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Summer Music Lessons!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/06/16.
Summer Music Lessons.
Don't lose momentum over the summer! Our summer lesson schedule allows flexibility for vacations and camps by only paying for the weeks that you are available. Only some of our instructors teach summer lessons, but we do have instructors available on all of our regular instruments. Call or shoot me an email if you're interested.

Summer lessons are being offered on week days starting at 2:30 in the afternoon (although individual instructors' schedules vary). Tuition is a flat $17 per week x the number of lessons you are able to make, with no registration fee. Call or email for more info, or stop by the front desk to grab your spot.



Summer Art: Go Big Or Go Home Team Sculpture Workshop!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/06/16.
Summer Art Workshops
Christopher Allen Boyd will be leading a four week "Go Big Or Go Home" Team Sculpture Workshop for ages 8-13, every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:30 beginning on May 31st and running through June 23rd. Students will team up to to build larger than life sculptures using wire, paper mache, paint, and more. Tuition is $160 for the 16 hour workshop and includes all materials. Space is limited, so register now to guarantee a spot.

Christopher is a ridiculously talented artist and mad scientist who crafts custom pottery, draws, paints, and more. I guarantee your young artist will learn from this experience, and will walk away inspired to create more. Besides, it'll be good to keep them busy in the afternoons, once they get out of the pool. = ) Shoot me an email to hold a spot.



Summer Art: Life Drawing Workshop For Adults!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/06/16.
Summer Art Workshops
Join me (I'll literally be taking this workshop) for our first art series created for adults (or very serious teens). Our Life Drawing workshop will walk us through the tips and techniques necessary to translate what our eyes see to what our hands can create on paper. For those of us who have undeveloped talent or unfulfilled interest -- this series is a great way to invest in both.

This 16 hour workshop (taught by Christopher Allen Boyd) will progress from gesture drawing techniques to full figure drawing, and will include live models (fully clothed, so it will be appropriate for older teens). The class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 from May 31st through June 23rd. Tuition for this series runs $160. All materials are included. Space is limited. Shoot me an email to hold a spot.



Ticket & Parent Info - The Wemmicks On May 13th/14th!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 04/12/16.
Tickets for The Wemmicks go on sale today!
Our spring production of "The Wemmicks" is just four weeks away! If you don't already have your tickets, you might consider ordering now. With three performances (Friday, May 13th at 7:00 and Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 and 5:00), we've got lots of room, but the premium seats are almost gone!

The Wemmicks is a full-length contemporary dance production based on the book "You Are Special" by Max Lucado with illustration by Sergio Martinez and music from United Pursuit Band, Owl City, Sigur Ros, Sara Bareilles, Falling Up, Nichole Nordeman, Tenth Avenue North, Mandisa, Lincoln Brewster, Jonsi, Switchfoot, and more. As with all of our productions, this performance is appropriate for all ages and includes music, story telling, and contemporary dance that will engage, inspire, and touch the hearts of patrons of all ages. For a few more details about what to expect, scroll down to see the original announcement, or shoot us an email.

Purchase tickets for The Wemmicks.

Parents/Students: We've revised the parent production page with updated costume information. We still need lots of help backstage (and with other jobs). Please read the section on parent volunteers for more info on how you can care for students in another cast, so that you can watch guilt-free, while someone else cares for yours. That's a win-win if I ever heard one!



Registration Is Open For The 2016-2017 School Year!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 04/08/16.

Registration is open for the 2016-2017 school year! We highly recommend grabbing your preferred class and lesson times early as some classes fill quickly. The deadline to get the 10% early registration discount, and to keep your existing lesson times for the new school year is Saturday, May 14th.

As always, private music students have the option to carry their existing lesson times into the new school year by registering before the May 14th deadline. If you're new, or are hoping to grab new lesson times for the coming school year, this is the best time of year to do that. The earlier you register, the more likely you'll be able to find times that work for your family.

For more information, Download the 2016-2017 Registration Form, call, or email. Existing students don't need to complete a new registration form. We already have your info on file, and can hold spots, and take tuition payments, at the front desk or over the phone. As always, check the online calendar for start dates, summer camps, workshops, and everything else. Call or email if you have any questions. Thanks!

Register and pay tuition before Saturday, May 14th for a 10% discount on your first quarterly, semester, or annual tuition payment. Although the 10% discount is nice, you only need to pay the $40 registration fee to hold a class or lesson time.



End Of Year Music Recitals Are On April 8/9 & 15/16.
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 03/28/16.

Our end-of-year music recitals are on the calendar (and listed below). Friends, siblings, parents, grandparents, neighbors (and really anyone) is welcome to attend. Double-check your times (and the notes) below. We'll see you there!

Friday, April 8th
07:00 PM - Leona Tokutake

Saturday, April 9th
09:00 AM - Rachel Strand & Michala Morris
11:30 AM - Patty Booher
02:00 PM - Zach Ross
04:30 PM - Barb Jeffress & Rob Meier
07:00 PM - Miriah Hawkins

Friday, April 15th
07:00 PM - Melanie Poling

Saturday, April 16th
11:30 AM - TJ West
07:00 PM - Aaron Jackson & Andrew Haselden
04:30 PM - Mary Busch

Generally speaking, these recitals run around sixty minutes but can be as long as ninety, depending on how many students are performing. Each instructor sets the "tone" for their recital and may send home additional instruction about attire and protocol. Unless you hear otherwise, the tone (and dress code) is casual. Family and friends are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

Although it's ideal to have students perform at their instructor's recital time, we are flexible, and allow students to perform at any time that works for your family's schedule. If you have questions about that, let Jamin know or touch base with your instructor.



The Battle of the Bands Finale Concert Is This Saturday!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 03/27/16.

The finale concert for Battle of the Bands v17 is this Saturday (April 2nd) at 8:00 PM. Attendance is free, and everyone is welcome (although it costs $1 to cast a vote for your favorite band). Come on out for a diverse and awesome night of music from some amazing teen musicians!

Each of our bands will be performing a cover song that they've learned, as well as an original song that they've written. From hard rock to pop to a show tune... This Saturday's playlist will be the most eclectic we've ever seen. With the audience's vote counting just as much as one of the judges... It's important that you come out to support your kids, grandkids, or friends. The concert will run around 45 minutes, so if you're dropping students off to support their friends, you can plan on picking up around 9:00. One more thing: It will be loud. You've been warned. See you there!

Congratulations to John Joe Rinella, David Rathbun, Jack Davis, Nick Jones, and Katie Rathbun -- this year's BOTB winners! We'll see you guys next spring for BOTB v18.



Trinity Arts Center is performing with the Globetrotters!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 03/21/16.

SLAY (Trinity Arts Center's urban dance company) is performing during half-time for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters on Tuesday, March 22nd (tomorrow) at Freedom Hall. If you don't already have tickets, they're offering a special discount for families that use our group ID. Come out, support our dancers, and enjoy a fun family night with the Harlem Globetrotters!

Order online using the code "MOREFUN" to take advantage of our discounted group rate or contact Derek Gensberg (group sales) directly at Gensburg@harlemglobetrotters.com or (602) 707-7037. See you there!



Trinity Arts Center Is Closed For Spring Break!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 03/14/16.

Trinity Arts Center is closed for Spring Break from Monday, March 14th through Saturday, March 19th. Enjoy the break, and we'll see you on Monday, March 21st, when we return.

Don't forget, you can always check our online calendar for an up-to-the-minute look at our schedule. We'll see you next week!



Tickets For "The Wemmicks" Go On Sale Today!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 03/08/16.
Tickets for The Wemmicks go on sale today!
Tickets for our spring production of The Wemmicks go on sale today! The Wemmicks is a full-length contemporary dance production based on the book "You Are Special" by Max Lucado with illustration by Sergio Martinez and music from United Pursuit Band, Owl City, Sigur Ros, Sara Bareilles, Falling Up, Nichole Nordeman, Tenth Avenue North, Mandisa, Lincoln Brewster, Jonsi, Switchfoot, and more...

For those unfamiliar with the story, The Wemmicks (pronounced wim-icks) are a society of small, wooden people who spend their time affixing dots or stars to the bodies of their fellow citizens -- dots for those who are dull, clumsy, or plain; and stars for those who are talented, athletic, or beautiful. Our story follows Punchinello, the lowest of the low in Wemmickville, as he deals with feelings of inadequecy, exclusion, and isolation as a result of the dotted judgement of his peers.

As the story unfolds, Punchinello becomes aware that there are some citizens to whom dots and stars don't stick -- Wemmicks who are immune to the judgement of their peers. One such Wemmick is a girl names Lucia, who begins to teach Punchinello how life was intended to be and where her true value comes -- from the value placed in her as a unique creation of their Maker, Eli.

As with all of our productions, this performance is appropriate for all ages and includes music, story telling, and contemporary dance that will engage, inspire, and touch the hearts of everyone in attendance.

Join us on Friday, May 13th at 7:00, Saturday, May 14th at 1:00, or Saturday, May 14th at 5:00 in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan College campus.

Purchase tickets for The Wemmicks.
Parents/Students: Click here to visit the parent production page, with complete rehearsal and production info.



Quarterly Tuition Is Due This Week!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 03/07/16.

Tuition for the next quarter is due this week. Please pay online (email invoices were sent out today), by mail, or at the front desk. Thanks!

Note: Our online class schedule lists the tuition amounts for our group dance and art clases and private music lessons. If you have any questions, please shoot us an email. Thanks!



Only 0  50  Spaces Left At Our Father/Daughter Dance!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/29/16.

Sorry, this year's event is sold out! If you've got a spot reserved, we'll see you in a couple weeks. If you didn't make it this time, hopefully we'll see you next year. = )

Create an unforgettable memory with your daughter(s) at Trinity Arts Center's 5th annual Father/Daughter dance on Saturday, February 20th. Make your reservation fast, before tickets are sold out (they sell out every year). The cutoff for this year's registration is Monday, February 8th. Don't wait!

Our annual Father/Daughter Dance is an elegant night of dining and dancing, with all proceeds going to the Trinity Arts Foundation's Arts Give Back program, awarding scholarships to talented students and grants to local art and music teachers doing good work in our community. Come dance the night away and make great memories with your daughters, friends, and fellow fathers. It will be a night to remember!

Dinner will include a gourmet, catered meal with a variety of drinks and a tasty desert. Attire is formal (anything from slacks and a button-down to full-blown tux), as we'll spend the evening dancing under the lights at The Venue, in downtown Johnson City, on Saturday, February 20th from 6:00-9:30. Tickets are $20 each. Call or email early to reserve your place and provide your meal preferences. We'll see you there!



Our Summer Dance Intensive Is Going To Be Amazing!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/25/16.

Registration for our 2016 Summer Dance Intensive is open today, with some past favorites and some new faces that are going to deliver an amazing series of classes for this summer's two-week program. Space is limited so register now for one or both weeks (June 6-10 and June 13-17). It will be a summer to remember!

This summer's intensive will feature long-time friends and favorites like Cheryl Cutlip (Project Dance, The Rockettes), Denise Gillman (Cecchetti Council, Gillman's School of Dance), and Anna Daught (Lake Erie Ballet, Charlottesville Ballet); and some new faces like Carl Harris & Natassia Harris (Just Dance Video Game, E3, Stage One), and Allan McCormick (LeReve, Celine Dion, Dancing With The Stars).

Both weeks of our intensive (June 6-10 and June 13-17) will include an intense 5 1/2 hour daily schedule of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and theatrical classes, with lots of opportunities to learn new choreography, push yourself, and benefit from the varied personal experience of this amazing group of dancers, teachers, and choreographers. In addition to being talented performers and teachers, these guests are all incredible role models and mentors. You will be inspired and changed.

Classes are available for both intermediate (at least two years of ballet) and advanced (at least three years on pointe) levels. Tuition is $300 per week or $500 for both. The intensive is 100% open to students outside of our studio, although space is limited and housing is not included.

Download the brochure or visit trinityartscenter.com/sdi for more information about the schedule, instructors, and cost. Email or call if you have any questions. We'd love to see you there!



Trinity Arts Center Snow/Cancellation Policy!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/20/16.

Since the weather and roads are often clear by the time we start classes, we do not follow the cancellation schedule for any of the area school systems. Cancellations are announced via email, on the web site, and on Facebook by noon of the day in question. If we are open, we will not post anything. Of course, use your own judgement if the roads where you live won't allow you to make it in (or if you'd just rather go sledding). = )

Cancellation notices appear on the home page in large, orange text, at the top of the page. When in doubt, feel free to shoot me an email. = )



We're Celebrating, But We're Open!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/18/16.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are open for classes and lessons today. In fact, we're always open for the one-day Monday or Friday holidays. When in doubt, check our online calendar for the most up-to-date info.



Valery Lantratov Ballet Intensive
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/07/16.
Valery Lantratov Ballet Intensive
LOCAL DANCERS: Valery Lantratov, General Director of the Russian National Ballet Federation, will be teaching two ballet master classes on Saturday, January 16th from 12:00-1:30 (intermediate) and 1:30-3:00 (advanced).

A graduate of the Moscow Academic Choreographic College, Lantratov was selected as a first soloist with the Moscow Stanislavski Ballet, dancing principal roles in ballets such as Don Quixote, Copellia, and Romeo & Juliet. Valery's credits include international performances with the Kremlin Ballet, and the Russian National Ballet Foundation, which he formed in 1993, being named "People s Artist of Russia" -- the Russian Federation's highest artistic honor.

Mr. Lantratov holds a teaching certificate from Russia's National Academy of Theatrical Arts and is currently touring via the Russian National Ballet Foundation, introducing international audiences to some of the finest classical works of Russia. To see a video of Mr. Lantratov in action, watch this video on You Tube.

The Intermediate class is for our Level 3, 4, & 5 students. The Advanced class is for our Level 6 & 7. Participation is just $25 for the 90 minute workshop. Please take advantage of this very special opportunity to study from a Russian Master. Students from other schools are welcome! Email or call to register.



Registration For Princess Ballerina Camp Is Open!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/07/16.

Registration for this year's Princess Ballerina Camp is open! From dance classes to tea parties and face painting to dress up, if you are a young girl (ages 3-8), Princess Ballerina Camp is the place to be this summer!

Princess Ballerina Camp is a half-day arts camp that introduces young girls to dance, art, music, grace, and manners in a playful, fun, and colorful way. Daily activites will include tea parties, costumes, dance classes, music instruction, art projects, face painting, and more -- all designed to give your princess a fun-filled week of instruction, friendship, and creativity.

This year's camp will be held from Monday, June 20th to Friday, June 24th, from 9:00 to 12:00 each day, with a mid-morning snack and juice provided. To register, stop by the front desk at Trinity Arts Center or shoot us an email. Last year's camp filled up in about two weeks so, please register early to guarantee your spot. The cost is $100 and includes all materials, supplies, and a camp t-shirt.



Reservations For Our Annual Father/Daughter Dance!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/07/16.

There's no better role for a man to play than daddy, and there's no better opportunity to create memories with your daughter than at Trinity Arts Center's fifth annual Father/Daughter dance! Save the date, and make your reservation fast, before tickets are sold out (they sell out every year).

Our annual Father/Daughter Dance is an elegant night of dining and dancing, with all proceeds going to the Trinity Arts Foundation's Arts Give Back program, awarding scholarships to talented students and grants to local art and music teachers doing good work in our community. Come dance the night away and make great memories with your daughters, friends, and fellow fathers. It will be a night to remember!

Dinner will include a gourmet, catered meal with a variety of drinks and a tasty desert. Attire is formal (anything from slacks and a button-down to full-blown tux), as we'll spend the evening dancing under the lights at The Venue, in downtown Johnson City, on Saturday, February 20th from 6:00-9:30. Tickets are $20 each. Call or email early to reserve your place and provide your meal preferences. We'll see you there!



Tap Is Back!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/07/16.

Tap classes are back at Trinity Arts Center! Molly Gumbert will be teaching two levels to start (Tuesday at 5:00 for Tap 2 and at 6:00 for Tap 1), with plans to launch an adult class soon. If you're interested, please let us know, and drop in to try a free class.

Tuition is the same as for all dance classes -- $120 per quarter, $220 per semester, or $400 per year, pro-rated for when you begin. We'd love to have you!



There Are A Ton Of Creative Things Coming In 2016!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/01/16.

From new voice, guitar, piano, and drum instructors to Battle of the Bands, and from Tap classes to our spring production of The Wemmicks, there are a TON of new and creative things happening at Trinity Arts Center in 2016. For more information on classes, check out the Class Schedule, Online Calendar, or just shoot us an email. We'd love to see you soon!

Here's to an amazing 2016 for your students, families, and yourselves. We pray that you prosper and grow in every possible way, especially in grace and truth and peace.

Don't forget! We're back in class on January 4th, which marks the mid-point of our school year. There's no need to re-register. Unless we hear from you, your existing class and lesson times will just carry through from the fall. Thanks!



Battle of the Bands v17 Begins On January 16th!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/01/16.

Please Note: The start date and finale concert dates have changed since the original announcement (the original dates conflicted with Easter weekend, which wasn't ideal). The dates posted below, and on our calendar, are correct.

The 17th edition of Battle of the Bands, our ten-week teen songwriting and performance workshop, begins on Saturday, January 16th at 1:00, with a two hour meet-and-greet. At this pre-event for the actual workshop, we'll play a bit, get to know each other, and make plans for the next ten weeks of musical goodness.

BOTB is open to any musician, ages 12-18, who has enough proficiency on their instrument to play some basic chords and rhythms. Students are grouped by age, playing ability, and style preference (as best as we can) and -- can even sign up to participate with a group of friends. We've had everything from vocal/piano duets to seven-member pop groups and worship bands to full-blown hard rock acts over the past nine years. Whatever your ability, insrument, or style, we've likely got a place for you!

The program consists of a meet and greet to determine the playing ability of each student, followed by 10 coach-supervised rehearsals, scheduled on Saturday afternoons between 12:00 and 3:00. On Saturday, April 2nd, we'll wrap things up with a finale concert and "Battle of the Bands" where each band will play their music for a live audience and a panel of judges. We'll have a great time, learn a lot, make new friends, gain some confidence, and (hopefully) write some great music!

Tuition is $150 for the 10-week session. We have guitar amps, drums, mics, and pianos in-house but don't provide any other instruments. Shoot me an email to hold your spot. We always need drummers and bass players, so if you know some... Send them our way!



Quarter/Semester Tuition Is Due January 4th!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 01/01/16.

Tuition for the next quarter or semester (depending on how you pay) is due on January 4th. You should have already gotten an email invoice/reminder about those. Please pay online, by mail, or at the front desk as soon as possible. Thanks!

Note: Our online class schedule lists the tuition amounts for our group dance and art clases and private music lessons. If you have any questions, please shoot us an email. Thanks!



Merry Christmas! (We're Closed Until January 4th)
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 12/21/15.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." - John 3:16-17

Have a great Christmas. We'll see you on January 4th.



Tickets For God With Us Are Going Fast!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 11/30/15.

Tickets for the 10th annual performance of God With Us, our original, full-length ballet retelling the story of Christmas through dance and a selection of traditional and contemporary Christmas music, are going fast! Make God With Us a part of your family's Christmas tradition and join us on Saturday, December 19th at 1:00 or 5:00 in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan College campus.

As of November 30th, Premium seating is sold out at both the 1:00 and 5:00 performances. There are still lots of good standard seats available, and we do not expect to sell out. Tickets will be available online and at the door, right up until showtime. We'd love to see you there!

Parents & Students: Visit the production page for complete information about casts, costumes, rehearsal times, performances, parent volunteers, and more. Order tickets online at trinityartscenter.com/tickets.

Purchase tickets for God With Us.



Thank You! (Also, we're closed next week.)
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 11/22/15.

With Thanksgiving week upon us, we wanted to take a minute to express a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who has participated at the Arts Center or supported the Arts Foundation over the past 9 1/2 years. We hope we have served and loved you well. Without question, you have served and loved us! Thank you.

"The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities." - Psalm 103

P.S. We are closed the entire week of Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday and time with your family and friends. We'll see you when we return on Monday, November 30th.




We Need Your Help Now, More Than Ever!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 11/19/15.

At Trinity Arts Center, we believe in the difference that the Gospel makes, and we believe that the arts are a great way to communicate the Gospel to others and to participate in worship and service ourselves. Because of this conviction, we say "yes" every time a student or parent asks for help with tuition and we seek out opportunities to be generous in supporting the arts in our community.

As we wrap up the year, we're looking to continue our investment in low-income students with $50,000 of educational scholarships, and to underfunded public schools and teachers with $6,000 in resource grants. To do that, we need your help. If you feel led, please make a tax-deductible donation today.

Trinity Arts Foundation
909 Chase Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604

Donate now.



Support The Arts Through Smile.Amazon.com!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 11/19/15.

For those of you who shop on Amazon.com, it is super-easy to support the arts every time you shop. Just visit Smile.Amazon.com, select the Trinity Arts Foundation as your preferred charity, and shop away. It's a great way to give back!

Speaking of giving back, thanks to all of you who have supported the Trinity Arts Center and the Trinity Arts Foundation for the past nine years. We'll eclipse $50,000 in scholarships and grants for this semester (over $350,000 since 2006), and we are looking to do much more in the future. We are super proud of the work that our teachers and students are doing in our community. We know it changes lives and we really appreciate your ongoing support.

P.S. Please keep us on your short list for charitable giving this year. We could really use your help. Thanks!




Support The Arts Through ArtsGiveBack.com!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 11/08/15.

For 2016, we've set a goal to give away $50,000 in scholarships and $6,000 in grants to local low-income schools (we're on pace to surpass $350,000 in total grants and scholarships since 2006). To do that, we need your help. Whether it's $10, $100, or $10,000, please consider a year-end gift. We can't do it without you.

Who is the Trinity Arts Foundation?

Since 2006, the Trinity Arts Foundation, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, and the Trinity Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary arts school, have connected with students, parents, artists, teachers, and patrons to provide God-honoring arts education and performance opportunities in the Tri-Cities area. Through hundreds of educational workshops, classes, and live performances; and more than $350,000 in performance grants and educational scholarships, the Arts Foundation continues to press into its mission to support Christian musicians, dancers, actors, teachers, artists, writers, and directors who aspire to create programs and performance that balance excellence with accessibility, passion with purity, and truth with love.

We believe that art is meaningful, that stories are inspirational, that music is universal, that dance is beautiful, that creativity is valuable, and that God is good.

For more information, visit artsgiveback.org. Make a difference by donating online, dropping off a year-end gift, or mailing one to: Trinity Arts Foundation, 909 Chase Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604. Thanks!

Donate now.



Tickets For God With Us Are Available Today!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 10/26/15.

Tickets for the 10th annual performance of "God With Us", our original, full-length ballet retelling the story of Christmas through dance and classic and contemporary Christmas music, are available today! Make "God With Us" a part of your family's Christmas tradition and join us on Saturday, December 19th at 1:00 or 5:00 in Seeger Chapel on the Milligan College campus.

Parents & Students: Visit the production page for complete information about casts, costumes, rehearsal times, performances, parent volunteers, and more. Order tickets online at trinityartscenter.com/tickets.

Purchase tickets for God With Us.



We're Closed Next Week For Fall Break!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 10/02/15.

Trinity Arts Center is closed next week (Monday, October 5th through Saturday, October 10th) for Fall Break. My suggestion for the week: Hike up to Round Bald on Roan Mountain to enjoy one of the best views in the area and pick the last of this year's wild blueberries (if there are any left). It's a pretty short hike that is well worth the view.

P.S. Tuition reminders will go out again today. Whether you're past-due or settling up for the next quarter, please get those in ASAP. Thanks!

P.S.S. A hike around the lake at Bay's Mountain is pretty high on my fall list too, although that will be prettier once the leaves change (it looks a bit like the photo above).



The Nutcracker & The Land Of Sweets!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 09/14/15.

Join us on November 13th, 14th, or 15th for an abbreviated, forty-five minute, kid-friendly performance of The Nutcracker, and a follow-up photo opportunity with all of the characters from the show.

Performances will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, 1:00 and 4:00 PM on Saturday, and 3:00 PM on Sunday, with visits from your favorite dancers in the main lobby after each performance. Bring your cameras and take advantage of the Nutcracker themed decorations and costumed characters, who will travel around the room, visiting and taking photos with attendees. Tickets for the performance are $5 and can be purchased at the front desk or at trinityartscenter.com/tickets. Order early, as seating is limited to around 100 per show.



Tap Is Back!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 09/13/15.

Beginning Tuesday, October 13th, tap classes are returning to Trinity Arts Center! Molly Gumbert will be teaching two levels to start (Tap 2 at 5:00 and Tap 1 at 6:00), with plans to launch an adult class soon. If you're interested, please let us know.

Tuition is the same as for all dance classes -- $120 per quarter, $220 per semester, or $400 per year, pro-rated for when you begin. Drop in for a free, trial class first, to make sure it's a good fit. We'd love to have you!



We Are Open For Labor Day!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 09/06/15.

We are open for Labor Day (although we won't hold it against you if you choose to sneak in a day at the lake or a family trip this weekend). By the way... We're always open for the single-day holidays, except for Thanksgiving (where we take the whole week off). Our other breaks (fall, Christmas, spring) line up with the Johnson City school schedule.

By the way... Our online calendar is always up-to-date if you have a question about when we're open or closed, or about upcoming recitals, tuition deadlines, or productions. We'll publish info about snow days in a couple months (we do our own thing there too). We'll see you soon!



Our Dance Program Is Growing, Again!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 07/20/15.

Trinity Arts Center is building yet another dance studio (our fourth), to make room for more early childhood classes, more hip-hop classes, more boy's/men's classes, and more adult ballet classes. If you're considering Trinity Arts Center as your dance studio, we're making room for you! Come dance with us!

Class begin on August 3rd, with offerings for every age/experience level, including adults. Drop in for a free trial class, call, or email Tanya to schedule a private evaluation. Whether you're looking for top-notch ballet training, an opportunity to reconnect with a lost love of dance, or just to express yourself and have fun with other creative people... We'd love to see you in class!



Guitar, Piano, Voice, Violin, Drums... Try A Free Lesson!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 07/20/15.

"The only proof I needed for the existence of God was music." (Vonnegut) ~ At Trinity Arts Center, we have ten private music rooms full of instructors, artists, worship leaders, songwriters, and musicians who love music, and love to share that love of music with others. Drop in for a free, trial lesson and see if our instructors can inspire you!

By the way... If you're a teacher who fits the description above, we'd love to add you to our little community. We're always growing, and always looking for new talent. Give me a shout if that's you.



Weekly Art Classes For Littles, Tweens, and Teens!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 07/20/15.

This year, we're continuing to expand our fine arts program, with three levels of art classes designed for littles (6-8), tweens (9-12), or teens and adults (13+). Classes for all three age groups are offered on Tuesday or Thursday. Come bring your creativity to life, and connect with other artists. We'd love to see you there!

All three classes will introduce students to a variety of art techniques as part of an all inclusive, general fine arts curriculum. We're here to encourage, train, and inspire you. Come be creative, and learn the skills to bring your vision and voice to life!



Classes Begin On August 3rd!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 07/10/15.

With the new school year just three weeks away, it's time to lock up your class and lesson times for the fall! If you'd like to meet in person, we'll be at the Arts Center every Monday in July from 4:00-8:00. Of course, you can always email or call as well. Our private music schedule is already more than half full, with several classes at capacity. Don't wait. Now is the time!

Don't hesitate to call or email if you've already sent me your registration request and would like to confirm. I'll be sending out tuition invoices this week. Your $40 registration fee is required to hold your spot. Tuition isn't due until the first week of classes (although you're welcome to pay it online and avoid the lines at the front desk). Visit trinityartscenter.com/registration to see this year's class schedule. See you soon!



Summer Music Lessons!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/19/15.

Like to keep from losing momentum and stalling progress over the summer, but need some flexibility for vacations and camps? Sign up for summer lessons and only pay for the weeks you're available. We have teachers available on all of our regular instruments. Call or shoot me an email for more info.

Summer lessons are being offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, starting at 2:30 in the afternoon. Tuition is a flat $17 per week x the number of lessons you are able to make, with no registration fee or extras. Call or email for more info. The majority of our teachers will begin the week of June 1st.



Summer Break Begins On Friday, May 22nd!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/19/15.

After this week's snow make-up days (Monday through Thursday only), we're on break from our regular classes and lessons until August 3rd. We do still have lots of summer art classes, dance intensives, and music lessons though. Scroll down the page a bit, or check the calendar for those.

P.S. Now is the best time of year to lock up the class and lesson times you need for the fall. Download next year's schedule, then call or email to hold your spots. We'll be a bit slower than usual to respond, but we'll get back to you asap.



Eight-Week Summer Art Workshops For All Ages!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/04/15.

Beginning June 2nd, we're launching an eight-week series of art classes for students of all ages (including adults). Students in all levels will experiment with a variety of mediums and techniques. Whatever your age or skill level, this is a great chance to take your creativity to new heights (and for moms, it's a great chance to get the kids out of the house for a couple hours, and make a mess at our place instead of yours).

Classes will be offered on three different days, from 10:00-12:00 on Tuesday, for ages 6-8, Wednesday, for ages 9-12, or Thursday, for ages 13 and up. The cost, for eight weeks (sixteen hours) of instruction, including all materials, is $200. Call or email to hold a spot. Space is limited, to ensure plenty of one-on-one instruction.



Battle of the Bands - Summer/Studio Edition!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/04/15.

This summer, we're taking our Battle of the Bands student songwriting workshop to the next level with a Studio Edition that will bring students from the rehearsal space into the recording studio! If you're a talented young musician who would like to take the next step in your musical journey; this is exactly what you're looking for.

This two-week intensive will include daily, three-hour rehearsals the week of June 22nd through June 26th, and a single 8-hour block of recording time at The Sound Asylum recording studio in Johnson City in week two. As with our "regular" Battle of the Bands workshops, you'll work with a coach to write original music with other talented musicians. The difference, is that instead of ten one-hour rehearsals, you'll get an intense fifteen hours of rehearsals in a single week, then transition to the studio to record, mix, and master your creation.

The workshop is limited to just four bands, and participants will have to audition so that we can match ages, playing ability, and styles, and ensure a positive writing and recording experience. Of course, you're welcome to bring your existing friends and/or bandmates to participate as well. Any style is welcome.

The cost to participate is $300, which will include rehearsals, studio time, a digital copy of your song, and lunch every day that we're in session (lunch and the studio time alone are worth more than $400). Bands will rehearse from either 9-12 or 1-4 each day, with an hour of crossover for lunch and hanging out, then will spend one eight-hour day in the studio the following week, recording their masterpiece (schedule to be determined by the coaches).

Call or email to schedule a private evaluation/audition. We'll continue scheduling those until all four rehearsal times are filled. We're imagining somewhere between 16 and 20 students total, so act quickly if you're interested. This could fill very fast.



Registration Is Open For The 2015-2016 School Year!
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 05/01/15.

Registration is open for the 2015-2016 school year! We highly recommend grabbing your preferred class and lesson times early as some classes fill quickly. The deadline to keep your existing lesson times for the new school year is Friday, May 15th.

As always, private music students have the option to carry their existing lesson times into the new school year by registering before Friday, May 15th. If you're new, or are hoping to grab new lesson times for the coming school year, this is the best time of year to do that. You'll have more choices now than at any other time of the year.

For more information, Download the 2015-2016 registration form, call, or email. Existing students don't need to complete a new registration form. We already have your info on file, and can hold spots, and take tuition payments, at the front desk or over the phone. As always, check the online calendar for start dates, summer camps, and performances. Call or email if you have any questions. Thanks!



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