Music blog

  • Gold Medal Concerto Competition Winners

    November 10, 2014

    Congratulations to the three students who were chosen as this year’s winners of the Truman Gold Medal Concerto Competition: Sarite Brown, violin; Cady Thomas, soprano; and Eian Zellner, trumpet.  These students will now have the opportunity to perform their concertos with the Truman Symphony Orchestra on a concert this spring.  They were selected from a […]

  • Students Compete at MMTA Conference

    November 7, 2014

    Congratulations to the Truman music majors who recently competed at the 2014 Missouri Music Teachers Association College Woodwinds Competition on November 6th in Columbia, MO: Meranda Dooley, clarinet; Joelle Beusterien, clarinet; Taeyeong Jung, clarinet; Joel Gordon, saxophone; and Chelsea Zellner, flute.  Taeyeong Jung received Honorable Mention, Joel Gordon received first place in the Upper Division, […]

  • Vocal Students Win NATS District Competition

    November 4, 2014

    This past weekend, the Truman Music Department hosted the Missouri District Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, where over 200 singers and voice teachers from across Missouri participated, including 26 singers from Truman.  Eleven Truman singers advanced to the Semi-Final round, with two students advancing to the Final Round, where they both […]

  • Bluegrass Artist Rhonda Vincent Performs at Truman

    November 3, 2014

    Rhonda Vincent, bluegrass artist and five-time Grammy nominee, will perform during the second event of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Baldwin Auditorium.Since releasing her first solo album in 1988, Vincent has gone on to produce more than 15 others. Additionally, she has collaborated with many popular names in the industry […]

  • 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 […]

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