Mission: Founded by Dr. Arlene Shrut in 2003, New Triad for Collaborative Arts is a 501(c)(3) educational and arts services organization that provides professional, inter-disciplinary presentation skills to performers, creating classical music performances that are more engaging and accessible to audiences. New Triad is the only organization of its kind that goes beyond musical instruction to train artists in how to personally communicate and visually engage with their audiences.
As a premiere educational and arts services organization, New Triad for Collaborative Arts’ unique programs – combining the disciplines of drama, movement, musical Interpretation, and the art of speaking – affords young artists the opportunity to dramatically increase their expressiveness and transform the visual impact of their performances. The interactive and intensive process facilitated by professionals at the top of their fields enables performing artists to make a profound impact in today's musical market. New Triad not only improves the caliber of performance art as it stands today, but also serves to create cultural excellence for future generations. New Triad serves singers across the United States through their association with high schools, colleges and universities, national organizations and music festivals.
New Triad's interdisciplinary faculty is carefully selected so that all members reflect New Triad's educational approach: combining technical, expressive and philosophical excellence in providing young artists with the essential presentation skills to perform effectively both aurally and visually. Through this aligned approach, New Triad faculty goes beyond the training offered at most music schools and festivals to empower performers to move and engage contemporary audiences.
Results: The value of New Triad for Collaborative Arts programs has been recognized by leading universities and conservatories that have sponsored festivals and residencies, including (but not limited to):
• Manhattan School of Music
• Yale University
• Mannes College
• Sarah Lawrence College
• The Juilliard School
• LaGuardia High School
• Vancouver International Song institute
• Chamber Music America National Convention and NYC Workshop
• Songfest at Malibu
• National Association of Teachers of Singing State Conventions
Programs: Provided group coaching and private lessons to musicians that stress professional and presentation skills which enhance their interaction with the audience.
provided various grants to recepients who are pursuing education in the arts.
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The goals that Arlene Shrut has set for New Triad to accomplish are much-needed! She has gathered a skilled group of people in the professional music field to meet those goals. The programs and classes that New Triad provides are extremely well-conceived. There are many students and professionals who have and who will benefit from the work that Arlene Shrut and New Triad provide. It is a valuable and worth-while organization.
In my 31 year career in musical higher education, I encountered many, many organizations suggesting it carried the silver bullet to success in a challenging field. New Triad makes no such promises. The value and success of New Triad as an organization is that is simply, purely engages in the art of collaboration on many levels: collaboration between individual performers, collaboration between organizations, collaboration in leaders in music education. I experienced a unique level of commitment from each individual in the organization and I've been close up to see the transformation that can take place in individual artists as well as organizations themselves. New Triad is a notable and worthy organization in every way and on every level.
Finally, someone is doing for art song and opera what Gustavo Dudamel has been doing for orchestral music with young people: creating energized, passionate and deeply inspired performances by aspiring singers who understand what they are singing about and how to communicate and connect with an audience. New Triad for the Collaborative Arts is a precious commodity in this day and age of canned music and a worthy non-profit organization, making a significant contribution to not only the lives of young professionals, but to those who have the privilege of hearing their performances. Dr. Arlene Shrut has worked tirelessly for many years to bring her vision of collaborative performances to fruition. Ellen Markus, MA, CCC/SLP, DMA
I have followed New Triad for Collaborative Arts Inc. from its inception. The organization is committed to exploring new and creative avenues for performers - both instrumentalists and vocalists -- to reach, move, and delight their audiences. Dr. Arlene Shrut has been a moving force in this endeavor and continues to inspire her colleagues in the field to bring the message of communication and accessibility to performers hungry to learn. I've witnessed the success of 'theme' recitals and support the work New Triad is doing with younger performers to enhance their presentations before live audiences. The joy of collaboration is inherent in every New Triad program.