Music blog

  • 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 […]

  • Upcoming Concert to Feature Bach & Rutter

    April 3, 2018

    A concert featuring two short choral-orchestral masterworks, J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat” and John Rutter’s “Requiem,” will occur at 8 p.m. April 7 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. English composer and conductor Rutter is known for his work with the Cambridge Singers and for writing approachable music. “Requiem,” written in 1985 and dedicated to the composer’s father, […]

  • Saxophone Faculty Recital

    February 19, 2018

    A faculty recital featuring Dr. Xin Gao, saxophone, and Dr. Bhunghee Yoo, piano, will occur at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will include “Largo” by George Frideric Handel, “Sonata en C#” by Fernande Decruck, “Chinese Ancient Dances” by Chen Yo, “Ku […]

  • Music Student Wins St. Louis Competition

    Congratulations to Truman flute performance major Donald Rabin on being selected as the first place winner of the 2018 St. Louis Chapter Competition for the National Society of Arts and Letters. It is an organization that assists promising young artists through competitions, financial assistance, master classes, mentoring, and providing career opportunities. There are several chapters across […]

  • The 35th Annual Truman Piano Festival

    February 12, 2018

    The 35th annual Truman Piano Festival will be Feb. 16-17 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The festival will feature guest artist Robert Carney. He will perform a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 that features the work of Bach, Bonds, Copland, Menotti, Prokofiev and Liszt. He will conduct a master class at 9:30 a.m. […]

  • Orchestra to Perform with Guests from Italy

    January 29, 2018

    Truman’s symphony orchestra, conducted by Sam McClure, will be performing in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The orchestra will be joined by six musicians from Boccherini and Puccini Conservatories in Italy. Puccini Conservatory faculty members Fabrizio Merlini, viola, and Federico Rovini, piano, will perform as soloists in music by […]

  • Students Win Honors at NATS Competition

    November 2, 2017

    This past weekend, October 28-29, 2017 eight students represented Truman at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Auditions held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Il.  Participants were Cady Thomas, Marissa Elliott, Emily Heyl, Brienna Long, Allison Holloway, Noah Rogers, and Rachel Buttram.  Six students made semi-finals, and three won honors.  Allison Holloway […]