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Cultivating Aural Hygiene

In recent years, a lot of attention has been given to the ways in which communications technologies have nurtured a spirit of distraction that affects reading and reasoning habits. Ken Myers will examine how technologies similarly disable our ability to listen well, and how we can fight back, individually and corporately.

Training the Affections: Inviting Students to Love Great Music

As modern American culture trends towards shorter (and flashier) media presentations, our society – including the church – is at risk of loosing the common language of the great works in music and fine arts. Our children are increasingly less familiar with the beauty of music and lack the attention skills and knowledge to understand […]

The Quadrivium

The four liberal arts of the Quadrivium- arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy – have been central to the Western vision of education since the time of Plato and Aristotle. They actually provide the tools of learning for many other areas of study and historically undergirded the birth of modern science. This seminar will explore how […]

The Beauty of Teaching Music Classically

Ms. Love explains how to encourage all ages of students to hear, understand, and personalize great works. She outlines how to provide the necessary historic, scientific, and thematic context before listening to a piece. Ms. Love demonstrates how to use a variety of methods to understand music including audio/visual pattern recognition and “The Art of […]