Music blog

  • 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 […]

  • “Hänsel and Gretel” Opera to Run March 23-26

    The Department of Music will perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera “Hänsel and Gretel” March 23-26 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Shows will begin at 8 p.m. March 23-25. A special matinee will be offered at 3 p.m. March 26. Tickets are available at the door and are $3 for students, $5 for general admission. “Hänsel […]

  • Mandolinist to Perform with Orchestra

    Celebrated mandolinist Carlo Aonzo will return to campus to collaborate with the Truman Chamber Orchestra and faculty to perform music by Vivaldi, Paradisi, Hummel and Webern. A free concert open to the public will take place at 8 p.m. April 1 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Aonzo performs regularly in Europe and the United […]

  • Truman Bands Perform Spring Concerts

    March 6, 2017

    Truman’s Concert Band, Wind Symphony II and Wind Symphony I will all take the stage during a pair of performances March 8 and March 9.  Truman’s Concert Band and Wind Symphony II will perform at 8 p.m. March 8 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  Directed by Dr. Curran Prendergast, director of bands, and graduate […]

  • Guest Artist Piano Recital

    February 27, 2017

    Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski will perform in a visiting artist recital at 6 p.m. March 4 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. A versatile pianist with a broad repertoire, Dobrzanski frequently performs as soloist and chamber musician in Europe, South America, China and throughout the United States. He is a graduate of the Chopin Academy of Music […]