Music blog

  • Professor Performs at International Clarinet Conference

    July 28, 2010

    Dr. Jesse Krebs, Associate Professor of Clarinet, recently performed at the 2010 International Clarinet Association Conference (ClarinetFest) in Austin, Texas, July 21-25.  He performed Fantasy Trio for clarinet, cello and piano by Robert Muczynski with Dr. Mira Frisch, professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Mr. Kazuo Murakami, professor at the University […]

  • Installation of Band Pioneer Portraits

    June 17, 2010

    This summer, nine framed portraits of the most prominent and important band directors in the history and development of the concert band in America will be installed in the Department of Music. The eight large prints and one original work are by Thomas Trimborn, Professor of Music. Those included in the grouping will be Patrick […]

  • Scharff Named 2010-2011 Presser Scholar

    June 1, 2010

    Martha Scharff has been named a Presser Scholar for the 2010-2011 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 awarded this prestigious award to Scharff this spring.  Theodore Presser is remembered not only as the publisher of […]

  • 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 […]