"The Christian is one whose imagination should soar beyond the stars."
Dr. Francis Schaeffer
The study of fine arts encourages students to explore unique areas of giftedness, develop these talents, and use them as expressions of worshipping God. The visual arts enable students to develop their creative skills while exploring a variety of mediums. The performing arts encourage personal responsibility, discipline, and leadership development while striving for common group goals.
Cornerstone's 6th-8th graders can participate in Band, Strings, Orchestra, and Mixed Chorus. Students will learn basic music theory and have the opportunity to perform at school, community concerts, and music festivals.
Our 9th-12th graders have a wide variety of fine arts programs from which to choose. Concert Band is open to high schoolers who have had at least one year of experience with instrumental music; Concert Orchestra to those who have had at least two years of experience.
AP Music Theory is a course designed for students who have a desire to pursue a career in music in preparation for the audition process. Students will study the structure of music, harmony, composition, ear training, form, and analysis. At the end of the course, 12th grade students will participate in the Senior Recital.
Foundations of Worship - This year-long study focuses on spiritual growth, elements of worship, its purpose in the life of the church and the believer, and its place within church history. The object of this class is to develop musicianship and leadership skills for leading others in worship.
Worship Arts - This semester course allows students to put into practice the concepts taught in the Foundations of Worship class. Students enrolled in Worship Arts will serve on rotating Chapel teams and will be responsible for leading worship throughout the semester.
Concert Choir/Madrigals - Cornerstone students who participate have the opportunity to perform in the community as well as in-school concerts. Madrigal performances are scheduled each December.
Art - This course provides an in-depth discussion of the elements of art and principle design. Students will be challenged to develop technical methods including drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Journalism - Cornerstone's Journalism course is designed to help students develop their research and writing skills as they pertain to the news reporting process. Students will be exposed to different types of media and will particpate in broadcast and publishing experiences. Students who have completed at least one year of journalism may serve as editors of the school newspaper and yearbook.