Music blog

  • 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 […]

  • Truman Clarinetists Attend Midwest ClariFest

    April 23, 2015

    On Saturday, April 18th seven Truman clarinet students traveled with Dr. Jesse Krebs to Lincoln, Nebraska to participate in the 2015 Midwest ClariFest: Taeyeong Jung, Joelle Beusterien, Cory Hogan, Timothy Clasby, Meranda Dooley, Brianna Broach, and Andrew Wolf.  Freshman music major Meranda Dooley was selected to perform in a morning master class with the featured […]

  • Music Alumnus Hired in Boston

    March 30, 2015

    Congratulations to Truman music alumnus Katharine Scharff (B.A. ’13), who has just been hired by the Haynes Flute Company in Boston, MA as a flute craftsman.  Katharine is currently completing her post-undergraduate work at Redwind Technical College as a woodwind repair technician, and she has already been employed by Haynes before she even graduated!

  • Mirari Brass Quintet Visits Truman

    February 23, 2015

    Mirari Brass Quintet will be on campus Feb. 25 to host a master class and perform a concert.  The master class, which is open to observers, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish 2340 and feature three student groups.  At 8 p.m. the quintet will perform a concert in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Engaging […]

  • The 17th Annual Truman Honor Band

    February 18, 2015

    On Saturday, February 14, high school students from all over the state of Missouri and Iowa participated in the 17th annual Truman State University Honor Band in Kirksville, Missouri. This year’s festival had an astonishing 90 students participating, and many had the opportunity to audition for music scholarships at Truman. The band was under the […]

  • Truman Piano Festival This Weekend

    February 16, 2015

    The 32nd Annual Truman Piano Festival will take place Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  The festival includes performances by a feature guest artist, Truman students and a competition for the Truman Piano Fellowship, a four-year full-ride scholarship to an incoming Truman piano major.This year’s featured guest artist is Dr. Pamela […]

  • Professor’s Music Review Published

    Dr. Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, had his review of the soundtrack recording of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” published in the current issue of the Lincoln Herald, the longest running journal on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.  John Williams’ score was performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus […]

  • Clarinet Student Receives University Grant

    January 12, 2015

    Congratulations to sophomore clarinetist Joelle Beusterien, who was recently selected to receive a university Grant-In-Aid of Scholarship and Research of $750 to attend the 2015 National Conference for the Organization of American Kodaly Educators in Minneapolis, MN this March.  Joelle is a music education major who is specifically interested in teaching elementary music.  She will […]