Artists in Schools Directory


Chuck White

Artist's Narrative

Chuck White Chuck White has been involved in the Artists-in-Schools Program for more than sixteen years, bringing children a variety of musical experiences through participatory folk music. Prior to joining Artists-in-Schools, White performed in Columbus, suburban and county school systems for 27 years. Known for his work in television, and particularly for his tenure as co-writer/producer and puppeteer for the longest running local children's television program in the history of the industry, the former "Luci's Toyshop," White also collaborated with Warner Brothers composer, John Tatgenhorst, in writing numerous compositions for children which were performed by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra during its Young People's Concerts. He served as host of these concerts for eight years. The Sacramento Symphony Orchestra has also performed one of the White/Tatgenhorst compositions. Chuck White is known for his ability to captivate young audiences to the point of "holding them in the palm of his hand," an expression of an art form that communicates directly with children so they feel as one with his music. He has won the praise and respect of educators, parents, and fellow artists for his sensitivity in working with elementary school children effectively.


Upon request.
This artist is based in Columbus. Travel charges may apply for schools outside of the area.

Programs Available

Folk Songs for Children (Grade levels K-5)
The artist, accompanied by an acoustic guitar, offers excitement and originality to expand the scope of a child's musical experience through participatory folk music. His performance is designed specifically for elementary school children (K-5) with their thoughts, attention span, grasp, and feelings in mind. The program involves a wide range of music from different countries including America, France, Canada and Africa and is comprised of traditional and non-traditional folk tunes that appeal to young and old. The audience is an integral part of the performance as the children take a musical tour of the world and learn how songs that have been passed on from generation to generation can affect the way we feel.
Activity Options:
Folk Songs for Children
  • Duration: 30-45 min.
  • Fees: $130
    Mileage is $.39 per mile outside of Franklin County
  • Requirements: P.A. system with stand mike. (Cannot perform with lavaliere, hand or podium mike).