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Star Wars and the Music of John Williams

A long time ago on a piano far, far away… John Williams created some of the most memorable film music ever written. Explore the music from all nine Star Wars films and learn to recognize the themes for the different characters, become familiar with the instruments heard in the symphony orchestra, develop active listening skills, and examine how music contributes to the overall movie-watching experience.

June 28-July 1, 2021 – Online Class

10:00am – 12:00pm

Appropriate for ages 12 and older

Class Overview

  • John Williams biography and his musical influences
  • Examine the musical themes from all nine films
  • Learn about the different instruments in the symphony orchestra
  • Answer the question: How does film music work?
  • Contests and discussions
  • Participant presentations and opportunities to play your instrument

Technology Requirements

The class is delivered over Zoom – a laptop or desktop computer with an internet connection that can deliver high-quality audio/video is recommended.

For more information contact:
Dr. Paul Cortese –