Music blog

  • Truman Steel to Perform Spring Concert

    April 27, 2013

    “Truman Steel,” will be presenting their first full length spring concert at 8 p.m. April 29, 2013 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  Dr. Michael Bump will be directing the ensemble.  The concert will feature a wide variety of traditional Trinidadian calypsos, as well as songos, socas, afro-cuban and jazz-fusion arrangements for the steel band.  […]

  • Saxophone Professor goes on Tour

    April 18, 2013

    José A. Zayas Cabán, Assistant Professor of Saxophone, will be touring the Midwest.  Mr. Zayas Cabán is performing with the trio Tres April 21 through April 29.  The trio recently performed at Ithaca College in Ithaca New York, and a tour of Central America.  The trio members include Colin Young, saxophone, Leah Siltberg Froelich, piano […]

  • Trumpet Professor Returns to China

    April 15, 2013

    Gregory Jones, Professor of Music, returns to China in early May for a tour that will include recitals, performances with Chinese colleagues, and master classes working with Chinese brass players and teachers. Concerts include an evening recital at the famed Beijing Central Conservatory, and performances in Tianjin and Lanzhou as well. This will be Dr. […]

  • Student Selected for Naftzger Young Artist Competition

    April 10, 2013

    Music student Joel Gordon, saxophone, has been selected to compete in the 73rd Naftzger Young Artists Auditions & Music Awards April 27 at Wiedemann Hall on the campus of Wichita State University. The competition, which is administered by the Wichita Symphony, will host 53 semifinalists, who will compete for $11,000 in prizes. Contestants will compete […]

  • Day of Percussion Set for April 13

    April 9, 2013

    Truman will be hosting the Missouri Percussive Arts Society’s “Day of Percussion” April 13 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The event is considered to be Missouri’s largest festival devoted to percussion music of all types, drawing in hundred of students, teachers, professional performers and music lovers from all over the Midwest. The event will […]

  • John Patterson – Guest Lecture

    April 7, 2013

    John Patterson, music educator, will be presenting a lecture on Monday, April 8 at 4:30pm in OP 2340. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. All are welcome to attend. Topics will include: The importance of being involved and how to get involved professionally at the district level How to build a program […]

  • Recent Music Professor News

    April 5, 2013

    Dr. Marc Rice, professor of musicology, and Lynn Scharff of Tufts University, had their poster “Watching from Afar: Rap, Protest, and the New Media within a Tunisian Diaspora” accepted for the international conference of the European Society for Ethnomusicology. The conference will take place in Bern, Switzerland in September 2013. Dr. Thomas Trimborn, professor of […]

  • Faculty Awarded Grant to Mentor Students in Creation of New Musical

    As part of the Summer Research Community, Dr. Charles Gran (Music) and Prof. David Charles Goyette (Theater) have been awarded an Interdisciplinary Research Community Grant. This summer, they will be mentoring students Shelley Washington (composer, music major) and Joshua Reinhardt (bookwriter, theater/creative writing major) in the creation of a new musical. The students were selected […]

  • Truman Opera to Perform April 4-7

    April 2, 2013

    The Truman Opera Theatre will be performing Gaetano Donizetti’s Il Campanello di Notte at 8 p.m. April 4-6 and 3 p.m April 7 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. This hour-and-a-half one-act comedic opera will be sung in its original Italian text, but English subtitles […]

  • Graduate Student Wins Conducting Award

    March 25, 2013

    Mark Woodcock, a graduate student pursuing the MA in music, is the recipient of the 2013 Robert Fountain Memorial Honorarium from the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization (MACRO). The award is given to promising music students who are entering the field of music performance or conducting, and is given in memory of Dr. Robert Fountain, […]