classical, and jazz music?
First of all, you have to expose them to it, preferably at a young age.
The Columbus State University Schwob School of Music is playing a major role in doing that in our area. A prime example is the free concert for children held at the National Infantry Museum Sunday afternoon. The children and their parents and grandparents got to hear some extraordinary piano, cello, vocal and jazz combo performances by CSU faculty and student musicians, including some very young ones. Schwob offers courses to young children as well as college students. The concert selections were all done in an entertaining way that young children could enjoy, introduced by a female student in a “Pianosaurus” costume. Judging by the reaction of the children in the audience, it worked. They loved it.
There will be many more free concerts for children of all ages by these extraordinarily talented Schwob students. The school’s website tells you where and when. Just click on this link.