Aesthetics in Music (for high schoolers)

Aesthetics in Music (for high schoolers)

Regular price $710.00

Class Description:  This course is designed for 9th-12th grade students who want to develop a deeper understanding of artistic quality with a focus on Western music. This course will center on musical genres – orchestral, choral, chamber, operatic, and solo literature – with an emphasis on composer style, timeless quality, and Christian aesthetics. The goal of this course is to equip students to listen critically to both old and new music, to understand and knowledgeably discuss what qualities in music are reflective of God’s character, and therefore recognize what music is worthy of our admiration regardless of our personal taste.


Credits: 1 (Elective); Non-honors

Prerequisite: intended grades 9 through 12

Mtg. Days:  Tuesdays & Thursdays (2 days each week)

    Required Materials: (subject to change before the summer)

    • Art and the Bible, by Francis Schaeffer
    • A Taste for the Classics, by Patrick Kavanaugh
    • The Vintage Guide to Classical Music: An Indispensable Guide for Understanding and Enjoying Classical Music, by Jan Swafford
    • What to Listen for in Music, by Aaron Copland
    • Access to online music purchasing/downloading, such as Amazon Music, Spotify, etc.


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