Trinity has many performing arts opportunities across many disciplines. Students are invited to participate no matter their level of experience. Information about the groups follows.

Theater and Dance

Stage Productions
THDN-309. (.5 credit)

Spring Theater: And If You Lose Your Way, or A Food OdysseyStudents perform in The Lincoln Vaudeville

THDN-309, Credit 0.5

“And If You Lose Your Way” is an interactive and engaging ensemble show that follows the re-imagined telling of the Odyssey through the lens of food. The show is all about how story and performance build community, connection, tradition, and more.

Be ready to innovate. To break some rules and to create some too. Whether you are a self-certified artiste, thespian, orator, musician, comedian, foodie, or pandemic survivalist…you will have a blast working on this show with Director Terrell Sledge and Music Director Kevin Scott.

AUDITIONS: Auditions will be held via self-tape submissions. Submissions are due Saturday, January 29 by 12:00 p.m. and should be emailed to AndIfYouLoseYourWayTC22@gmail.com with “Student Name – Spring Audition Submission” in the subject line.

What to include:

  1. 36 bars (~90 seconds) of a song of your choice that showcases your voice. This can be sung a capella of with a track/accompaniment.
  2. A short pandemic food story/experience/idea that you would like to share (~60 seconds). Let your personality be the focus, and feel free to bring who you are to it. There are no bad ideas; share what excites you.
  3. 1 – 2 minute prepared monologue. (Contemporary monologues encouraged.) Have fun, be creative, be brave, tell the story that resonates most for you in the piece.
  4. A brief comment or demonstration of any instruments that you play or might be comfortable with.
  5. Be sure to include your name, year, and major at the beginning or end of your self-tape.

Callbacks will be held via Zoom on February 4 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

What to prepare:

  • Items 1 and 3 from your self-tape, incorporating any performance notes (if provided).
  • Your availability and any potential conflicts that you would like us to be aware of.

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin the week of February 7.

PERFORMANCES: Thursday – Saturday, April 7 – 9 at 7:30 p.m.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please email Professor Terrell Sledge at Terrell.Sledge@trincoll.edu

 

Spring Dance: On-Site

Anna Chin ’22 in Parade, Fall Dance 2018. Photo by John Atashian

No formal auditions are being held for On-Site. Student in the show participated in Dance Performance Studio, a J-Term 2022 class.

PERFORMANCES: Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12, 2022.

CONTACT: Please direct any questions to Professor Rebecca Pappas at Rebecca.Pappas@trincoll.edu​.

 

 

 

 

Music Groups

The Chapel Singers

The Chapel Singers is Trinity’s oldest student organization, founded in 1825. A mixed voice choir of about two dozen members, the group’s repertoire ranges in style from medieval plainchant to modern works of the 21st century. The choir sings at Chapel services and major college occasions, performs concerts, and occasionally makes recordings and travels on tour. No religious affiliation or practice is necessary, and members come from a variety of backgrounds. Though there is no prerequisite, some basic experience reading music is strongly encouraged (about the equivalent of MUSC-101). Chapel Singers are paid as hourly student employees, and this job is eligible for work-study.

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • One 45-minute sectional rehearsal, schedule TBD.
  • Most Sundays during the semester, 11:30 a.m. rehearsal and 12:30 p.m. Chapel service.

AUDITIONS: Auditions will be held at the Chapel at the following dates/times:

  • Friday, September 3, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 5, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 7, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Please click HERE to book an audition time.  Please be in touch with Christopher Houlihan if none of these times are possible.

LISTEN: Recordings of The Chapel Singers are available here.

CONTACT: Feel free to reach out for more information. We are looking forward to hearing you sing! Christopher Houlihan, Director of Chapel Music and College Organist: christopher.houlihan@trincoll.edu; Tucker O’Brien ’21, President: tucker.obrien@trincoll.edu

 

The Trinity College Gospel Choir (TCGC)

Trinity College Gospel Choir performing.The Trinity College Gospel Choir (TCGC), a student organization now in its 26th season, brings the vital tradition of gospel music to the Trinity community. Members of the Gospel Choir enhance the group’s music program through elements of dance, spoken word, and prayer from the traditional African American churches.

TCGC also builds community and promotes social change on campus. Seasonal concerts, offered once each semester, are the core of the program.

NO AUDITION REQUIRED: Come to the first TCGC meeting of the semester. No previous musical experience is necessary.

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

CONTACT: Anthony Williams (anthony.williams@trincoll.edu) and John Hayes (john.p.hayes@trincoll.edu), Ministers of Music; or Deion Kelly ’23, (deion.kelly@trincoll.edu) President.

 

Instrumental Ensembles
MUSC-105. (.5 credit)

The Trinity College Instrumental Ensembles Program is a half-credit course that supports the study and performance of music from five centuries of chamber music repertoire. Each semester, groups are formed and assigned a professional musical coach and repertoire to study and prepare for performance. The goal of the program is to provide the students with an opportunity to survey the vast literature of chamber music, and to receive training in ensemble playing skills.

AUDITIONS: Auditions are required.  Email Nancy Curran for questions and to arrange a remote audition.  Auditions are about 15 minutes and include scales, sight reading, and prepared piece.

CONTACT: Nancy Curran, Coordinator at nancy.curran@trincoll.edu.

 

Jazz Ensemble
MUSC-109. (.5 credit)

Group photo of jazz ensemble.

Jazz is America’s own art form! The Jazz Ensemble studies and performs the compositions of Ellington, Monk, Coltrane, Hancock, and others, as well as original works by Professor Allen and the group members. Styles span the gamut of jazz history, from traditional swing to bebop to all sorts of jazz fusions. We will work hard on improving individually and as a group, with a focus on creative improvising, group interplay, and solid grooves.

AUDITIONS: Auditions will be held during the first class time. The first class meets on Thursday, September 9 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. in the Music Hall (AAC, Room 102.  Located downstairs.).

MEETING TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Austin Arts Center, Room 102.

CONTACT: Jen Allen, Director at jennifer.allen@trincoll.edu