Music

Trinity offers a rich and varied music programme.
Music allows students to practice at their skill, share their skill with others through
concerts and performances, and learn discipline along the way.

Overview Of The School’s Music Programme

The activities of Trinity’s Music Department, at Preparatory, Junior Middle and Senior School levels, are vigorous and exciting, offering a diverse range of opportunities from work in the classroom, through group and individual instrumental tuition, to co-curricular activities for larger groups.

A large number of performing groups rehearse within the Music Department each week. Some of these groups rehearse throughout the year while others meet for defined “rehearsal seasons.” The Trinity Grammar School Music Groups include:

Band:

  • Symphonic Wind Band/Marching Band/Drum Corps
  • Big Band
  • Concert Band
  • Intermediate Concert Band
  • Junior School Concert Band
  • Preparatory Concert Band

Small Ensembles:

  • Academy Chamber Orchestra
  • Academy Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Music (Strings)
  • Chamber Music (Mixed Ensembles)
  • Contemporary Ensemble
  • Senior Percussion Ensemble
  • Senior Guitar Ensemble
  • Junior School Jazz Ensemble – Prestissimo
  • Intermediate Jazz Ensemble
  • Junior School Percussion Ensemble
  • Junior School Guitar Ensemble
  • Junior School Rock Band
  • The Preparatory School Chamber Ensemble
  • Piano Repertoire/Accompaniment Class

Choral:

  • Trinity Choir
  • Schola Cantorum
  • Junior School Choir
  • Trinity Singers – Preparatory School
  • Primary School Choir – Preparatory School

Orchestral:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Trinity Sinfonietta
  • Intermediate Strings
  • Serenata Strings
  • Vivaldi Strings
  • Intermezzo Strings
  • Preparatory Chamber Orchestra
  • Beethoven Strings
  • Mozart Strings
  • Corelli Strings

Trinity Academy of Music

The Trinity Academy of Music was formed in 2007 with a view to providing enhanced musical experiences for boys who show an outstanding degree of ability as instrumentalists or choristers and in whom there is a clear, evident commitment to music. The Academy endeavours to meet the specialised musical needs of each of its students, through a programme of exposure to musical enrichment, including involvement in various music ensembles, master classes and workshops

Auditions

Membership of all Instrumental and Choral groups is subject to an audition. These placement auditions make sure boys are in groups appropriate to their level of ability and are seated at the correct desk within the group. At the audition every boy in every group must play or sing a solo. Instrumentalists for senior groups will also be expected to attempt a sight-reading exercise.

Music News

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Good practice 

Tips on making music sweet at home  How hard should music students be pushed to practise? Are you pushing too hard? Or not hard enough?  With some 600 Trinity students engaged in learning musical instruments, and 470 playing in ensembles, these are among the School’s most frequently asked questions as both parents and students seek [...]

Trinity students nominated for HSC Showcases: Shape, Encore, ArtExpress and OnSTAGE

Throughout the year, many Year 12 students can be found working hard on their HSC major projects – exploring innovation, new ways of expressing ideas and challenging themselves to expand their skills.  For eight Trinity students, this hard work has received significant external recognition. Each year, the NSW Education Standards Authority holds exhibitions to showcase the [...]

Let’s dance

A tale of two composers, and 202 performers  Trinity’s showcase musical extravaganza demands an intense personal and collaborative effort – 272 hours of formal rehearsal time, to be exact, for the combined cast of 202 performers.   This year’s event, themed Let’s Dance and staged again at the world-class City Recital Hall, concentrated two minds in [...]