Film composer Christophe Beck visited Providencia Elementary last week, talking with the school’s 400 students and performing the popular theme from his instrumental score for the Disney hit movie Frozen.
Beck showed clips from Frozen to explain to the children how a musical score brings life to a character, a scene or mood. He shared with the students that Elsa is his favorite character.
An Advisory Board member of Education Through Music – Los Angeles (ETM-LA), Beck has scored movies including Disney’s Frozen and The Muppets Movie, along with The Hangover.
“Music is a powerful force that brings our communities together,” said Beck, who has been a long-time advocate for music as a part of a child’s education.
“The entire Providencia community is so grateful to Christophe Beck for taking the time to share his expertise and to Education Through Music-LA for bringing this wonderful comprehensive music program to our school,” commented Providencia Principal Jennifer Culbertson.
Providencia Elementary gathered the most votes in an online voting contest held by ETM-LA, winning a visit by the well-known composer.
Executive Director of ETM-LA, Victoria Lanier shared, “We are grateful to Chris for championing our mission.”
All 400 students at Providencia receive weekly music classes, including instruction in violin and cello for all fourth- and fifth-graders, a result of the school’s partnership with Education Through Music-Los Angeles, Burbank Unified School District (BUSD) and VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
ETM-LA is a nonprofit organization that builds and sustains music programs for over 6000 children at elementary and middle schools throughout Los Angeles, including two elementary schools in Burbank.