Music blog

  • Truman Piano Festival: Feb. 17-18

    February 6, 2017

    The 34th annual Truman Piano Festival will take place Feb. 17-18 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  This year’s featured guest artist is Dr. Josh Pifer. At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, he will perform a solo recital that features works by Scarlatti, Justin Aftab, Tcherepnin and Corigliano. At 9:30 a.m. Feb. 18, he will conduct […]

  • Jazz Concert Highlights Small Student Combos

    November 14, 2016

    Various student groups will perform in a Jazz Combos Concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Student jazz combos will play standard jazz compositions as well as original compositions created by students, overseen and directed by Prof. Tim AuBuchon. A plethora of styles will be performed, ranging from swing to […]

  • Orchestra Concert Features Soloists from Costa Rica

    November 7, 2016

    The University Symphony, led by conductor Sam McClure, will perform a special concert with guest soloists from the University of Costa Rica at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The performance will feature a carefully chosen selection of pieces by Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy, Max Bruch and Vinicio Meza, as well […]

  • New Music Ensemble’s Fall Concert

    October 31, 2016

    Uncommon Practice, Truman’s new contemporary music ensemble, will perform for the public at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. This performance will be the first full-length concert performed by Uncommon Practice, who debuted at New Horizons Music Festival, Oct. 8. Special guests Dr. Byunghee Yoo and Dr. Michael Bunchman will be joining […]

  • Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert

    A wide variety of percussion instruments will highlight the annual Fall Percussion Sampler at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Dr. Michael Bump, professor of percussion studies, will direct Truman’s Concert Percussion Ensemble I and oversee performances by the Statesmen Marching Percussion Ensemble, instructed by percussion students Ben Barker, Andrew Brogan, Brett […]

  • Piano Professor Performs Recital

    Dr. Lok Ng, assistant professor of music in piano, will perform a public recital at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Ng will perform “32 Variations in C Minor, Wo O. 80” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata” by Franz Liszt, “Sonatina No. 6, BV 284: […]

  • Truman Orchestra Welcomes Guest Soloist

    September 26, 2016

    Truman State University Symphony Orchestra will feature guest soloist Giuseppe Bruno in their upcoming concert on Oct. 1, 2016. The free concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, and will feature a selection of carefully chosen pieces from Giuseppe Verdi, Boris Blacher, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maurice Ravel. Dr. […]

  • Composition Studio Fall Recital

    September 19, 2016

    Truman musicians will perform newly composed works by Truman composers.  This hour-long concert will include music for a variety of groups: chamber choir, solo instruments, electronic music.

  • 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 […]