Music Opportunities | Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Music

Classical, a capella, instrumental, choral, rock... whatever your music style, Trinity has opportunities for all tastes in music.

As a resident student at Trinity you have access to a large range of musical activities and opportunities. Join the internationally acclaimed Choir of Trinity College Choir, the Trinity Tiger Tones, the Candystripes, or the band. Take part in music tutorials, talent nights and musical soirées, or make use of the dedicated practice rooms. The College provides an environment where all musical tastes, interests and abilities are embraced. 

The Choir of Trinity College

The renowned Choir of Trinity College undertakes a busy program of rehearsals, performances, recordings and touring, both nationally and internationally. The main commitment of the Choir is to sing at the weekly service of Evensong each Sunday evening during term. Students must audition for a place in the Choir and be willing to commit to the schedule throughout the year.

Music clubs and societies

The Trinity College Associated Clubs (TCAC) Committee oversees four groups that contribute to the music opportunities available at the College:

  • Trinity College Music Society – organises musical soirées throughout the year, musical excursions and the intercollegiate Battle of the Bands

  • Trinity College Music Theatre Society – produces the annual College musical, drawing cast and crew from the College community, and developing the talents of budding musicians, costume designers, lighting and set designers and builders

  • Trinity Tiger Tones 
  • The Candystripes. 

The College puts on a Musical in semester two each year, and recent productions have won numerous Melbourne University theatre awards.

Trinity Tiger Tones

The Trinity Tiger Tones is a popular and accomplished all male a capella vocal group in the barbershop tradition. The Group was founded in 2006 and ever since, they have been singing, busking and showing off their dance moves at College functions such as Open Day and Community events, such as at BMW Edge Federation Square in support of I Ski for Tommy, and in concert at the University of Western Australia to support The Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Unit. With a widely varied repertoire ranging from traditional barbershop to modern pop numbers, the Group performs at gigs across Melbourne, Victoria and Australia. Check out their website or Facebook page for more information or for a real taste, have a look at some of their recent performances

Candystripes

The Candystripes is the a capella vocal group for women at Trinity. The Group also performs at many College functions and events in the wider community, such as The Supper Club in Darlinghurst to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Each year, the Candystripes perform a showcase at the College. Looking for more information? Check out the Candystripes on Facebook or take a look at some of their performances

Band, Instrumental and choral groups

All students are encouraged to bring their instruments to College, use the music practice rooms and participate in jam sessions. Students are also encouraged to be a part of Trinity folk groups, string quartets and instrumental trios and pursue their musical passion. 

Trinity students also regularly form bands to perform at College functions and compete in the intercollegiate Battle of the Bands. 

Performing during Formal Hall 

Students with musical interests and abilities are encouraged to perform for the student body at Formal Hall by prior arrangement with Music Society.

Musical soirées and talent nights

The Chapel hosts a ‘Fresher Talent Time’ in the Chapel during Orientation week each year as students are settling into College life. Musical soirées and other talent events are also held in both the Chapel and the Junior Common Room at other times throughout the academic year.

Music practice rooms and extracurricular tutorials

There are five dedicated music practice rooms in the new Gateway Building on the College campus and a variety of performance spaces and venues. The College has two grand pianos, a harpsichord and a drum kit. Students are encouraged to bring their own instruments and continue their music studies, maintain their practice, or creatively explore where their music might take them. Tutorials in introductory piano and guitar are conducted for resident students as part of the extracurricular tutorial program.