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.
Six years ago I was talking with my friend and colleague, Dr. Arlene Shrut, and asked her to tell me what exciting things she had been doing. Wow. Many people are passionate about their fields, but not all have the commitment and energy to work so tirelessly to improve them. I've been a Board Member since that time, and it continues to amaze me how consistently the reactions of both audiences and participants confirm that New Triad's drive to connect art, artist, and audience in the 21st century is exactly on point.
I have been a board member and treasurer of New Triad for 3 years - what impresses me most about the organization are the meaningful programs it offers, and through generous support from individuals and private foundations, is able to do this at no cost to schools, universities, government agencies or taxpayers!
When I was asked to join the Board of New Triad, the decision was simple...yes, yes, yes! New Triad programs,developed by Dr Arlene Shrut and the outstanding faculty, are exactly what young singers need to thrive in the difficult arena of professional music performance. As a graduate of one of the world's leading music schools, I only wish that I had been given the opportunity to learn the valuable professional skills New Triad promotes.