by Coretta Joe
Young award-winning Barbadian singer-songwriter Trinity Clarke continues to fly the Barbados flag high in all her endeavours.
Her latest pursuit sees her enrolled within the Music Conservatory programme on scholarship in the USA at Montverde Academy, an esteemed private boarding school.
Barbados TODAY recently caught up with the young talent, who said that she is worked up in regards to the program, which fosters, encourages, and educates young musicians.
The programme includes vocal music, instrumental string music, piano, and theatre arts.
With a rigorous timetable of French, World History, Algebra II, English II Honours, Environmental Science Honours within the morning segment, and music faculty classes within the evening, Trinity sees this new experience as the right opportunity to catapult her music profession to the following level.
As such, she intends to make the very best of her time at her new school — she hopes to follow in her mother Kareen’s footsteps and attend the celebrated Berklee College of Music.
“I actually have settled in nicely; the staff were very welcoming and were eagerly awaiting the Bajan girl. It was really touching.
“Dorm life is actually cool . . . I even got my very own locker. And I like my roommate, who’s a star athlete from Bermuda.
I actually have the Barbados flag over my bed. The varsity may be very diverse with its students from all around the world, which supplies me butterflies since it tells me that even an island girl can live in the massive world away from home,” she shared.
Just off a whirlwind Crop Over season where she placed second within the soca category on the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition, Trinity praised the platform as a developmental experience that did wonders for her confidence.
“Soca is an artform by itself; it’s not for the weak nor unhealthy because I needed to work hard, keep fit, remember dance steps, keep practising, eat healthily, and still get adequate rest.
Soca woke up something in me, and I like the vibe that live music brings. Regardless that it was fun, it’s an experience that actually kept me on my toes, and I’ll do all of it all over again next 12 months,” she told Barbados TODAY.
Humbled by this chance, Trinity explained that though there have been times when she and her mother began to feel disheartened, they kept praying.
“I would really like to thank God firstly for opening this door for me and making it possible for me
to do well.
“I would like to thank also the Prime Minister, The Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Community Empowerment, The Committee of the Arts and Sport Promotion Fund, The NCF, Eden Lodge Youth Charitable Trust, CGI Insurance, and family and friends. I’m so very thankful for his or her confidence in me,” she shared.
Trinity has two songs within the pipeline to be released soon — her soca song Vybzz and one other single, I Just Wanna Thank You, Lord.
“It’s my song of gratitude to the Lord who has been so faithful to me. I’m so thankful and pledge to do credit to my nation and the Kingdom of God.”