Music Above and Beyond

Toni Esker performance at Lincoln Acadamy Covocation

Esker Performs at Lincoln Academy Convocation

For the recent 58th Convocation & Investiture, which was attended by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Assistant Professor of Music Toni Esker performed several pieces, including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the official state song, and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

OPUS 2022 logo

Mark Your Calendars for OPUS 2022

OPUS, Trinity’s annual festival of student scholarship, is taking place on Wednesday, April 20. The word “opus” is Latin for work. Whether it’s the arts and humanities, natural and applied sciences, or social sciences, students from all disciplines can present their work or attend this annual celebratory conference.

All God's Children

All God’s Children Concert

Please join the Trinity Christian College community this April 23rd at 4 p.m. for All God’s Children. This new concert includes performances by student choral and instrumental ensembles and by music faculty, as well as the dancers from Ballet 5:8!

Justin Antos

Antos Named Among Yamaha’s 40 under 40 Educators

For the second year in a row, Yamaha has named 40 exceptional music educators under the age of 40 who possess action, courage, creativity, and growth. And Trinity’s own Prof. Justin Antos, Ph.D., has been named to this selective group.

Student: Sarah Hernandez in elementary school classroom

98 Percent of the Class of 2021 Are Employed or in Grad School

According to data from Trinity’s Cooper Center for Vocation and Career Development, 97.7 percent of the graduates in the Class of 2021 are employed or in graduate school. That far surpasses the nationwide average of 82.4 percent.

Dean's List

Congratulations to Fall 2021 Dean’s List Students

The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our undergraduate students who met this distinction for the Fall 2021 semester.

Christmastide 2021 performance by Gospel Choir

Chicago Tribune’s Southtown Highlights Christmastide

On Dec. 4, Trinity’s Music Department came together to celebrate Christmastide, and the Chicago Tribune’s Daily Southtown was there to cover the return of the beloved tradition.  

Concert on the Lawn - wind ensemble performing on tab lawn

Wind and Brass Ensembles Present Concert on the Lawn

Trinity’s Wind and Brass Ensembles recently performed at the Concert on the Lawn, providing joyful music on a beautiful fall day. It was the first time the groups had played together since December 2019. 

Stardust Jazz Night: performance

Don’t Miss Stardust Jazz Night this Friday

Join us for Stardust Jazz Night, with the Trinity Jazz Ensemble and the Trinity Jazz Collaborative! The concert will take place at 7 pm in Ozinga Chapel Auditorium on Sept. 24. The concert marks the first in a series of events planned by Trinity’s Music Department this semester.

US News Best Colleges 2022

U.S. News Names Trinity a Top 20 School

The life-changing value of a Trinity education has once again been recognized by U.S. New and World Report, which named Trinity to several of its “best” lists for 2022, including among the Top 20 Regional Colleges Midwest and #15 for social mobility.

Dr. Mark Peters

Peters Talks about Listening to New Voices and More on Music Podcast

Speaking with Missy Strong, host of Music Ed Amplified, Peters talked about a range of topics, including how he strives to tell the story of all human persons, not just white European men; why he doesn’t use textbooks in his music appreciation courses; and how he wants students to think differently about music in their lives.

U.S.News Top 25 Regional Colleges - Midwest

Trinity Ranked Among Top 25 of Best Colleges

Continuing a years-long tradition of excellence and recognition, Trinity Christian College has been named among the “Best Midwestern Regional Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021. Trinity was also named a “Best Value” college and a “Top Performer on Social Mobility.”

Nicole St. Victor

St. Victor Named to CCCU Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

Congratulations to Nicole Saint-Victor ‘12, Trinity’s Music Performance Faculty, Director of Gospel Choir and Director of Multicultural Engagement, for being named a commissioner on the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities’ Commission.

Helen Van Wyck

Honoring Van Wyck for Years of Service

At the May 2020 commencement, Trinity announced the retirement of two beloved, long-time professors, Professor of Music Helen Van Wyck, D.M.A., and Professor of Education Liz Rudenga, Ph.D. Both professors were awarded emeriti status by Trinity’s Board of Trustees.

Shaping Christian Learning: The Kuyers Institute/Inche 2019 Conference

Professors Present at Kuyers Institute Conference

Van Wyck and Peters were among the Trinity professors who participated in the eighth biennial conference hosted by the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, “Shaping Christian Learning,” earlier this month.

Larissa Brumlow presenting at NCUR in Atlanta

Trinity Students Present at NCUR in Atlanta

Eight Trinity students, along with Prof. Clay Carlson, took a road trip from Palos Heights to suburban Atlanta last month to present their music and science research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

mark peters profile

Peters Edits Book on J.S. Bach

In honor of his mentor, Trinity’s professor of music and department chair Mark Peters, Ph.D., has co-edited a collection of essays on J. S. Bach’s sacred vocal music, as well as contributing a chapter.

SAAT in Indonesia

Semester in Indonesia

Dr. Peters will be joining SAAT’s faculty for the semester as visiting professor in the undergraduate church music program and teach two music history survey courses, one on Medieval and Renaissance music and another on music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He will also direct two choirs: the seminary choir, an 80-voice choir of students in the theology and music programs; and the Vocatus ensemble, a chamber ensemble of about 20 singers from the music program. In this blog, his goal is to communicate some of what I learn during this semester of cross-cultural learning and teaching.

Music Faculty

Our professors and adjuncts are talented and are excited to share their gifts with students. Learn more about our music department faculty.

Tim Brown Serves as Featured Clinician for Trinity Choral Festival

Trinity was pleased to welcome world-renowned choral conductor Tim Brown to campus on Thursday, Feb. 16 as part of the College’s 2017 WorldView series.