Music blog

  • 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, […]

  • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin Performs Guest Concert

    March 18, 2013

    Truman’s 2012-2013 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will culminate with the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and led by Misha Rachlevsky, has earned national and international recognition as one of Russia’s leading ensembles. The ensemble is comprised of some of Russia’s most talented young string musicians. […]

  • Truman Faculty Trio to Perform Guest Artist Recitals

    March 8, 2013

    Dr. Jesse Krebs (clarinet), Dr. Brian Kubin (cello) and Dr. Ilia Radoslavov (piano) will be going on a performance tour March 11-12 during Truman’s midterm break.  They will be presenting guest artist master classes and recitals at the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA) on Monday and Winona State University (Winona, MN) on Tuesday.  […]

  • Saxophone Professor Goes on Tour

    March 7, 2013

    José A. Zayas Cabán, Professor of Saxophone, will be touring the Midwest and Central America. Mr. Zayas Cabán is performing with the UIowa Saxophone Quartet in the Chicago area March 8, 2013. The quartet recently performed at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA and University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. The quartet members are Kenneth Tse, […]

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