CLASS A(2nd-5th grades)Mon-Fri. 1:00-3:00pm: Comprised of Music & Geography, Music & Sports, Music & Jazz, Music & Movies, and A Wrap-Up Day
CLASS B(6th-12th grades)Mon-Fri. 9:30-11:30am: Comprised of Music & Geography, Music & Physics, Music & Sports, Music & Jazz, and Music & Movies
VOICE CLASS(8th-Adults)Mon-Fri. 11:30am-1:00pm: Comprised of (Function of the Singing Voice/Vocal Technique/Sightsinging)
Music and Movies
A movie soundtrack is often the most memorable thing about a film. In this class we will examine what makes movie music so compelling. Items for study include scenes from classic movies, soundtrack composers, instruments of the modern orchestra, and musical “themes” in film. At the end of the class, students will use what they learned to compose their own brief movie soundtrack.
Music and Geography
Music is an essential part of all cultures around the world. In this class, we will use music as an introduction to world culture. Areas to be studied include India, Europe, West Africa, and China. Students will discover things that make us different and also things that link us all together.
Music and Jazz
Jazz is the quintessential American music. In this class, students will learn about the origins of jazz and it’s progression to modern jazz. We will study jazz giants like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis.
Music and Sports
Modern sporting events in America are made all the more exciting by the use of marching bands, organs, and recorded music. This pairing was inspired by the usage of music in war in ancient times. We will discuss how music was used to intimidate in battles of history as well as in our modern battles on the football field or basketball court.
Music and Physics
Why do different instruments sound so different even if playing the same note? Why are there twelve tones in the chromatic scale? Why do mothers instinctively sing to crying infants? The answers to these and other similar questions are addressed in this EnrichmentSeries! class.