495 5th Avenue WN
Kalispell, MT 59901
Award Winning Music and Performing Arts K-8
Luther on Music “It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God.”
Did you know? Trinity offers at least twice the amount of professional music instruction as other local schools?
It’s an exciting time to be a musician at Trinity. Trinity has always treasured music, so much that it is a part of our regular curriculum. In the last few years, our outstanding music faculty renewed a program that has become a hallmark of Trinity. We believe the Lord loves to hear us worship Him through music, and our hearts overflow with love for Him. Trinity provides a comprehensive music program encompassing instruction in theory, vocal music, choir, piano, violin, band, composition, as well as music appreciation. In fact, last year twenty-two Trinity musicians placed in the top division in a regional competition in Portland receiving Blue Ribbon Awards. Recently, a competition judge shared that Trinity students demonstrated professional level work.
Music is in our hearts at Trinity. Students learn to read, write, and perform simple melodic and rhythmic notations in kindergarten. They identify and describe music forms. Names and works of famous composers are introduced according to musical style and era. In grades kindergarten through fourth students attend music classes twice per week. Lessons often begin with a music theory lesson followed by a lesson.
Starting in kindergarten students learn to sing on key, read and write musical notation
Second grade students take piano lessons
Third graders take violin lessons
Fourth graders take recorder lessons
Fifth grade and up are required to take band and choir for at least one quarter, and then have the option of another elective.
Trinity students have access to their own instruments. Students are able to directly apply the skills they are learning. Students may be given the opportunity to compose their own musical pieces and perform on a regular basis. All students perform in at least one vocal and/or music production annually. Musical productions usually include choreography, costumes, solos, narrations, and harmony.
Music, the Mind and Math
Did you know? At the close of early elementary (3rd grade) and at the close of middle school (7-8th grade) TLS scores in math are well above average nationally. God gave us the ability to create musical patterns. Patterns in music support other academic areas such as math. Trinity’s unique music program engages our students' spatial temporal reasoning abilities to explain, understand, and solve multi-step problems in math and more!