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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Students Win Honors at NATS Competition

November 2, 2017

This past weekend, October 28-29, 2017 eight students represented Truman at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Auditions held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Il.  Participants were Cady Thomas, Marissa Elliott, Emily Heyl, Brienna Long, Allison Holloway, Noah Rogers, and Rachel Buttram.  Six students made semi-finals, and three won honors.  Allison Holloway […]

Clarinet Professor Performs with Alarm Will SoundClarinet Professor Performs with Alarm Will Sound

October 2, 2017

Dr. Jesse Krebs, Associate Professor of Music, recently performed “Ten Thousand Birds” by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams with the critically acclaimed new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis on Sept. 25.  He played from memory the songs of a red-winged blackbird, mourning dove, green frog […]

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