Music blog

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]