Music at the Movies is a full-year course that will challenge and inspire your students to think deeply about their faith, apologetics, and the power of music. This is a robust and fascinating humanities course, designed by professional musician Melissa Grande.
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 selections from popular movies – from “The Sound of Music” to “Star Wars.”
In Music at the Movies, 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. You are not going to want to miss the fun, fast-paced class that explores the importance of sound in our lives,
Music at the Movies would pair perfectly with Voice and Songwriting for those interested in possible future work in the music industry. This is also an excellent course for young Christians as they embrace the responsibility and exciting role of defender of their Christian faith.
The arts should not hold a peripheral place in the Christian life. While our souls are saved, so too are our minds and bodies. The arts have value in themselves, and not just as a vehicle for evangelism. Indeed, as Swiss artist Paul Robert has illustrated, the arts will make their entry into heaven. ~Francis Schaeffer
Middle school or Junior High Students who want to be challenged may also join this high school level class.