Music blog

  • Guest Vocal Artist to Perform Summer Recital

    July 15, 2013

    Dr. Jacob Sentgeorge, tenor, and Kimberly Carballo, pianist, will perform a guest artist recital at 2 p.m. July 20 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The program features art and popular songs of World War I. Immediately following the performance, a master class will take place featuring Truman voice major Daniel Hansen. The public is invited […]

  • Alumni Celebrate Band Director’s 35 Years at Truman

    July 9, 2013

    On June 21-22, over 200 music alumni traveled to Kirksville to honor Dan Peterson, Director of Bands, and his 35 years of service to the Truman/NMSU music program. Weekend events began with a marching band “march over” to his home as a way to announce the surprise event with a rousing rendition of Shenandoah. A […]

  • Robson Named 2013 Presser Scholar

    May 25, 2013

    Andrew Robson, a music major from St. Louis, MO, has been named the Presser Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award is given to an outstanding music major at the end of his or her junior year. The Presser Foundation honored Robson with this prestigious award this spring. Robson is currently pursuing […]

  • Music Professor Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence

    April 29, 2013

    Dr. Warren Gooch, professor of music, recently received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching on April 3 at a luncheon at the University of Missouri. Each year, the Governor’s Award is presented to one faculty member at each institution of higher education in Missouri. Gooch was also the recipient of the 2012 Educator of […]

  • 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 […]