Music Education and Outreach at Trinity is dedicated to promoting lifelong engagement with music through a comprehensive program of educational opportunities, cultural activities, and free access to Trinity's acclaimed performances. Trinity carries out this vision through extensive educational youth programs and partnerships with underserved schools and communities throughout New York City. Through these efforts, Trinity provides free opportunities for all to experience music at the highest level of excellence.
Trinity offers music education and performance opportunities for children, ages 5-18. The program emphasizes the social aspect of making music, brings together collaborative neighborhood partners, and teaches the importance of building bridges within our community. It offers children the opportunity to be part of a serious music program that is:
- Devoted to disciplined music-making
- A community that fosters the formation of character and engaged citizenship
- Ethnically and culturally diverse
Mondays, 5-6pm, starting Sep. 19-Nov. 14 (no class on Sep. 26, Oct. 10, or Oct. 31) | Trinity Commons
Prepare for high school auditions with Music at Trinity. This audition prep course is designed for current 7th and 8th graders who are interested in attending public performing arts high schools in NYC that specialize in voice (e.g., LaGuardia, Special Music School, Talent Unlimited, Frank Sinatra, PPAS, etc.). This weekly workshop will help students to choose the correct repertoire to represent their talents, provide individual coaching and performance in a group setting, work on pitch-matching and sight-reading skills, and if needed, prepare video auditions for submission. Learn from Shanna Whitney and Joel Esher, Trinity teaching artists who have prepared many rising 8th graders for high school auditions. Enrollment in Trinity Youth is required for this free program.
Our strength is in our diversity, our love of music, and our dedication to our young musicians. Although Trinity also provides an extensive religious education program for youth, this is not a religious program. Youth are welcomed from any or no faith tradition. Children meet afterschool for rehearsals and instruction weekly in small groups according to their ages.
The Trinity Youth Chorus brings together talented youth from the five boroughs of New York City. Choristers receive individual and group training in vocal technique, music theory, sight-reading, and performance skills from a group of dedicated professionals led by Melissa Attebury, Trinity’s associate director of music.
Trinity supports youth from underserved communities in their musical, academic, social, and emotional development, primarily through the study, performance, and appreciation of diverse genres of music. Music Outreach at Trinity maintains a student-centered philosophy of education, catering to the individual goals of each school and community partnership.