The Fine and Performing Arts
Art, drama and music have a prominent place in the curriculum at StoneBridge. To be truly educated, a student must be exposed to fine art, learn about masterpieces and art appreciation, and also become acquainted with classical music and the performing arts.
Beauty is a moral teacher. God fashioned us this way! Unless we intentionally nurture young hearts and minds with beauty and truth, we accept for them the standards and values of our current pop culture - the daily barrage of the crass, the vulgar, the desperate! The purposes of the fine arts are to cultivate our aesthetic tastes and to help us see, feel, and appreciate the poetic joy of discovering beauty wherever it may be found.
Its lilting voice embarks from silvered hall
And dances through the air on heaven's wings.
Our hearts break forth and answer to the call
That's whispered through the melody it sings.
As ripples on a gentle moving lake
And laughter echoing from spirits gay
Its carol whistles melodies that take
To flight and sing the song that spirits say.
However, hidden is life's glistening strain
In this image of intricate design
Without one to release its bound refrain
Unleashing all the beauty in its line.
Both instrument and man must be as one
If music beautiful should 'ere be done.