Course: Middle School Choir (Boys and Girls)
Grade Level:
 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 10:40 – 12:10pm
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $42 per month + $40 application fee
Music: All music will be bought by the teacher and provided for students at no additional charge
Description: Middle School Choir provides an opportunity for Middle School Students to participate in a choir. This format is excellent for the developing young voices at an important time of vocal development, as we often offer group voice lessons during class periods. Our performances and classes are educational, unifying and fun. Students improve musical and vocal skills (becoming comfortable and secure in part singing), while cultivating close friendships among their fellow singers. No prior musical experience is required. Girls of middle school age have the option to also enroll in ladies ensemble (Wednesdays at 2:15). We will study music history and appreciation through class work, games, and listening CDs. Music theory, sight-singing, and rhythm drills will be regular components of the class. “Music classes offer many benefits which make them very indispensable. Performance programs enhance a student’s sense of self-esteem as well as their social skills. Students become a part of a positive group and organization. Not only do students profit socially from music programs, but they also gain academically.” (Resource: The College Board)

Course: Middle Grades Art
Grade Level: 5-7*
Day/Time: Monday 10:25 – 11:40am OR 2:55 – 4:10pm
Instructor: Emily Ann Simpson
Cost: $48 per month + $40 application fee
Books: Child’s Introduction to Art: The World’s Greatest Paintings and Sculptures, by Heather Alexander, ISBN# 978-1579129569; A Line is a Dot that went for a Walk: An Inspirational Drawing Book, by Sterling Children’s Books, ISBN# 978-1454920830. Order NEW on-line at Amazon or other book websites.
Description: This course will be an exciting hands-on journey through Art History!  We will work through the major art movements of the Western World, as well as important artwork in Africa, Asia and beyond. We will begin our studies at the tail end of the Renaissance and carry on our journey through movements such as Impressionism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Minimalism. We will also venture into Japanese art and African art. We will study specific artists and their techniques.  Homework and projects will give each student a chance to explore, more thoroughly, what we have touched on in class as well as sometimes preparing students for what is coming up in class. Homework will be given weekly. We will use all sorts of media, from drawing and painting to print-making and sculpture!  This fun survey course will guide your student through art history, while giving your child the perspective that our Creator is evident in what man creates through time and around the world.  Students will also learn how to use their creative abilities as a platform to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others! Of note, a 2-year rotation of books is incorporated, so your child can take the class 2 years in a row without repeating information, homework, etc.
*If your child is in 8th grade, please refer to our High School Art class.

Course: Elementary and Middle School Drama
Grade Level:
 5-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05pm (this class is full; we have a waiting list)
Instructor: Kim Tisdale
Cost: $42 per month + $40 application fee
Book: Script to be announced and provided for students at no additional charge
Description: Journey through the land of imagination to explore theater in a truly sensational way!  This course looks at drama holistically as we help students use their mind, body, emotions and spirit to explore the dramatic arts!  Beginning with our imaginations, we implement fun and creative workshops to develop and build on the fundamentals of theater, such as: scene setting, expression, vocal technique, character analysis and more.  Students will become familiar with the many functions of a working theater and what it takes to make a successful theatrical production as they prepare for and present a play in the spring semester.  Play and specific production dates in April or May 2019 TBA.  Please note that extra rehearsals outside of class time WILL be required, 6-8 sessions early in the spring semester (Jan – March).  Of note, limited spaces (24) are available.

Course: Ladies Ensemble
Grade Level:
 6-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45pm
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $42 per month + $40 application fee
Music: All music will be bought by the teacher and provided for students at no additional charge
Description: Ladies Ensemble provides an opportunity for girls in Middle School and High School to participate in a treble choir. This format is excellent for the developing voices of young women, as we often offer group voice lessons during the class period. Our performances and field trips are educational, unifying and fun. Students improve musical and vocal skills (becoming comfortable and secure in part singing), while cultivating close friendships among their fellow singers. No prior musical experience is required. Girls of high school age have the option to enroll in this class and High School Choir (Tuesdays) and girls of middle school age have the option to enroll in this class and Middle School Choir (Wednesdays at 10:40). We will study music history and appreciation through class work, games, and music listening. Music theory, sight-singing, and rhythm drills will be regular components of the class. “Music classes offer many benefits which make them very indispensable. Performance programs enhance a student’s sense of self-esteem as well as their social skills. Students become a part of a positive group and organization. Not only do students profit socially from music programs, but they also gain academically.” (Resource: The College Board)

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