Trinity College’s Music Department is a place to create, perform, practice, and immerse yourself in music. We combine a serious exploration of music with a commitment to high artistic standards, and a dedication to develop the unique talents of each individual student.

A Rich and Diverse Curriculum

As a group, Trinity’s music faculty offers students a curriculum designed to foster a comprehensive understanding of theoretical, practical, and applied aspects of music in all its diversity. Course offerings range from performance to academic classes, from ancient music to contemporary styles from around the world. We offer courses in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, and The Psychology of Music and others including:

Music Production (Intro/Advanced Recording Arts; The Business of Music; Synthesis and Sound Design; Sound for Film)

Popular Music (Before Lady Gaga and Beyoncé; Blues Women to Nikki Minaj; The Beatles and ‘60s Rock ‘n’ Roll; American Popular Music; Jazz: 1900 to the Present; Music as Protest)

Ethnomusicology (Intro to World Music; Toca Brasil (Play Brazil!); Investigating Music and Culture; Music and Human Rights)

Performance and Applied Opportunities (Jazz, Samba, Steel Pan, and Instrumental Ensembles; Private Lessons)


Major in Music

Students choosing the Major in Music will complete courses in music theory and history, world music, an advanced course at the 400 level, musical performance classes, and three elective courses.


Minor in Music

The Minor in Music covers some of the same requirements, and allows the student to access the same breadth of scope and diversity, while the Major clearly offers much more in-depth insight into the understanding of music.


Minor in Music Production

The Minor in Music Production allows students to devote themselves primarily to areas of music recording, music business, and electronic music, with an emphasis on the technical demands of today’s music industry.

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Margo Caddell, Program Coordinator Austin Arts Center
Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.