Opportunities for private lessons
Trinity also offers private lessons in both instruments and voice to all students regardless of their majors. Lessons are taught by both full-time and part-time faculty. Some areas of study feature opportunities to perform at on and off-campus events.
Several other private lessons are offered on additional instruments listed here.
Organ performance at Trinity is taught by David Heller, professor of music and University organist. Along with private lessons, students have opportunities to attend master classes, perform on and off campus, and participate in internships at local churches. From the Margarite B. Parker Chapel organ to organs in Germany and Mexico, organ study at Trinity leads to exceptional professional performance.
Benefits of organ study at Trinity include:
- Lessons for all students ranging from 45 to 60 minutes each week
- Weekly one-hour studio class
- Opportunities to perform on and off campus
- Full use of all practice facilities, including practice organs by Hofmann, Holtkamp, and Visser
- Lessons and performances given on the Hofmann/Ballard/Kegg organ in the Margarite B. Parker Chapel, the largest pipe organ in South Texas
- Teaching and practice privileges on the Wolff mechanical-action organ at Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio
- Exposure to other fine instruments in the San Antonio area by Rosales, Sipe, Visser, and Austin/Kegg
- Participation in the Alamo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
- Parker Chapel Recital Series-hosted yearly recitals and master classes by national and international artists, such as Gillian Weir, Michel Bouvard, Thomas Trotter, John Scott, Marie-Madeleine Duruflé, David Higgs, James David Christie, and Carole Terry
- Opportunities for employment and internships in local churches
- Scholarships available from the department of music.
Piano study at Trinity includes private lessons as well as opportunities to attend master classes, perform on and off campus, and participate in guest clinics and workshops. Weekly piano studio classes take place on a Steinway Concert Grand.
All Steinway School
Donors James and Janet Dicke make the use of superb instruments possible for music students, performers, and the community
For more information on piano studies at Trinity, please contact:
Professor Carolyn True
Department of Music
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Benefits of piano study at Trinity include:
- Weekly piano lessons with Zachary Ridgway or with TMTA 1999 Collegiate Teacher of the Year Carolyn E. True
- Weekly piano studio class in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall on a Steinway Concert Grand
- Seminar courses include piano literature and piano pedagogy classes
- Many performance options and opportunities
- Many accompanying/collaborative opportunities: accompanying singers, performing chamber music, accompanying choirs, keyboard player for the Wind Ensemble or Orchestra
- Recitals, master classes, and/or workshops with guest pianists and clinicians
- MTNA chapter on campus
- Soundproof practice rooms equipped with grand pianos
Focused solely on the undergraduate music experience, vocal study at Trinity includes individual voice instruction, personal attention, small classes, and solo performance opportunities.
Benefits of vocal study at Trinity include:
- Individual vocal instruction with voice teachers Lydia Beasley, D.M.A. (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chia-wei Lee, D.M.A. (email@example.com), or Jacquelyn Matava, D.M.A. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Small classes in vocal pedagogy and literature
- Solo performance opportunities in studio recitals, solo recitals, the music department student recital
- Choir and ensemble performances
- Stieren Arts Enrichment Series: master classes, lectures, and coaching with international artists
- Musical productions and opera workshops with the music and theatre departments
- Opportunities for chamber music performances with peers