Music blog

  • 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 […]

  • The 27th Annual Truman Piano Festival

    February 16, 2010

    The 2010 Truman Piano Festival will begin on Friday, February 19th at 8:00 p.m. with a piano recital by Guest Artist Jeffrey Brown from Western Illinois University in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  On Saturday, February 20th, Dr. Brown will give a piano master classes with Truman students in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall at 10am and 1pm. Jeffrey Brown has concertized extensively […]

  • 2010 Truman Honor Band Weekend Information

    February 11, 2010

    This year’s Truman Honor Band Festival will take place on Saturday, February, 13th featuring guest conductor and Truman alumnus Jeffrey Hinton, Director of Bands at Missouri Western State University.  Those students who are participating should plan on arriving at 8:00am for registration and warm up, and the chair placement auditions will begin by 8:15. Plan on arriving […]

  • Guest Percussion Artist Recital: Nathaniel Bartlett

    February 5, 2010

    The Truman Music Department is pleased to be hosting a recital from guest percussion artist Nathaniel Bartlett.  Nathaniel will be performing this Saturday evening, February 6th at 8 p.m., in OP2340, with a post-concert presentation/discussion on Sunday, February 7th, at 1 p.m. in OP2340.  His work as a performer/composer with real-time electronic sound generation is truly cutting edge and […]

  • New Music Festival Features Three Guest Composers

    October 5, 2009

    The 2009 Truman State University New Music Festival will include two free public concerts featuring music by three guest composers and eight local composers performed by over two hundred musicians. Six world premiere performances are included. Those are the numbers, now here are the facts! Featured guest composers include: Vivian Fung, winner of the international 2009 Truman State-MACRO […]