Music blog

  • 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, […]

  • Clarinet Professor performs at International Conference

    March 1, 2010

    Dr. Jesse Krebs, Assistant Professor of Clarinet, was recently invited to perform at this summer’s International Clarinet Association Conference (ClarinetFest) in Austin, Texas.  He will be performing 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 […]

  • Students Honored at Music Competitions

    February 26, 2010

    Two Truman music students were recognized at recent music competitions.  Erin Miesner, a senior clarinet performance major from Perryville, MO, received Alternate/Second Place at the 2010 Missouri Music Teachers National Association College Woodwinds Young Artist Competition.  She was also recently selected as a finalist for the Delta Symphony Concerto Competition in Arkansas.  Miesner studies with […]

  • Music Alumnus Appointed Artist-In-Residence

    February 19, 2010

    R. Andrew Lee was recently appointed Artist-In-Residence at Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri.  Andy Lee received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Truman in 2004.  He was Truman’s first recipient of the Presser Foundation Scholarship, and he is presently completing the dissertation requirement for the D.M.A. in Piano Performance at UMKC.  To read […]