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Introduction to Art 1: Basic, self-taught
Cost: $25.00

A knowledge of art is necessary to communication in the modern world. This course covers art principles and techniques from the point of view of the Medieval/Renaissance period. An overview of the history of prominent artists of the period is presented with reference to corresponding trends in philosophy and music. An Art Gallery module links students to the works of the masters on line. The student is introduced to and gains facility reproducing basic shapes -- the "alphabet of art." A studio module contains exercises in visual perception, visual-spatial organization, and attention to detail which build confidence and fundamental skills. Concepts of space and perspective are mastered by practice, and will further enable the student to build upon the foundation of these fundamentals in Art II.

  • Stage of Trivium: Grammar
  • Mode of Instruction: Self
  • Suggested Grade Level: 11th grade
  • Required Textbooks: Art History by Barry Stebbings
Introduction to Art 1: Premier
Cost: $230.00

  • Stage of Trivium: Grammar
  • Mode of Instruction: Self & Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 11th grade
  • Required Textbooks: Art History by Barry Stebbings
Introduction to Art 2: Premier
Cost: $230.00

Students practice and apply techniques learned in Art I under the tutelage of a professional artist. Subtleties of technique are explained. Student projects are mailed in weekly for email critique and returned at the end of term. Advanced techniques of color, light, shading, texture, volume and design are mastered. There is an introduction to representation of the human form and emotion.

Music History 1: Basic, self-taught
Cost: $25.00

The Great Composers covers twelve of the greatest composers of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods of music history. Supplemental text covers many others. The unique contributions of each composer are discussed together with the personal influences on their work. The influence of musical style is related to broader philosophical currents and historical trends. The music of each composer will be listened to and analyzed during the class period. Students' answers to essay questions will provide the basis for class discussion.

The logical progression for learning music is to first gain some understanding of the history of music, music terminology and appreciation for the development of musical styles since the Reformation. This course shows how each composer was both a product of and shaper of the history of his era. A biblical interpretation of the composer's life and work is the goal. Examples of the great composers are studied in detail in the context of historical and philosophical influences.

  • Stage of Trivium: Dialectic
  • Mode of Instruction: Self
  • Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade
  • Offered: Self-paced
  • Required Textbooks: The Gift of Music by Smith & Carlson
Music History 1: Premier
Cost: $230.00
  • Stage of Trivium: Dialectic
  • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade
  • Required Textbooks: The Gift of Music by Smith & Carlson Optional
  • Required Textbook: Music Through The Ages by Susan Beisner
Music History 2: Premier
Cost: $230.00

It's hard to fully appreciate music if you know nothing about the history of its development. This colloquium level course offers an overview of western art music history and appreciation from ancient times to the present. Covers the six main musical periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. Students will become familiar with many musical styles and common musical forms such as the symphony and the concerto. They will be introduced to over fifty influential composers and the cultures in which their music was written and performed. The class periods are designed to include large amounts of listening to and analyzing classical repertoire, additional instruction on topics relating to the weekly lesson, and a high level of student interaction.

Music Theory 1: Premier
Cost: $230.00

This introductory level course covers the fundamentals of music theory featuring text fully illustrated with graphics and complemented with quizzes and review questions. The first course offers basic instruction in the foundational elements of music such as notation, intervals, and signs. This is a prerequisite to the second. For students with previous musical training, the final exam of the first course will serve as a placement test into the second.

  • Stage of Trivium: Grammar
  • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
  • Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade
  • Offered: See Schedule under Getting Started tab on the home page
  • The New Worship Musicians Theory Book by Dr. Steve Bowersox
    Music Theory 2: Premier
    Cost: $230.00

    The second music theory course offers more in-depth instruction in advanced principles including keys, chord structure, and harmony as well as some history of the development of music theory. The goal is to equip the student to pick any song in the hymnal and sing it without instrumental accompaniment. The courses are designed to complement each other.

    • Stage of Trivium: Rhetoric
    • Mode of Instruction: Synchronous
    • Suggested Grade Level: 11th grade
    • Offered: See Schedule on Getting Started tab on the home page
    • Required Text: The New Worship Musicians Theory Book by Dr. Steve Bowersox
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