At Trinity the arts offer many opportunities for students to develop their talents and express themselves. Everything we do in the arts is “Soli Deo Gloria,” to the glory of God alone.
As part of a fully integrated Classical education, students in K- 6th graders participate in art and music classes 3 times weekly. In art they study the masters and create art using many different mediums, including pencil, paints, pastels, and clay. Our music program provides the opportunity to listen, sing, play classroom instruments and learn to read and create music.
The art and music curriculum throughout the K-6th grammar stage aligns with the students’ study of history. The children learn about different artists and art styles during various historical periods and memorize 15-20 different works of art and the artists who created them.
Trinity students participate in two stage productions each year; a Christmas production and Heritage Day in the spring. They also share their talents through chapel presentations throughout the year and a talent show in the spring. Additionally, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students have the choice to participate in choir.
In grades 7-12 (the logic and rhetoric stages of Classical education), students continue to develop their talents and express themselves in music, drama, and visual arts. Classes are offered in drama, music appreciation, choir, band, and fine arts.
Stage productions draw a large number of Trinity students to twice-yearly productions that attract a community-wide audience. Talented student actors, singers, and stage-hands produce shows that seek to honor God in their quality and messages. The Importance of Being Earnest and A Christmas Carol are examples of plays performed by Trinity’s students.
Trinity’s drama department has also done several musical reviews, written and arranged by Trinity staff, including Shakespeare meets Broadway, and Stars and Stripes Forever: A Tribute to Our Military. These productions not only showcase the performing arts, but also highlight student-created art and give student leadership opportunities.
High quality musical performance groups are a standard at Trinity. Choir and band are offered for 7-12th grade students, emphasizing sacred, classical, and quality contemporary music. Our choirs have represented Trinity with excellence at various community functions, including singing the National Anthem at Sundogs games, social clubs, Acker Music Night and Trinity events. Our bands play at sports activities, participate in Christmas and spring drama productions, and perform at community events. Instrumental and vocal talents combine when our students lead worship at weekly chapel services.
Visual arts classes challenge students in grades 7-12 to create more advanced works including painting, sculpting, graphic arts, cartooning, photography and pencil drawing. Art students enter their work at the local County Fair and often put their talents to work for Trinity by designing various promotional materials that are used by the faculty and staff.
“For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.”