Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in music offers a broad and comprehensive course of study rooted in the liberal arts. Courses include theory and comprehensive musicianship, music history and literature, individual applied instruction, ensemble, conducting, and performance laboratory.

Fast Facts
  • More than a dozen ensembles open to all majors and disciplines
  • More than 25% of students perform in music ensembles
  • Trinity is an All-Steinway Campus, featuring 44 Steinway pianos
  • Ensembles frequently tour across Texas, the nation, and the world

 


What You'll Study

Taking Notes


Faculty

Raising the Bar

While faculty are experts in their craft, teaching is their real forte. Professors work closely with students in both ensemble and solo instruction, fostering a mentorship through individualized attention.

David Heller
David Heller, D.M.A.
Department Chair
Professor
Brian Bondari
Brian Bondari, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
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Joseph Kneer, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor
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Carl Leafstedt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Chia-Wei Lee, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
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Jacquelyn Matava, D.M.
Assistant Professor
Kimberlyn Montford
Kimberlyn Montford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Gary Seighman, D.M.A.
Associate Professor/Director of Choral Activities
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James Worman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Humming with international opportunities

“I cannot tell you how much I have grown from when I started with Dr. Bondari to now. You can always get better, but now I see myself as a composer whereas before I was just a person who wrote music.” - Caileen Tallant ’16

Scholarships

Music scholarships range from $1,500 - $10,000 per year and are renewable annually based on a successful audition, continued full-time enrollment, and...

Research Opportunities

Students find ways to weave music into research for other disciplines.

Study Abroad

From China to Austria, students perform around the world, fully immersing themselves in the very regions from which their music originates. Learning...

Service-Learning

Students frequently join forces with local musical ensembles, performing alongside professionals in world-famous places such as the Tobin Center for...

Spaces and Facilities

Students perform inside stunning facilities on campus, such as the Smith Music Building, Laurie Auditorium, and  Margarite Parker Chapel. Trinity is...

Student Organizations

Students can join various choral and instrumental ensembles that perform on campus and around the world. Two a cappella groups serenade campus every...

Student Awards and Recognition

Pi Kappa Lambda recognizes outstanding achievements of music students pursuing a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music...

Lecture Series and Annual Events

Stieren Arts Enrichment Series

Through the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, Trinity regularly hosts an array of world-class musicians on residency...


When You Graduate

Key to Success

A music education combines passion with practicality. Graduates learn so much more than notes on a page—they develop focus, discipline, improvisation, and flexibility. These traits work in harmony with a liberal arts curriculum, creating a well-rounded education that makes it easy for graduates to raise their voice in the real world.

Careers

Graduates of the program frequently pursue graduate study at prestigious schools of music and are successful in a broad range of music careers. Recent graduates have established careers as composers, conductors, choral directors, professional singers and musicians, and professors.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Indiana University
  • Ithaca College
  • The Juilliard School
  • Ohio State University
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Princeton University​​​​​​
  • Royal University of the Hague
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Yale University

Career Areas:

  • Composition
  • Education
  • Performance

     


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