At Trinity, students have the opportunity to join a variety of musical groups, and to make friends and professional connections in their specific areas of musical interest.
The focus of TCTME is to provide support and information to aspiring teachers and musicians and to promote music in the San Antonio community. Activities include informal talks from prominent people in the music education world, former students, and faculty, and service projects to further the organization's cause.
TCTME exists under the governing body of CTME, a state-wide collegiate group jointly sponsored by Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and Texas Music Educators Conference (TMEC, the state organization connected to the national organization, MENC).
This chapter focuses on the private teacher and his/her professional aspirations.Trinity's MTNA chapter has sponsored guest student recitals, workshops on Baroque dance, and an off-campus day camp for children. They have presented at state conventions and are working to present nationally.
This chapter provides opportunities for future choral directors with sponsored activities, masterclasses, and professional programs while encouraging participation in national and regional ACDA conferences. The national organizations also offers scholarships for student members.
Mu Phi Epsilon is a co-ed fraternity of music students. The group dedicates itself to establishing a standard of excellence in academics, performance, and character. The members participate in service projects, sponsor social activities for the department, and have the opportunity to attend district and international conferences.
This honorary society recognizes the outstanding achievements of music students pursuing a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music.
Nominations to this organization are made on the basis of scholastic achievement, solo and ensemble performance, and service to the music department.
Each year the faculty can nominate no more than 20 percent of a graduating class, or 10 percent of a junior class, or any qualifying graduate student to Trinity University's Eta Pi chapter according to the guidelines from the National Office.
For further information, please contact David Heller, chapter secretary-treasurer.
The AcaBellas are Trinity University's student-run female a cappella group. It was founded in the fall of 2007 by two students who loved singing and wanted to express that love through the wonderful collaboration of female singers. The group sings a variety of music and has made a name for itself on the Trinity campus by singing once a week in the Coates University Center for Happy Fridays and various other events on campus, including the Spotlight talent show, which the AcaBellas won in Spring 2010.
They hope to expand their reputation throughout the city of San Antonio and beyond. For more information about the AcaBellas, check out their Facebook group, "I'm an AcaBella Groupie, Baby!"
The Trinitones are Trinity University's student-run male a cappella group. Founded in 2004 by a few guys on a tour bus in Germany, the Trinitones have grown into a group of singers making weekly performances for Trinity and the San Antonio community. Singing a range of songs from original pop song arrangements to the standards of barbershop, they have gained a campus-wide following of students, faculty, and staff.
The Trinitones are frequent performers at Trinity's concerts, two-time winners of Trinity's Spotlight talent show, and can be seen at many of the other performances and events across campus and San Antonio. Outside of Trinity, they have performed at local high schools, middle schools, charity functions, retirement homes, weddings, and private gigs.
For more information about the Trinitones, send an e-mail to thetrinitones [at] gmail.com, and be sure to check out some of their performances on YouTube!