Music blog

  • 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 from Indiana University, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Music and the Brain

    February 4, 2019

    Prof. Shirley McKamie, Musicology, was the guest speaker on December 8, 2018, for a university event sponsored by Truman’s Upward Bound Program, which serves potential first-generation college students from a six-county area.  McKamie gave a program based on the popular film-music section of the course, “Biomusicology: The Study of Music From a Biological Perspective,” which […]

  • Music Education Major Lands Job in Hawaii

    February 3, 2019

    Truman MAE music student Cristin Selle was recently offered and accepted a music teaching position in Hawaii.  She had interviewed for positions in locations that included Morocco, Hong Kong, and Hawaii, and she was offered a job as Assistant Band Director at the Kamehemeha school in Hawaii.  The school system is called Kamehameha Schools (a […]

  • Wind Symphony to Perform “Wine-Dark Sea”

    November 12, 2018

    Wind Symphony I will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Baldwin Hall Auditorium. This performance features John Mackey’s symphony, “Wine-Dark Sea,” which depicts Odysseus long and treacherous journey home from war. Wind Symphony I will also perform works by Ron Nelson, Alfred Reed and Morton Gould. The concert is free and open […]

  • Woodwind Students Receive Awards at MMTA Competitions

    November 5, 2018

    Congratulations to the seven Truman woodwind students who recently competed at the Missouri Music Teachers Association Conference that took place in Columbia, MO on November 1-2, 2018.  Each performed three contrasting solos, which were evaluated by judges who provided written comments.  Senior Donald Rabin (flute) was the only undergraduate to compete in the prestigious national […]

  • Music Major Wins 2018 SAI Competition

    October 23, 2018

    The Sigma Alpha Iota Competition is an annual scholarship competition for undergraduate music students. The competition awards prize money, totaling to the amount of $2000 that is disbursed among two or three of 20 contestants. These scholarships aim to support the student’s success in the music discipline and provide financial support for musical endeavors. Donald […]

  • Steel Pan Artist to Perform with Truman Steel

    April 30, 2018

    Internationally renowned steel pan artist Victor Provost will perform with Truman Steel at 8 p.m. May 4 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the steel pan. He has developed a reputation as a “dazzling” soloist with a strong […]

  • Clarinet Students to Perform and Teach Abroad

    April 16, 2018

    Two Truman clarinet students have been selected to participate in programs overseas this summer. Anna Graves, a sophomore music performance major, will teach clarinet in Tanzania with the Clarinets for Conservation. Providing an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability through music education, the Daraja Music Initiative (DMI) promotes awareness of conserving Mpingo, commonly referred to as African […]

  • Percussion Ensemble to Perform Spring Concert

    April 12, 2018

    The concert percussion ensemble will perform their spring concert at 8 p.m. April 16 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The ensemble is directed by Michael Bump, professor of music and director of percussion studies, and comprised of 15 percussionists, including music majors, minors and non-majors. Conner Viets, a senior music performance major, will be featured […]