top of page


Jack Gjaja – Questions for a Poem
Performed by Gwendolyn Brown, contralto

Conversation with Jack
Conversation with Gwendolyn
Educational Materials
Listen: Loosey Goosey Tempo

The composer uses a unique instruction for the tempo, or speed, of this piece: “loosey goosey tempo, wondering and wandering.” When you’re listening, can you hear the loosey goosey tempo? 

Dig Deeper: Personify It!

Personification is when human characteristics are attributed to something that is nonhuman, in this case, a poem. Pick something to personify! Maybe it’s a pet or your favorite piece of clothing.

Create and Make: Write a Poem of Questions

Try your hand at writing a poem that personifies an object. Then add some music!


Activities program

Performance Photo Gallery

Program Sponsors

Amphion Foundation
Tennessee Arts Commission
Metro Arts Nashville
The Alice M. Ditson Fund
Women's Philharmonic Advocacy
bottom of page