Queen's Court Crown

Trinity Hall’s arts program provides many opportunities for students to discover or expand upon their creative abilities. There are classes, clubs, school wide events and other programs that allow every member of Trinity Hall’s student body to nurture and demonstrate their creative abilities.

 

 

CLASSES

Arts: Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts

GRADE 9: Theatre I

In this course the students will have an introduction to performance through improvisation. Our work will be based on the teachings of Viola Spolin, the founder of the improvisational movement in the U.S. Spolin developed acting exercises that unleash creativity, focused “play”, confidence, and self expression. Throughout the trimester we will explore different aspects of characterization and storytelling, and finally move into public speaking. Teaching students to “think on their feet” with confidence is an ability that will not only aid them in performance, but in most aspects of their educational career.

GRADE 10: Theatre II

In this course students will build on the skills they developed in Theatre I and then proceed to deepen their theatrical knowledge to include scene work. We will begin with writing scenes down that are born out of improvisation and then move on to the written word of several playwrights. The students will explore characterization and use the methods of renowned acting teachers such as Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, and Michael Chekov to learn different ways to approach performance.

GRADES 11 and 12: Performing Arts Electives

There will be multiple Performing Arts elective course offerings in the years to come.

GRADE 9: Foundations of Drawing I

Traditional Art studio encourages investigation of drawing media and techniques with expressive possibilities. This beginning drawing course develops students’ observation skills through experimentation with various media. Projects are based on the elements of art and principles of design. Students will acquire skills necessary for further upper-level art courses.

GRADE 10: Basic Graphic Design and Photography

Fine art and technology are blending. The computer is used as another extension of the artist’s hand. This course will engage the students in tearing apart and re-imagining some of the visual art principles housed under the digital art umbrella. Projects will enhance students’ confidence using some basic graphic computer applications in order to create digital imagery that will be used as a form of visual communication to express an idea or theme.

GRADES 11 and 12: Visual Arts Electives

There will be multiple Visual Arts elective course offerings in the years to come.

GRADE 9: Music I

Students will gain skills in performance and theory and develop their musicianship as they learn and study a wide variety of musical literature. Genres include musical theatre, pop, liturgical, patriotic, and a cappella. The following performance skills for ensemble/choral singing will be stressed: warm-up technique, proper breathing, vocal production, blend and balance, expansion of range, ear training, and sight-reading. Theory skills will include note names, note and rest values, basic rhythm, dynamic markings, and general musical vocabulary. Participation in various performance opportunities is a requirement of the class.

GRADE 10: Music and Art Appreciation

Students explore music and art through several major time periods in history to gain an understanding of the role music and art plays in society. Connecting with their knowledge gained in history classes, students will be able to identify different periods of art and music as well as the major artists of those periods.

GRADE 10: Dance

In this course the students will execute the studied basic steps of contemporary dance, in the style of Jose Limon, Merce Cunningham, and Isadora Duncan, and display correct position alignment, both in static and dynamic movements. They will perform basic combinations of contemporary dance, executing movements and articulating terminology and basic principles used in the study of modern dance technique as well as some jazz-infused accents.

CLUBS

  • Art Club
  • Improv Club

  • Glee Club

  • Choir

  • Dance Club

CREATIVE ARTS COUNCIL

The Creative Arts Council is a branch of student government dedicated to planning and supporting the arts at Trinity Hall.  This Council hosts such celebratory events as Improv Night and the Evening of Fine Arts.

THE QUEEN’S COURT COMPANY and THE CROWNING CREW

The Queen’s Court Company is Trinity Hall’s performing arts company and organizes a dramatic or comedic performance in the fall and a musical performance in the spring. The Crowning Crew supports the productions, managing the sets, props, hair, makeup and costumes, and backstage and in-house organization for each of the performances. All grades are encouraged to perform and support.