Overview

Trinity’s music minor works in harmony with other disciplines. This course of study is designed for the student who wishes to continue an emphasis in music to complement a major in another area.

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

From the page to the stage


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 opportunities on campus, in San Antonio, and around the world

Music scholarships range from $1,500 - $10,000 per year and are renewable annually based on a successful audition, continued full-time enrollment, and participating in one or more musical ensembles.

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...

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

Students minoring in music find success in a broad range of careers, applying their music backgrounds to tech, business, and nonprofit fields, among others. Whether they’re managing an orchestra, developing the latest music streaming app, or analyzing the profitability of a music production company, graduates with music minors measure up in a variety of fields.

Career Areas:

  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Nonprofits
  • Religion
  • Technology

 


Take the next step

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