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.