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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 Trinitones

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. 


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.


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.

A Commitment to Character

As we prepare young men for the world beyond Trinity-Pawling, we seek to convey this fundamental lesson: Character is the single most influential force to propel us forward - whether academically, physically, socially, or spiritually.

Trinity-Pawling has so much to offer!

Check out everything you can do and be in the pages on our site.  And if you'd like to contact us, we'd be happy to hear from you.  You can reach the admission office at 845-855-4825 or by email at

Not Just In the Classroom

What makes Trinity-Pawling unique? The Effort System is at the heart of everything we do.

The Pride

At Trinity-Pawling, every boy is a three-season athlete.  Whether he is learning the basics or has been excelling for years, he is part of the School's century-old athletic tradition.  T-P competes in the Founders' League, a highly competitive arena showcasing some of the nation's best prep school talent. T-P offers 13 interscholastic sports with 30 teams.

We're Seriously Creative

The Arts are an integral part of every Trinity-Pawling student's education. Whether they wish to develop existing talents or experiment with an entirely new form of expression, each student will have at least one year of music, theater, visual art or art history.


As a parent or guardian of a Trinity-Pawling student, you are a welcome member of the community. Your involvement through event attendance, participation in the Parents' Association, or simply staying connected is appreciated.

This could be you!

Over 100 years ago, Frederick Luther Gamage, Trinity-Pawling's Founding Headmaster, said, "Whether a boy succeeds or fails in the first instance at everything he tries is irrelevant.  The only boy who truly fails is the boy who fails to try."  Today, a century later, 315 boys live learn and grow together in an environment that fosters commitment, effort and character across the board.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

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