At the heart of ASTRO ARTS is music. Music is the foundation for the inspiration that drives our team to fulfill our mission. Music is used as a tool for self expression and positive thinking throughout all the programs we offer. Our arts department currently offers classes in music, film, martial arts, dance, and painting. We are always looking for new ways to encourage self expression for our students through various art forms; so, please post in our ARTS Suggestions blog below with ideas and new ways to create.
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents. -Ludwig van Beethoven
ASTROCURRICULAR music clubs/classes are free to students enrolled in participating school districts. These clubs/classes introduce students to the equipment used by professionals to make music. Basic music theory is applied to a lesson plan that centers around the technology used by musicians, DJ’s, MC’s, producers, and sound engineers in both live performances and studio recordings. Expanded Learning Opportunities in music are credit bearing courses high school students can earn both during and after school. Through a partnership with AVID Technology Inc., Rhode Island College, and the Rhode Island Department of Education, we now offer Pro Tools Certifications and College credits.
Film making is a miracle of collaboration. -James McAvoy
ASTRO video clubs introduce students to the equipment used by professionals to make films. Clubs offer students the resources to create professional quality short films in a collaborative learning environment. Expanded Learning Opportunities in video production are credit bearing courses high school students can earn both during and after school. Through a partnership with AVID Technology Inc., we now offer Pro Tools Certifications.