Explore the Arts

“Our program has been enhanced by the support that the school shows for the arts. That it is an integral part of the academic career of a student; that it is truly a form of being educated.” -Amy Chaplin '88
Trinity is a place where art is alive and student artists flourish. Student performers can be seen during lunch at Pach’s Place, on stage at Cabaret or in the theatre for a number of performances. The student-run Art Club is also active on campus, bringing guest artists to campus, planning museum visits and infusing art into community service projects.

Visual and performing arts curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all students from those who want to explore possibilities of self expression to those who intend to pursue a more advanced, in-depth study in the arts.  

International Baccalaureate Visual Arts is a two-year program for candidates pursuing a full IB diploma or a single certificate in art. Trinity also offers IB courses in music.
The Perkinson Arts Center is home to Trinity’s music, theatre and visual arts programs. Renovations to the space began in 2008 and wrapped up in the fall of 2017. The space is now home to a beautiful theatre, an expansive music wing and a spacious, collaborative visual arts studio. Photography classes are housed in Morgan Hall with a traditional darkroom and a digital photography lab.

Over the course of the year, nearly 60% of students are taking courses in the arts. By graduation, all students will participate in at least two semesters of art, music and/or theatre.

The curriculum includes photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, drama, theatrical design, beginning and advanced band, music theory and composition, digital music production and much more. Many are offered as IB courses.

College Destinations

Trinity’s graduates study art, theatre and music at some of the most prestigious arts schools in the country:

The Art Institute of Chicago
Belmont University
Berklee College of Music
Cooper Union
Elon University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Maryland Institute College of Art
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
Parsons The New School for Design
Pratt Institute
Ringling School of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
The Juilliard School
Tisch School of the Arts
VCU School of Music
VCU School of the Arts
Washington University in St. Louis

Previous Artist Visitors

David Camden
Noah Scalin
Baxter Perkinson
Jennifer Parker
Charlie Mostow
John Plashal

News from the Arts

Arts Faculty

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Amy Chaplin

    Amy Baynum Chaplin 88

    Visual Arts Department Head
    (804) 327-3140
  • Photo of Chris Markunas

    Chris Markunas 01

    Guitar & Theater Teacher
    (804) 672-4957
  • Photo of Brian Phillips

    Brian Phillips 

    Head of Campus Life, Theatre Teacher
    (804) 272-1333
  • Photo of Brian Rollins

    Brian Rollins 

    Performing Arts Chair, Band and Music Director
    (804) 327-3123
  • Josh Singleton 

  • Photo of Chris Williamson

    Chris Williamson 00

    English Teacher, Theatre Teacher
    (804) 672-4959
  • Photo of Tom Condon

    Tom Condon 

    Photography Teacher
  • Photo of Jennifer Parker

    Jennifer Parker 

    Visual Arts Teacher