Music at the Movies


Tuesdays 1:30-2:30

Fall semester, 1/2 credit course

Instructor: Melissa Grande

Required Texts

  • How Should We Then Live?” Francis A. Schaeffer, 1976.
  • How Should We Then Live?” video series on Youtube. Francis Schaeffer official media
  • Access to electronics to view movie clips assigned (links to clips/sound bytes will be provided): The Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Chariots of Fire, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Magnificent Seven (1960), 2001 Space Odyssey (1968), Pink Panter (1963), The Godfather, Halloween (1978), Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T., Star Wars: A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman (1978), Braveheart, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Rocky, Edward Scissorhands, Terminator 2.
  • “Young Professionals Series for Filmmakers” by True North Homeschool Academy

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“Music has charms to soothe a savage beast, to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak” – William Congreve

Music at the Movies will take a look at musical selection from popular movies- from “The Sound of Music” to “Star Wars.”

Students will explore the life of the composers, contributions by the musicians, and the impact of the composition to the movie, culture & Christianity. Students will also participate in hands-on activities, such as developing their own movie score & creating their own virtual music/movie award show. This class is a perfect introduction to the importance of sound in our lives. Taught by professional voice teacher Melissa Grande, you are not going to want to miss the fun, fast-paced class that explores the importance of sound in our lives,

This course would be pair perfectly with an Art Class for a robust humanities experience and full credit of art for high school students or advanced Middle School students.


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