Music blog

  • Upcoming Concert to Feature Bach & Rutter

    April 3, 2018

    A concert featuring two short choral-orchestral masterworks, J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat” and John Rutter’s “Requiem,” will occur at 8 p.m. April 7 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. English composer and conductor Rutter is known for his work with the Cambridge Singers and for writing approachable music. “Requiem,” written in 1985 and dedicated to the composer’s father, […]

  • Saxophone Faculty Recital

    February 19, 2018

    A faculty recital featuring Dr. Xin Gao, saxophone, and Dr. Bhunghee Yoo, piano, will occur at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will include “Largo” by George Frideric Handel, “Sonata en C#” by Fernande Decruck, “Chinese Ancient Dances” by Chen Yo, “Ku […]

  • Music Student Wins St. Louis Competition

    Congratulations to Truman flute performance major Donald Rabin on being selected as the first place winner of the 2018 St. Louis Chapter Competition for the National Society of Arts and Letters. It is an organization that assists promising young artists through competitions, financial assistance, master classes, mentoring, and providing career opportunities. There are several chapters across […]

  • The 35th Annual Truman Piano Festival

    February 12, 2018

    The 35th annual Truman Piano Festival will be Feb. 16-17 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The festival will feature guest artist Robert Carney. He will perform a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 that features the work of Bach, Bonds, Copland, Menotti, Prokofiev and Liszt. He will conduct a master class at 9:30 a.m. […]

  • Orchestra to Perform with Guests from Italy

    January 29, 2018

    Truman’s symphony orchestra, conducted by Sam McClure, will be performing in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The orchestra will be joined by six musicians from Boccherini and Puccini Conservatories in Italy. Puccini Conservatory faculty members Fabrizio Merlini, viola, and Federico Rovini, piano, will perform as soloists in music by […]

  • Students Win Honors at NATS Competition

    November 2, 2017

    This past weekend, October 28-29, 2017 eight students represented Truman at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Auditions held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Il.  Participants were Cady Thomas, Marissa Elliott, Emily Heyl, Brienna Long, Allison Holloway, Noah Rogers, and Rachel Buttram.  Six students made semi-finals, and three won honors.  Allison Holloway […]

  • Clarinet Professor Performs with Alarm Will Sound

    October 2, 2017

    Dr. Jesse Krebs, Associate Professor of Music, recently performed “Ten Thousand Birds” by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams with the critically acclaimed new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis on Sept. 25.  He played from memory the songs of a red-winged blackbird, mourning dove, green frog […]

  • Clarinet Choir to Perform at MBA Convention

    May 8, 2017

    The Truman Clarinet Choir will perform at the 49th Annual Summer Convention of the Missouri Bandmasters Association, June 19, 2017 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo. The ensemble is currently made up of 21 clarinet students and two guest percussionists. The concert, titled, “Music From Around the World,” includes Masanori Taruya’s “A Picture […]

  • Clarinet Professor Performs in South Dakota

    April 18, 2017

    Dr. Jesse Krebs, Associate Professor of Music, served as this year’s guest artist for the 2017 South Dakota Clarinet Day at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D., on Thursday, April 13. He worked with students from the University of South Dakota in two master classes and performed a clarinet recital that included Erland von […]

  • St. Louis Brass Performs at Truman

    March 20, 2017

    The Saint Louis Brass will conclude this year’s abbreviated Kohlenberg Lyceum Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. April 3 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass is one of America’s longest-standing brass quintets. Although the Saint Louis Brass may look formal when they appear on stage, audiences are […]