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Music Appreciation

In both our Middle School and Upper School music appreciation classes, students discover their creative potential through a variety of musical opportunities.

Our Middle School students explore music through the art forms of musical theater and film. Students learn about how the musical theater world runs. They then take that knowledge and apply it to create their own 10-minute musical. In the second half of this course, students learn how music in film affects the viewer’s emotions and perception of what they see. Students apply that knowledge to remix a movie trailer or scene of their choice.

Our Upper School students have the opportunity to create their own musical compositions. After a brief overview of basic music theory concepts, students use a keyboard and online software to become the next great composer. Through the length of this course, they discover their own musical abilities and find their voice. This course is for any student no matter their musical ability.