Music blog

  • Music Student Presents Paper at CMS Conference

    April 22, 2010

    Kelsey Kline, a senior music major who received the 2010 Paul Revitt Memorial Award for Best Student Paper, presented at the College Music Society’s Regional Conference at Emporia State University on March 28, 2010.  The other finalist was a doctoral student, and Kline received special recognition as the only undergraduate student invited to present at […]

  • Truman Blues Project Fuses Music with Academics

    April 19, 2010

    The Truman Blues Project is a new course with three components: academics; composition and performance; and civic engagement.  Students in the class have various musical backgrounds and abilities.  Hank Eddins, a student in the class, has been playing music on his own for the past several years.  “With this class, you’ve got a hugely varied […]

  • Truman Student a Winner in International Trumpet Guild Competition

    April 13, 2010

    Truman trumpet student Kelsey Shields is a winner in the 2010 International Trumpet Guild Scholarship contest. This competition includes trumpet players from all over the world who send in a recording of a required solo with piano accompaniment and a very challenging technical etude. Ms. Shields will be honored at the 2010 ITG Conference in […]

  • Student Violist Invited to Compete in Naftzger Auditions

    April 8, 2010

    Nicole Moore, a graduate music student, was recently selected as a semifinalist to compete for $11,000 in prizes during the 2010 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions and Music Awards. The competition, which is administered by the Wichita Symphony, will take place April 23-24 at Duerksen Fine Arts Center on the campus of Wichita State University. Contestants […]

  • The 5 Browns: Quintet of Concert Pianists Perform at Truman

    April 5, 2010

    The 5 Browns, a sibling quintet of piano players, are the final performers in the 2009-2010 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 8 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Tickets will be available April 1. Delivering on their dream to wake up classical music, The 5 Browns are introducing it to the widest, […]

  • Music Student Receives Prestigious Scholarship

    April 1, 2010

    Christopher Bader, senior music major (BA in Liberal Arts), has been designated as an 1843 Scholar at the Saint Louis University School of Law.   Each year, the school awards 10 incoming students with these scholarships that provide full tuition for three years.  This prestigious award is valued at over $100,000.  Christopher Bader has been active […]

  • Guest Musicologist Gives Plenary Address

    March 30, 2010

    Two Keys, One Photograph, and What Wasn’t There: The Unlikely Origins of Three Books The 2010 Truman Student Research Conference Plenary Address (Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11am) will be given by Denise Von Glahn, who is Professor of Musicology and Director of the Center for Music of the Americas at The Florida State University, College […]

  • Alumnus Kevin Harrison announces album release

    March 24, 2010

    A native of Kansas City, Kevin Harrison joined the Axiom Brass in early 2008. He received a Bachelor of Music from Truman State University in 2004 and graduated with distinction from DePaul University in 2006 with a Master of Music degree. His principal teachers have included Steve Seward (Kansas City Symphony), Warren Deck (New York […]

  • Guest Percussionist Performs Recital at Truman

    March 18, 2010

    Guest Percussion Artist, Benjamin Toth, Professor of Percussion at The Hartt School/University of Hartford, will be on the Truman campus March 21-23 for a series of master classes, concert, and applied lessons.  His concert Monday, 3/22, 8 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, will feature solo works for a variety of percussion including steel pan, […]

  • JazzFest with Saxophonist Donny McCaslin

    March 3, 2010

    The Upsilon Phi Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha proudly presented the 42nd Annual Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 27, 2010, featuring world-renowned saxophonist Donny McCaslin.  High school and middle school jazz ensembles from all over the Midwest competed here at Truman State University.  McCaslin performed on a concert with the Truman State University Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, […]

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