Donum Dei Classical Academy implements a rich Fine Arts program to engage students to love the Lord with their souls.
Love the Lord with our hearts and souls. The Triune God is worthy of our worship.
In Donum Dei’s Musical Arts Conservatory, students will develop the skill of singing with their voices, hearts, and souls unto the Lord.
All students from Kindergarten upwards will participate in Donum Dei’s Youth Chorus, using traditional hymns and contemporary worship. The orchestra, as well as student-led worship services, will start in Fall 2023 with the first 9th grade class.
“Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe! Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!”
Psalm 150:2-6, ESV
“Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord all the earth. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy”
Psalm 96:1, 11-12, ESV
Introducing young students to beauty in the visual arts, training them in the ways of the Classical artists, and giving them the skills necessary to appreciate and emulate great artwork is essential to the Classical method. Our youngest students learn to observe art and to appreciate it early on. As they mature, they learn the grammar of art, the history of art and the great artists, and gain extensive practice by imitating various pieces of artwork. After consistent training, students gain the skills necessary to master their artwork in ways that enable them to borrow from the methods of Classical artists to create their own masterpieces.
Rhetoric is the art of winsome, persuasive communication. Donum Dei will use theater as an avenue of Applied Rhetoric whereby Bridge at Donum Dei students will collaborate to create the Donum Dei Christmas Spectacular: The Greatest Gift! Under our theater coordinator, Bridge students will create the stage backdrops, draft the script, and help coordinate roles for younger students.