Music blog

  • Sousa Comes to Kirksville

    September 6, 2016

    A lecture-recital recreating a concert performed on Truman’s campus in 1926 will be presented by Dr. Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, assisted by Dr. Jesse Krebs, associate professor of music, and Dr. Michael Bunchman, collaborative pianist and coordinator. The program will include period film clips, photographs, recordings and live musical performances. Close ties between […]

  • Truman Steel Performs Downtown

    August 28, 2016

    The Truman State University Steel Band performed the finale concert at the Kirksville Arts Association’s annual “Summer On The Square” concert series on August 26. This was the fifth year in a row that Truman Steel has been invited by the Arts Council to present the finale concert. The concert welcomed a large audience of […]

  • Truman Clarinet Choir Performs at ClarinetFest

    August 9, 2016

    The Truman Clarinet Choir recently had the honor of performing a concert at the 2016 International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest Conference in Lawrence, Kansas (August 4-7) as one of ten invited university ensembles.  The conference, which took place on the campus of the University of Kansas, was attended by 1,100 clarinetists from around the world.  Truman […]

  • Clarinet Professor Serves as Research Coordinator

    July 25, 2016

    Dr. Jesse Krebs, Associate Professor of Music, has been appointed to serve as the next Research Coordinator for the International Clarinet Association.  The duties of this post include coordinating the ICA Research Competition that takes place at the annual ClarinetFest conferences (2017 in Orlando, FL and 2018 in Ostend, Belgium), supervise the research area of […]

  • Truman Welcomes Classical Mandolinist

    April 4, 2016

    Carlo Aonzo, one of the world’s most-acclaimed classical mandolinists, will perform Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with the Truman chamber orchestra at 4 p.m. April 9 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Aonzo is a principal proponent of the classical mandolin. He graduated with honors from the conservatory in Padua, Italy, where he studied with mandolin legend […]

  • The 33rd Annual Piano Festival

    February 15, 2016

    This year’s Truman Piano Festival will take place February 19-20, 2016 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, featuring guest artist Lisa Yui. At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, she will perform a solo recital that features Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17, followed by Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor. The following morning at 9:30 a.m., […]

  • Music Professor Inducted into Hall of Fame

    January 20, 2016

    Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, will be inducted into the Missouri Music Educators Association Hall of Fame later this month in recognition of his lasting impact on the stature of music education in the state of Missouri and beyond. Trimborn earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education and conducting from the University of […]

  • Vocal Student Wins First Place at NATS

    January 11, 2016

    Truman voice majors Monica King, Katie Ewalt and Cady Thomas participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional auditions Nov. 12-14 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. Ewalt advanced to the semi-final round, and Thomas won first place in the Sophomore Women’s Division. King is a student of Dr. Tom Hueber, and […]

  • Clarinet Professor Gives Clinic in Arkansas

    January 4, 2016

    Dr. Jesse Krebs, Associate Professor of Clarinet, will be giving a guest clinic at this year’s Arkansas Clarinet Day on Tuesday, January 19th at the University of Central Arkansas.  His presentation, “Teaching Clarinet Using Analogies and Similes,” will focus on ways to use mental imagery and visualizations to teach clarinet technique and musicianship.  He will […]

  • Clarinet Student to Perform on European Tour

    October 30, 2015

    Congratulations to Truman clarinet student Joelle Beusterien, who has been selected for a staff and clarinet position in the Northern Wind Ensemble with Blue Lake International. This means that she will have the opportunity to go on an all-expense paid, three and half week tour of three European countries this summer. To get this position, […]

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