Main Programme (ages 10-19)

Junior Trinity’s Main programme is for children aged 10 – 19 years.

There are thirty teaching weeks per year plus one week each term for masterclasses and other activities. There is one week off for half term.

The Junior Trinity day starts around 09.00h and finishes around 17.00h, depending on your age and timetable.

* individual lessons, classes and chamber music

* regular concerts - JT @ Tea Time

* larger ensembles & choirs and individual lessons

It may be possible to arrange a later start for students who travel a long distance.

Our students describe Junior Trinity in brief:
"An amazing place to learn and develop as a musician and the perfect way to try to figure out where you want music to take you."

Junior Trinity leaver July 2015, now reading Music at University of Manchester

Core Curriculum

The Junior Trinity Main Programme generally consists of:

Principal Study (instrumental/vocal)
40 minutes

General Musicianship class
50 minutes

50 minutes

Ensembles & Chamber Music (some ensembles are subject to audition)
40-90 minutes

Extras (Subject to availability, additional fees may apply)

- Second/ third study

- Longer lesson on first study (up to 60 minutes)

- Individual support for Trinity College London Music Exams

- GCSE/ A Level classes in Music and Music Technology

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Conducting classes are available for small groups of more advanced Junior Trinity students who wish to broaden their musical perspective. Our conducting students find that their acquired skills are very useful in their schools, local community activities and when they progress on to Higher Education. Students learn the rudiments of conducting technique for the first few weeks including beat patterns, beating styles and how to communicate specific musical effects through gesture. Gradually the classes develop into conducting the other members of the group and studying core repertoire. We are also able to give our advanced young conductors opportunities to conduct the Junior Trinity ensembles in rehearsals and concerts on occasions.

In addition to the experience they gain in General Musicianship and GCSE/A Level classes, many students take individual composition lessons to explore their skills in more depth. Junior Trinity gives them many opportunities to hear their works performed by fellow students in lunchtime concerts and in more formal settings, as well as composing alongside student choreographers for collaborative music and dance projects with Laban Centre for Advanced Training.

Many Junior Trinity composers have achieved top awards including BBC Proms/Inspire Young Composers' Competition and the European Piano Teachers Association Composers Competition.

Junior Trinity encourages its composers to apply for prestigious vacation courses to extend their skills and contacts further, notably in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 'composer in residence' scheme and the Sound and Music Summer Schools.

We are privileged that eminent professional composers visit Junior Trinity regularly to lead invaluable workshops with our students.

"Junior Trinity has made me grow as a person and helped me become more confident with myself in music. Being able to share the same passion and love with so many people has inspired me for my future as a musician and performer. Junior Trinity is like a family, developing our strengths and making us stronger people because of it."

Junior Trinity leaver July 2015, now reading Music and English at University of Leeds

"It’s a place that allows its students to specialise and thrive in their own directions. Both the teachers and the students share a common enjoyment for music, but besides that, individuality is accepted, even welcomed."

Junior Trinity leaver July 2014, now studying English at King's College London

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