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Puerto Rican Tiple Construction Workshop at Trinity College

Tiple Construction Workshop

Photo by Pablo Delano

Renowned instrument maker William Cumpiano led a Puerto Rican Tiple Construction Workshop at Trinity College from August 15-20, 2016. One of the goals of the workshop is to revive the small guitar-like instrument, which has almost disappeared, unlike its big brother the Puerto Rican cuatro, which remains highly popular. The 2016 Puerto Rican Tiple Construction Workshop was sponsored and organized by the Trinity College Studio Arts Program, Center Church, The Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College, and The Puerto Rican Cuatro Project.


Trinity Film Festival Welcomes Over 300 From Hartford and Beyond


Ringling College students Echo Wu and Kal Athannassov are overcome with emotion after winning the 2016 Trinity Film Festival 1st Place Award for their short animated film, Wishgranter. Television and movie actor, Mark Moses congratulates the filmmakers, as Anthony Flores ’16, senior member of the screening committee, presents the award, which includes a $1,500 grand prize. Click here for more photos from the event.
(photo Milosz Kowal ’18)

Giant Twister Night at The Fred


Trinity College students gathered for a game of Giant Twister at the Fred Pfeil Community Project (The Fred) in Summit Suites East on the evening of Friday, February 5. The event was organized by The Fred and the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement. For more on The Fred, click here.
(Photo by Abbey Schlangen ’16).

Two Generations of the Parkville Community School at Trinity

Parkville Performance

As a young student, Carlos Velazquez ’14 was among the first students to participate in the Judy Dworin Performance Project’s Moving Matters! residency at Parkville Community School, a dance education program led by Judy Dworin, professor of theater and dance. While an education studies major at Trinity, he assisted with the program as a student in the “Education through Movement” course. Nineteen years later, Velazquez is back at Parkville substitute teaching for a first grade class. On April 30, he accompanied that class to Trinity for this year’s performance, There’s No Place Like the Parkville Galaxy!

A Weekend to Remember at Trinity College


Trinity’s campus was abuzz with excitement this past weekend, which included the announcement of a new student-created mentoring system, “Bantam Networks,” four huge playoff wins for the Bantams, the fall student musical presentation of “Carrie,” and an exclusive screening and talk by an Academy Award-nominated producer at Cinestudio on Trinity’s campus. Click the above photo for a quick visual tour of the noteworthy weekend at Trinity College.

Music Composed by Trinity Students Performed Professionally


Trinity College composition students of professor Dan Román share a moment with members of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra (HICO).  The professional orchestra performed the students experimental compositions last Thursday, December 4 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford. This event and collaboration were made possible thanks to a generous grant by the Center for Urban and Global Studies Arts Committee. In this photo, from left to right: Michael Munzer ’16, Matthew Russo (trombone – HICO), Davis Kim ’15, Malcom Moon ’15, Janet Jacobson (violin – HICO), Malibongwe Thwala ’17, Ebban Maeda ’16, Matthew Angelo (flute – HICO), Steve Syz ’17.

Dance Workshop with Jonathan Gonzalez ’12


Jonathan Gonzalez ’12, an award-winning, New York-based choreographer whose work has appeared on stages in the United States and Europe, returned to Trinity as a guest choreographer and performer in Fall Dance (November 20-22), in which he presented a solo. He also took time out to lead a dance workshop for students.

“Jonathan is very generous. It was his suggestion to stay after his solo performance and personally work with students,” Professor Leslie Farlow of the Theater and Dance Department, with whom Gonzalez studied at Trinity, said. “He is a wonderful role model and everything you want an artist to be.”

Above: Oludare Bernard ’15 watches Gonzalez (right) instruct a group of students.  Gonzalez is currently pursuing his MFA in dance at Sarah Lawrence College.  Click here for a full gallery of his visit to Trinity.
Written by Dayana Alexandrova ’15
Photos by Diana Guay photography

Trinity Class Builds Documentary Film


Trinity students enrolled in Film 309 at Trinity created a documentary entitled “Coaching Colburn: Finding Love and Laughter in the Face of Autism.” The story centers around a Trinity student’s cousin, who suffers from a developmental disorder called Fragile X.  The film was directed by Jeff Bemiss (pictured center), who taught the course, and produced by the 11 students in the class.  The film screened at the Trinity Film Festival in May and at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival this past weekend.  Click here for more.

40 Years Later, Summer Music Pioneers Reunite at Trinity


In 1975, Dr. James Bradley, Professor of Classics Emeritus at Trinity College, started the Chamber Music Series to complement the Carillon Music Series that Trinity has offered since 1949.  The Trinity Summer Music Series has since become a summertime favorite for Hartford residents and the Trinity community, as groups gather on campus for classical music performances in the Chapel before picnicking beneath the bells on the scenic Long Walk Quad after the recitals.  Last night, forty years after the first chamber recital, Bradley was back to see the Chamber Series still pleasing so many concert goers.  Joining Bradley was Peter Shea (tenor), and Susan Zimmerman Lowenkron (flute), who were each members of the inaugural performance back in 1975.   Pictured above, the three stand alongside Robert Edward Smith (right), Composer-in-Residence at Trinity College.  Click here for a full set of photos from the special night.  Click here for more on the Trinity Summer Music Series.

Scenes from the 2014 Trinity Film Festival


The 2014 Trinity Film Festival made for another memorable evening at Cinestudio and on Trinity’s campus.  Click here for a full photo gallery from the event.  (Photos by John Atashian)

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