The Church and Music: Where we're from and where we're going
This course explores the Christian church’s relationship with music throughout the ages. Students will discover how major musical, philosophical and theological movements, and historical events shaped what we think of as music in the western world and how the church interacted with these movements--at various times leading, embracing, and opposing them.
Not just a historical overview, this fully integrated music course aims to teach students of all levels of musical experience how to think and listen like musicians and to give each student the tools they need to think critically and holistically about the church’s relationship with music and musicians.
Instructor: Andrew Blimke
Available as a public access course
This course is a non-credit public access course. Public access non-credit courses are offered at a reduced rate, and you do not need to be a King's student to register.
Andrew Blimke is a recent honors graduate of The King’s University Bachelor of Music program. In addition to the rigorous standard requirements of a Bachelor’s degree at King’s he completed studies in piano pedagogy, choral conducting, communications history, general history, and historiography. He has extensive experience instructing both individuals and groups, having worked his way through university as a private piano teacher, dance instructor, and occasional academic tutor.
Andrew fell in love with music history when he was just a teenager, first taking all of the music history exams the Royal Conservatory of Music offered and then raiding his private piano teacher’s library and the local public library for more books to try to satisfy his interest. The only thing Andrew loves more than studying and thinking deeply about the history of music is finding engaging ways to share music’s profound secrets with others, and he’s truly excited to help Christians discover their own musical history and identity!