Some believe that learning and listening to music, particularly classical music, at a young age is tied to success in the future.
In Columbia, there are many efforts to get children interested in classical music: multiple avenues for music education, and even classical music performances in town targeted at kids.
We are talking about how young people in Mid-Missouri are exposed to these influences, and about some of the challenges in reaching them.
Kirk Trevor, Maestro of the Missouri Symphony Society
James Melton, Coordinator of the Fine Arts Department of Columbia Public Schools
Greg Hausman, Director of the Columbia Academy of Music