The Musical Arts
Who Created Music?
God created music because God created all things (Colossians 1:16).
What is the chief purpose of music?
The chief purpose of music is to glorify God and to worship Him forever (Revelation 4:8-11).
Why do we sing and play instruments to the Lord?
The Bible tells us to praise the Lord through the playing of instruments and singing (Psalm 150).
What benefits do believers receive from music?
The benefits believers receive from music are knowledge of scripture, encouragement, strength and joy (Psalm 63:7, Colossians 3:16, Acts 16:25).
Music at Oak Hill
God is our creator — just as we have been created in His image and likeness, (Genesis 1:26, 5:1) we are called to create. At Oak Hill, we believe that we are called to worship God, in part, through music. This involves playing instruments, singing and creating music through composition and improvisation. In our sub-creator music class we offer a wide range of exposure to the great composers, singing and performing as a chorus, playing instruments, learning music theory, ear training and composition. Students of all grades receive a strong musical education — based on Biblical principles — growing their appreciation and love of music, and instilling the practice of worship in their daily routine.
The Body + Physical Education
Students at Oak Hill also receive physical education and health instruction, taught by Laura Mattison. Laura graduated from Berry College in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science where she was also a four-year member of the women’s basketball team. She holds a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning from Armstrong State University. Laura has worked in the fitness industry since 2011 as a strength coach, group fitness trainer, and youth fitness coach. Laura joined the staff at Oak Hill in 2017, bringing her knowledge of human movement and fitness to the physical education program. She believes physical literacy is an integral part of a holistic education.
The goal of our classical and Christian approach to physical education is for students to gain an understanding of how the body is designed to move and work and how we as Christians should strive to glorify God with our bodies. Physical health is integral to spiritual health (3 John 1:2) and that belief drives our efforts in our sub-creator class “The Body.”
Trivium-based learning is applied to movement concepts, ranging from foundational human movement patterns to elements of physical literacy, as well as skills required for fitness, sports, recreation, and a life in good health.
The Body class also covers basic anatomy & physiology, nutrition, and how we should view our bodies in light of Scripture, for “in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).
The Body class seeks to cultivate wisdom for how to steward our bodies well, joy in movement, and love for our Creator.