About the Music Department

School of Arts and Letters: Music Department

The Music Department at Truman State University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (since 1948) and offers an outstanding performance and academic background in the field of music, the opportunity to study private applied music with well-known artists/teachers, and the opportunity to participate in instrumental and choral ensembles with national reputations for excellence.

Mission

The Music Department will:

  • attract a promising and diverse group of high achieving musician scholars who will become part of an academically rigorous arts community;
  • provide challenging, comprehensive music instruction that will cultivate a depth of musical scholarship, pedagogy, and creative work within the breadth of a liberal arts context;
  • enhance the culture of the university and surrounding communities;
  • provide graduates with qualifications and experience to succeed professionally or in graduate study;
  • cultivate a nationally recognized community of students, faculty, and alumni.

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Clarinet Students to Perform and Teach AbroadClarinet Students to Perform and Teach Abroad

April 16, 2018

Two Truman clarinet students have been selected to participate in programs overseas this summer. Anna Graves, a sophomore music performance major, will teach clarinet in Tanzania with the Clarinets for Conservation. Providing an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability through music education, the Daraja Music Initiative (DMI) promotes awareness of conserving Mpingo, commonly referred to as African […]

Percussion Ensemble to Perform Spring ConcertPercussion Ensemble to Perform Spring Concert

April 12, 2018

The concert percussion ensemble will perform their spring concert at 8 p.m. April 16 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The ensemble is directed by Michael Bump, professor of music and director of percussion studies, and comprised of 15 percussionists, including music majors, minors and non-majors. Conner Viets, a senior music performance major, will be featured […]

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Opera Performance
April 20 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Wind Symphony II Concert
May 1 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm

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