The Noisy Paint Box: Connecting, Responding, Creating, and Performing in an Integrated Way!

Session 2: Grades K–6

In this interactive session, participants will connect, respond, create, and perform various integrated activities based on the children’s book The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mary Grandpre.’ In addition to participating in music based lesson ideas, participants will also learn more about the exclusive interview with the author and illustrator and make integrated connections between music, art, dance, and literature.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will experience an integrated lesson using literature as the anchor subject and integrating with music, and visual arts. Participants will incorporate the principles of integration by identifying potential content area connections.



Brittany May

Brittany May received her Bachelor's Degree and Ph.D in Music Education from the University of Utah, and her Master's Degree in Music Education from Boston University. Dr. May has taught elementary and middle school music in New York and Washington D.C. While working on her Ph.D., Brittany was the Beverly T. Sorenson Endowed Teacher Assistant for Elementary Music Education at the University of Utah and is currently an Assistant professor of Music Education at Brigham Young University.


Terrell A. Young

Terrell A. Young is professor of education, with an emphasis in children’s literature at the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University. Young is a coauthor and editor of a number of books. He previously taught in public elementary schools in Utah and Wyoming, and private elementary schools in Venezuela. Terry has enjoyed serving on numerous award committees, and has authored numerous publications.


Amy Miner

Amy Miner taught elementary school in Jordan School District before going on to receive her Masters degree in children’s literature at BYU and her PhD in curriculum instruction from Utah State University. For over 20 years, Dr. Miner has been an advocate for arts integration. As a current faculty member at Brigham Young University, Dr. Miner’s research and teaching reflects her deep passion for the arts, literacy, and integration.