Austin Trinity

An independent K-8 Episcopal day school five miles from the heart of Austin

Music

Discovering Talents. Developing Passions.

Music is an important part of life at Trinity.  Whether our students are performing or listening appreciatively, everyone experiences music as a regular part of school life.

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In music classes, students are exposed to a wide variety of world instruments and musical ideas.

Building upon childrens' natural gift for curiosity and discovery, students at Trinity are encouraged to understand "why" and "how" things work by performing hands-on tasks such as creating their own instruments.
At Trinity, we believe that imagination propels learning. With electives such as Rock Band, students have the opportunity to experience the dream of playing in a rock band under the bright lights.

Guitar classes give students the skills to harness their natural creativity and fully explore the art of musical composition.

Middle school students learn to improvise and follow the exciting beat of creative exploration with Drumline.

At Trinity, classrooms are fun, dynamic, and exciting!

Trinity's state-of-the-art classrooms, moderate class sizes, and carefully designed curricula offer each child a rich and engaging learning environment.

Students' love for music enriches the entire Trinity community through performances in chapel, on stage, and across campus.


At Trinity, students are encouraged to follow their own inner melody with musical options ranging from Strings to Rock Band.

Trinity's music curriculum for young children gives them the building blocks to explore music independently. Over the Lower School years (K-4), our students learn to read and notate music and have multiple opportunities to sing, move, and play instruments. Our annual Christmas Pageant and Spring grade-level musicals – often tied to the Social Studies curriculum – are greatly anticipated events that give all students experience in performing music for an audience of students, family, and invited guests.

The Middle School years (5-8), are especially critical in students' musical development. In 5th and 6th grade, our students learn to sight-read music and perform in two- and three-part harmony.  The curriculum also includes a study of Western classical music history and the development of blues and jazz.  In 7th and 8th grade, students may choose to take advanced choir and instrumental classes. All students participate in the Lessons & Carols service at Christmastime, and there are many opportunities for solo or small-group performance in chapel services, athletic events, and other community events. 

Program at a Glance

  • vocal exploration & music reading
  • dynamics, tempo, diction, countenance, and phrasing
  • rhythm & Orff instruments
  • extensive music history & word music studies
  • strings, guitar, & handbells programs
  • middle school rock band, drumline, & choir
  • music composition 
  • extensive performance opportunities


Susan Murray
Lower School Music Teacher

 


Rebecca Dittmar
Lower School Music Teacher

 

Russ King
Middle School Music Teacher

 







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