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A Musical Celebration of Trinity at 150

When the opening horn chorale settles into the key of A minor, a theme emerges: the theme of ethos, pathos, and logos—the creation of order where only chaos existed before. It’s the theme of Symphony No. 2 – Trinity, a brand new symphony composed by music professor Brian Bondari and performed under the direction of music professor Joseph Kneer. I sat down with these musicians to discuss what it meant to create and collaborate on this incredible and important work. Their thoughts were meaningful and engaging, enough so that I wanted to share our entire conversation in the form of my first video podcast.

President Anderson sitting with Brian and Joseph

Music has been woven into Trinity’s DNA since its founding in Tehuacana in 1869. Alongside mathematics and literature, music was one of the first departments established at the University. Today, more than a quarter of Trinity’s student body participates in musical ensembles, and musicians have come from every one of Trinity’s 48 majors.

These students brought Symphony No. 2 – Trinity to life at its world premiere in October. Alongside the Tower bells and the chords of the alma mater, the melodies of the symphony resound across the University. When you close your eyes and imagine them, what melodies bring you back home to campus? Share your stories with me. I truly enjoy hearing from the Trinity community.

Best wishes,
Danny Anderson
President, Trinity University

As Trinity's chief storyteller, I love to share news about the University. But I also love hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me at TUPresident [at] Also, follow me on Twitter @TU_President19 or follow conversations on my website at