Music blog

  • 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, […]

  • Clarinet Professor Performs Recital in Ireland

    October 29, 2015

    Dr. Jesse Krebs, Associate Professor of Music, recently performed a guest clarinet recital at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015.  He performed a program of all American clarinet works, including the clarinet sonata by Daniel Gregory Mason, Theme and Absurdities by Derek Bermel, and Grooves by Philip […]

  • Music Department Presents “At the Movies”

    September 14, 2015

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will begin the 2015-16 season with a performance by Truman’s very own Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Baldwin Auditorium. “At the Movies” is the theme of this fun and exciting program. Music has always played an important role in movies, and this concert will feature some of […]

  • Truman Clarinet Choir to Perform at MMEA

    August 17, 2015

    Congratulations to the Truman Clarinet Choir for being selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association 78th Annual In-Service Workshop/Conference!  They are one of only two small collegiate ensembles invited to perform from throughout the state, and their concert will take place at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO on Thursday, January 28th […]

  • Flute Student Joins St. Louis Youth Symphony

    August 15, 2015

    Donald Rabin, a freshman flute student majoring in music performance at Truman, was recently selected as a member of this year’s St. Louis Youth Symphony.  Congratulations Donald!

  • Music Student Helps Create an Opera in New Orleans

    July 25, 2015

    Anyone who believes art cannot be rushed should ask senior Traix Heiden his opinion on the matter. This summer, Heiden had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans and help create an opera in just three days. The Opera Presto Project is a unique undertaking that brings together composers, librettists, directors and singers with the […]