Frost School of Music Research


Dr. Joy Galliford
Experience the Music (U-Move):
Experience the Music is an easily understood approach to child wellness that is delivered by preschool teachers, providing opportunities for optimal brain development in the early stages of a child’s life. This research-based innovative musical offering, developed by Frost School professors Joyce Jordan and Joy Galliford, is a literacy-based music curriculum for all children birth through six years of age. The program incorporates exciting music activities that engage children in singing, focused listening, movement and the playing of rhythm instruments. Through Experience the Music, music becomes a regular part of each child’s life. Children are tested at the beginning and end of the program to determine the growth in their motor, thinking, language, emotional-social, and self-help skills. Dr. Galliford’s Website