Music blog

  • Truman Clarinetists Attend Midwest ClariFest

    April 23, 2015

    On Saturday, April 18th seven Truman clarinet students traveled with Dr. Jesse Krebs to Lincoln, Nebraska to participate in the 2015 Midwest ClariFest: Taeyeong Jung, Joelle Beusterien, Cory Hogan, Timothy Clasby, Meranda Dooley, Brianna Broach, and Andrew Wolf.  Freshman music major Meranda Dooley was selected to perform in a morning master class with the featured […]

  • Music Alumnus Hired in Boston

    March 30, 2015

    Congratulations to Truman music alumnus Katharine Scharff (B.A. ’13), who has just been hired by the Haynes Flute Company in Boston, MA as a flute craftsman.  Katharine is currently completing her post-undergraduate work at Redwind Technical College as a woodwind repair technician, and she has already been employed by Haynes before she even graduated!

  • Mirari Brass Quintet Visits Truman

    February 23, 2015

    Mirari Brass Quintet will be on campus Feb. 25 to host a master class and perform a concert.  The master class, which is open to observers, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish 2340 and feature three student groups.  At 8 p.m. the quintet will perform a concert in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Engaging […]

  • The 17th Annual Truman Honor Band

    February 18, 2015

    On Saturday, February 14, high school students from all over the state of Missouri and Iowa participated in the 17th annual Truman State University Honor Band in Kirksville, Missouri. This year’s festival had an astonishing 90 students participating, and many had the opportunity to audition for music scholarships at Truman. The band was under the […]

  • Truman Piano Festival This Weekend

    February 16, 2015

    The 32nd Annual Truman Piano Festival will take place Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  The festival includes performances by a feature guest artist, Truman students and a competition for the Truman Piano Fellowship, a four-year full-ride scholarship to an incoming Truman piano major.This year’s featured guest artist is Dr. Pamela […]

  • Professor’s Music Review Published

    Dr. Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, had his review of the soundtrack recording of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” published in the current issue of the Lincoln Herald, the longest running journal on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.  John Williams’ score was performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus […]

  • Clarinet Student Receives University Grant

    January 12, 2015

    Congratulations to sophomore clarinetist Joelle Beusterien, who was recently selected to receive a university Grant-In-Aid of Scholarship and Research of $750 to attend the 2015 National Conference for the Organization of American Kodaly Educators in Minneapolis, MN this March.  Joelle is a music education major who is specifically interested in teaching elementary music.  She will […]

  • 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 […]

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