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Music in Movies

from Cleveland Institute of Music

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Music in Movies takes a look at the movies, with an ear towards learning how music helps to tell a story and heighten the emotional impact of movie scenes. A variety of musical and video examples will be used as we explore what underscores some of our favorite films.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $180.00
By Request: $180.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

This session is offered on demand

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

CIM does not allow the video or audio recording of our distance learning presentations.
Registration for distance learning programs must occur at least four weeks prior to the program date.
Upon confirmation of registration, payment of fees will be considered due, and distance learning clients will be invoiced for all applicable fees. Fees paid to CIM for distance learning programs are non-refundable, except in the case of school closings and other emergencies.
Requests for schedule changes made 10 or more days prior to the program date will be considered but not guaranteed.
Requests for schedule changes made less than 10 days prior to the program date will not be considered
Payments are due regardless of any schedule changes or cancellations.
Please note that all times are Eastern Standard Time.

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Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH
United States

The Cleveland Institute of Music is a leading international conservatory that is distinguished by an exceptional degree of collaboration between students and teachers. This same stimulating environment extends to the Institute's community education programs, which help people of all ages realize their full musical potential.

CIM offers many exciting distance learning programs for Pre-K through high school. These programs are informative, fun and highly interactive. In addition to a full array of programs and courses in music, CIM offers a series of interdisciplinary programs that address academic content standards in science, math, language arts, and history. These programs are designed to enliven and reinforce the academic core curriculum

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Program Details


1. Example: Movies without music
2. Discussion: Ways that music is used in movies
3. Discussion: Describing film music with words
4. Discussion: How do a composer and director create the score?
5. Discussion and Examples: Spotting sessions and hit lists
6. Example: Changing the music can change the scene


Students will become aware of how music functions in films.
Students will become aware of some of the processes that go into film making.
Students will use words to identify the mood of the music.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

State Standards

Historical, Cultural and Social Context
Grade 4
4. Identify, listen and respond to music of different composers.
5. Recognize and describe ways that music serves as an expression in regional cultures.
Grade 5
4. Identify, listen and respond to music of different composers.
6. Describe conditions under which music is created and performed in various cultures.

Analyzing and Responding
Grade 4
2. Identify how elements of music communicate ideas or moods.

Valuing Music/Aesthetic Reflection
Grade 4
1. Participate in developmentally appropriate music activities.
3. Attend live music performances and demonstrate audience behavior appropriate for the context and style of music performed.
5. Demonstrate how music communicates meaning of text, feelings and moods or images.
Grade 5
1. Describe audience etiquette associated with various music performances and settings.
2. Identify and discuss aesthetic qualities in their performances and in the performances of others.
3. Demonstrate how music communicates meaning through text, feelings, moods or images.
4. Identify elements of music that contribute to aesthetic qualities in a specific music work.

Connections, Relationships and Applications
Grade 4
5. Describe roles of musicians in various music settings.
Grade 5
6. Identify the specific skills needed to be a musician.