Feel the rhythm.
Our choral and instrumental classes, which are the heart of the music curriculum. Whatever your experience, you'll develop new skills, learn new instruments, and hone your musical voice. You can expand your musical vocabulary in AP Music Theory. Try out for the Trinitones to perform a cappella on and off campus. Or form a band with some friends and join in the annual Trinity-Pawling Rock Concert.
The audition-based Trinitones represent the long standing tradition of musical excellence at Trinity-Pawling School. Founded by former director, Paul Nelson, this group has performed at such prestigious venues as the United Nations and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.
THE TRINITY-PAWLING SINGERS
This ensemble, consisting of approximately 40 voices, is composed mostly of upperclassmen. Students perform a variety of repertoire ranging from Renaissance to contemporary, often performing large-scale works with orchestral accompaniment. The Trinity-Pawling Singers regularly collaborates with other schools, performing standard mixed repertoire.
The goal of this group is to use music from all genres and eras to train independent, free-thinking musicians. Music literacy and voice techniques are taught in the classroom, then reinforced and assessed in small-group settings on a bi-weekly basis. Additionally, students are asked to do brief in-class writing assignments based on significant musical compositions.
Students are expected to work diligently and practice regularly, fostering the improvement of individual musicianship as well as a polished, cohesive choral ensemble.
THE GLEE CLUB
The namesake of the original choral ensemble at Trinity-Pawling is primarily composed of newcomers to the choral program. While singing in The Glee Club, students learn the fundamentals of good singing and music literacy – skills that will be valuable through all walks of life. The group meets weekly, with the opportunity for small-group voice lessons.
This group may be the most fun of any group on campus. They have a great sense of humor combined with a strong work ethic. The 18 piece jazz band meets as a club twice a week and presents three concerts a year. The group is open to any instrument. Repertoire includes mostly big band jazz standards.
The String Ensemble meets as a club several times a week. Usually made up of eight or so members, they perform at various school functions and community events. They perform mostly classical string literature.