Main Programme

Junior Trinity – a Saturday School for 3-19 year olds

Main Programme

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 8.00 - 9.00am and finishes around 5.00pm, depending on your age and timetable.

- AM individual lessons, classes and chamber music

- Weekly lunchtime concerts

- PM larger ensembles & choirs and individual lessons

A more condensed programme can be offered to younger students, and we can often arrange a later start for students who travel a long distance.

"I have absolutely loved Junior Trinity. I really think that it has shaped the person that I am. The music making here is fantastic but so is the support and dedication. These have been an amazing past six years. Thank you!"
Junior Trinity leaver

Core Curriculum

The Junior Trinity Main Programme generally consists of:

Principal Study (instrumental/vocal)
40 minutes

General Musicianship class
50 minutes

Chamber Music
40 minutes

Ensembles
40 minutes

Choir
50-60 minutes

Orchestra
50-90 minutes

Optional Extras

- Second/ third study

- Longer lesson on first study

- Individual support in aural, theory of music and musicianship skills

- 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.

"I have absolutely loved Junior Trinity. I really think that it has shaped the person that I am. The music making here is fantastic but so is the support and dedication. These have been an amazing past six years. Thank you!"

Junior Trinity leaver July 2010, now reading Music at King's College London

"There is something special about Junior Trinity. Whilst it expects high standards, it allows every student to explore what is interesting to them, and really pursue it. The department is constantly looking forward, and isn't afraid to delve into different musical genres."

Junior Trinity leaver July 2010, now studying percussion at Guildhall School of Music and Drama

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