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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 seminal works of Bach through 20th century Jazz. Classical education is the ideal environment to nurture young apprentices in the art of listening and, ultimately, to become creators of new material to glorify God. In this seminar we will explore creative and practical ways to train students to discern artistry and become lovers and advocate of great music and the fine arts.