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Music for the Movies

Julia Goodwin, Instructor
age 14 and older

Each 6-week course spotlights a specific topic in the world of movie music.


Session 2: The Fabulous Fifties!

6 Tuesdays, December 7, 2021-January 25, 2022
7:15-8:45 pm

NOTE: This winter class will be offered virtually.

From spectacular Biblical epics to brooding urban Film Noir and the wide open spaces of the great American Western, the 1950s had it all. Competition from the small screen stimulated movie producers to outdo themselves and one another to present the biggest, most lavish, intense and entertaining films replete with hit songs, the splendor of Cinemascope and Panavision, and sumptuous, atmospheric musical scores. In this course, we'll investigate how composers rose to the challenge to give us some of the most stirring and memorable movie music of all time.



Session 3: Music of Other Worlds: Sci-Fi Movie Music

6 Tuesdays, March 1-April 5, 2022
7:15-8:45 pm

Sci-fi films are as old as the movies. From Meliere's Man in the Moon to today's Avatar, sci-fi films have expressed aspirations and fears, utopian and dystopian visions of our world and those we can only imagine ultimately giving us insight into ourselves and the times in which the movies were made. In this course, we will analyze some of the great sci-fi movies, especially those produced by Hollywood, weighing the special contribution the musical score brings to the creation of other worlds, other beings, and visions of the future. 



FEE: $20 registration fee. $153 tuition*, $112.50 if enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein. (Fees as of Fall 2021)


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NOTE: All lessons, classes, and rehearsals will be conducted in-person - unless noted otherwise - and will be subject to Hochstein’s safety plan. Please review our current procedures before entering our building.