Mr. Holland's Opus Discussion Questions

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'Mr. Holland's Opus' is a 1995 film by director Stephen Herek about a composer who accepts a high school teaching assignment while working on his masterpiece. This asset provides discussion questions about the movie.

Mr. Holland's Opus

Stephen Herek's Mr. Holland's Opus examines the meaning of success as Glenn Holland takes a job as a high school music teacher to earn a living while following his dream of being a great composer. The film follows Holland's personal and professional life over the span of 30 years during which time he suffers setbacks and accomplishes greatness without realizing it. The following questions support classroom discussions about Mr. Holland's Opus.

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