Music blog

  • Woodwinds Students Receive Awards at 2020 MMTA Competition

    November 17, 2020

    The Missouri Music Teachers Association hosts an annual statewide competition, and this year Truman was well represented with numerous students receiving awards in the Collegiate Woodwind category.  These students worked above and beyond by learning three contrasting solos, paying the extra audition and accompanist fees, and making/uploading their audition videos.  It was an extremely beneficial learning […]

  • Dr. Hyejin Cho signs contract with Orpheus Classical Records

    September 24, 2020

    Dr. Hyejin Cho signed a contract for the Orpheus Classical label to record piano works of Robert Schumann. The album will be available in all the online platforms of digital distribution including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, Rhapsody in May 2021. Also Dr. Cho is having an active performing schedule as a performing artist in […]

  • Moving on…

    April 22, 2020

    Congratulations to our students who are moving on to graduate school! Hannah Gallamore has been accepted into the PhD/Artist Certificate degree program at the University of Miami (FL) for this Fall.  She has also been awarded a teaching assistantship. Christian Kuhluman, has been accepted into the MM Performance degree program at Colorado State University.  He […]

  • Hannah Gallamore receives Grand Prize

    March 16, 2020

    Graduate percussion student, Hannah Gallamore, received the Grand Prize at the 13th Annual Missouri Percussive Arts Marimba Competition, collegiate division.  The competition took place Fri-Sat., March 6-7th at the Cowan Civic Center, Lebanon, Missouri.  Guest Adjudicator for the event was internationally-renowned marimba artist, Svet Stoyanov.  Hannah competed against students from throughout the Midwest, hailing from […]

  • Guest Percussion Trio Concert

    November 4, 2019

    The percussion trio TROIKA will perform a guest artist concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Originally from New York City, the trio specializes in performances of new works for percussion written by some of today’s most innovative composers. In addition to traditional percussion instruments, they will be utilizing an array […]

  • North Star Music Festival Schedule

    October 23, 2019

    October 25-26 All events Free and Open to the Public Friday Concert: 8:00 PM – Performances by Faculty and students, closing with Cantoria, Truman’s a capella choir. (Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall) Saturday Concerts: 3:00 PM – Truman student musicians give a recital of contemporary works (OP 2350) 4:15 PM – Artist-talk with special guest Ivette […]

  • Truman Student Wins the 2019 MADSM Collegiate Composition Competition

    The Missouri Association of Departments and Schools of Music (MADSM) and the Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI) have chosen the winners in the 2019 MADSM Collegiate Composition Competition. The winning work in the Undergraduate category is “Cadencia” by Samuel Tillman, a student at Truman State University, and the winner in the Graduate category is “Hitt […]

  • Flute Student Wins Prize at International Competition

    August 9, 2019

    Congratulations to Donald Rabin for receiving 3rd Prize in the 5th Edition of the ENKOR International Music Competition! He is a senior flute performance major at Truman State University studying under Dr. Julianna Moore, with additional instruction from Mark Sparks and Jennifer Nitchman of the Saint Louis Symphony. In addition to flute, he enjoys his […]

  • Woodwind Students Win Prizes at Competition

    April 9, 2019

    Two of Truman’s music students recently won prizes in the Instrumental Division of the Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition.  Jichen Zhang (graduate saxophonist) placed first, and Donald Rabin (senior flutist) tied for second place.  The competition was open to instrumental students ages 20 to 30, and the other competitors came from Indiana University, the Peabody […]

  • Truman Piano Festival

    February 11, 2019

    The 36th annual Truman Piano Festival will take place Feb. 15-16, 2019 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. This year’s featured guest artist is Dr. Ilia Radoslavov. At 8 p.m. on Feb. 15 he will perform a solo recital that features the three pianos sonatas, Op. 31 by Ludwig van Beethoven. At 9:30 a.m. on […]