Music blog

  • 45th Annual Truman JazzFest This Weekend

    February 20, 2013

    For almost a half-century, the Phi Mu Alpha chapter at Truman has been bringing world-class jazz artists to Kirksville.  This weekend’s festival features pianist Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus, one of the best-known jazz groups currently in existence.  The festival also features high school and middle school jazz groups from around the state (and […]

  • 30th Annual Truman Piano Festival

    February 4, 2013

    The 30th Annual Truman Piano Festival will be held on Friday, Feb. 15th and Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall on the campus of Truman State University.  This year’s featured Guest Artist is Dr. Nicholas Roth.  At 8:00 p.m., Feb. 15th, he will perform a solo recital that features works by Beethoven, […]

  • Recent Music Student Accomplishments

    Truman music student Jon Ginder won First Place in the young artist division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Composition Competition. For winning the competition, Ginder will receive $3,000 from the MTNA Foundation Fund and his composition, “Large Angry Chickens,” will be performed at the MTNA National Conference March 9-13 in Anaheim, Calif., […]

  • Saxophone Quartet Goes on Tour

    January 7, 2013

    The Auftakt Four Saxophone Quartet, a group of Truman saxophone majors, will be going on a performance tour this spring semester. Its current members are Joel Fischer on Soprano Saxophone, Victoria Simkins on Alto Saxophone, Olivia Wikle on Tenor Saxophone and Shelley Washington on Baritone Saxophone. They will be performing in High Schools throughout Missouri […]

  • The Last Lecture Series Features Music Professor

    December 3, 2012

    The Last Lecture is an event featuring two outstanding professors who will share stories and reflections on their personal and professional lives. The lectures will focus on issues that these faculty choose based on the following premise: “If you knew this was the last lecture you would ever give to an audience of students, what […]

  • Music Study Abroad Opportunity in London

    This summer, Truman students will have the opportunity to join students from other institutions to explore London and Liverpool through the Missouri London study abroad program. While abroad, students may earn credit, of which they can choose to apply to their JINS or Aesthetic modes. Dr. Gregory Jones, professor of music, will be offering his […]

  • Percussion Concert Marks Debut Performance

    The Department of Music’s Percussion Studio will present its annual “Fall Percussion Sampler Concert,” at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 in Baldwin Auditorium. Michael R. Bump, professor of music, will direct the concert. In addition to performances by Concert Percussion Ensemble I and the Statesmen Marching Percussion Ensemble, this concert will feature the debut performance of […]

  • Electronic Music Working Group Presents Research

    November 29, 2012

    The Electronic Music Working Group, under the direction of Dr. Charles Gran, will present a demonstration of its ongoing research on Friday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m. in OP 2340. Formed in Fall of 2012, the Group is composed of seven students from the Music, Math and Computer Science Departments, who have been developing electronic […]

  • Tonic Sol-fa Vocal Ensemble to Perform at Truman

    November 23, 2012

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will showcase harmony quartet Tonic Sol-fa at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in Baldwin Auditorium. This Minnesota-based group is known for its unconventional combination of just four voices and a tambourine. At their Truman performance, Tonic Sol-fa will showcase an interactive holiday set including well-known Christmas songs from past and present holiday […]

  • Percussion Professor Hosts International Conference

    November 19, 2012

    Michael Bump, professor of music, recently served as host/coordinator for the Percussive Arts Society’s annual International Conference at the Austin Convention Center, Oct. 31-Nov. 4 in Austin, Texas. Along with two colleagues from the Eastman and Northwestern Schools of Music, Bump organized concerts and presentations that focused on the centennial celebration of twentieth  century composer, […]

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