Music blog

  • Who’s that playing the opening of World Series game 6?

    October 29, 2014

    Truman’s tuba and euphonium professor, Steven Seward, performed the national anthem as part of the Kansas City Symphony in Game 6 of the World Series. Seward has been the principal tuba with the Kansas City Symphony since 1982 and has been on the faculty at Truman since 1983. You can spot him right in front […]

  • New Horizons Music Festival

    October 15, 2014

    The 16th edition of the Department of Music’s festival of contemporary music will be held of the Truman Campus October 24th and 25th.  This year’s Festival features six concerts on the beautiful Truman State University campus in Kirksville, Missouri. We are pleased to announce that our guest composer for this year’s festival is  Amy X […]

  • Music Alumnus Appointed to Faculty at Mizzou

    August 13, 2014

    Megan Arns recently jointed the School of Music faculty at the University of Missouri in August 2014 as Assistant Teaching Professor of Percussion. Megan is a candidate for a D.M.A. in Percussion Performance & Literature and a M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the Eastman School of Music and was awarded performance degrees from Florida State University […]

  • Percussion News

    July 2, 2014

    Undergraduate percussion students Nicole Ulmer and Andrew Brogan, and incoming freshman, Jensynn Casper, are out on the road this summer. Nicole is in the front ensemble with Phantom Regiment, Andrew on tenors with the Scouts (Madison), and Jensynn in the front ensemble with the Troopers. Best wishes to each! Dr. Michael Bump was recently named […]

  • Saxophone Student Named 2014 Presser Scholar

    June 16, 2014

    Joel Gordon, a music major from Kansas City, MO, has been named the Presser Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award is given to an outstanding music major at the end of his or her junior year. The Presser Foundation honored Gordon with this prestigious award this spring. Gordon is pursuing […]

  • Music Student to Present at MACRO Conference

    April 22, 2014

    Chloe Bertschi, graduate music theory student, has been accepted to give a 30-minute presentation on her paper “The Three Personnages of Messiaen’s Instants Défunts” at this year’s MACRO conference, a national conference that will take place from June 27-28 in Madison, Wis.  MACRO, the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization, is an organization whose primary goal […]

  • Graduate Clarinet Student Receives Award

    April 17, 2014

    Luis Viquez, Master of Arts in Music student, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Robert Fountain Memorial Award from the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization.  The $1000 honorarium is presented by MACRO to an outstanding music major in the area of performance, in memory of the University of Wisconsin’s Dr. Robert Fountain, an […]

  • Alumnus Returns for a Guest Recital

    March 24, 2014

    Dr. Scott Piper, an alumnus and renowned tenor, will return to Truman March 29 to posthumously honor a former professor whom he greatly admired. Years ago on the Truman campus, a special friendship developed between English professor and poet Jim Thomas and a young Piper, who is the son of faculty members Fontaine Piper and […]

  • Student Wins Prestigious Music Competition

    March 19, 2014

    Andrew Robson, a senior Music Performance major, recently won the National Career Awards Competition sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the NSAL (National Society of Arts and Letters).  The NSAL was founded in 1944 as a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to discovering and encouraging talented young artists.  Robson will now compete at the National […]

  • Trumpet Professor Guest Artist at FSU

    March 3, 2014

    Dr. Gregory Jones, Truman’s trumpet professor, recently completed a visit to the Florida State University where he presented a master class, performed a work for trumpet and piano by Greek composer Babis Kanas, and adjudicated the Bryan Goff Solo Trumpet Competition. Pictured are (l-r) Dr. Jones, Bryan Goff, Emeritus Professor of Trumpet, FSU, and Dr. […]

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