Music blog

  • Percussion Ensemble Presents Showcase Concert

    February 27, 2017

    The Truman Concert Percussion Ensemble I, under the direction of Michael Bump, will perform their winter concert at 8 p.m. March 2 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  The program is a preview of their invitational showcase concert at the 10th annual Missouri Percussion Arts Festival, taking place at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, […]

  • 2017 Gold Medal Concerto Concert

    Truman’s annual Gold Medal Concerto Concert will take place at 8 p.m. March 4 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Directed by Dr. Sam McClure, professor of music, the Symphony Orchestra will be joined by student soloists Darby Dachroeden, piano, Kaylee Hershberger, piano, and Donald Rabin, flute. A $5 donation is suggested for admission. The […]

  • JazzFest Planned for Feb. 25

    February 13, 2017

    The 49th Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival will take place on February 25, 2017 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. The festival will begin at 9 a.m. with various performances and sessions throughout the day, culminating in the Jazz Festival Evening Concert at 8 p.m. Since Truman’s chapter was founded in 1968, it has […]

  • 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. […]