As a music major at Truman, you will study privately with well-known artists/teachers and perfect your performance skills in instrumental and choral ensembles with national reputations for excellence.
But don't take our word for it: Hear what our students have to say about the program.
Pursue Your Own Path
Whatever your interest, there's a place for you here. Choose one of three distinct paths:
The perfect size for success
With approximately 200 music majors, the music department is a lively community of learners - large enough to offer a staggering variety of music classes, ensembles, facilities, activities, and scholarships, yet small enough to give you the individual attention you need to succeed. Check out our programs:
All your classes are taught by professors - never teaching assistants - with terminal degrees in their professions.
In addition to private lessons in voice, instrumental, and composition, you can play and sing in as many ensembles as your schedule permits.
Learn more about our program here and check out our music student handbook for more in-depth info.
Dr. Scott Piper, an alumnus and renowned tenor, will return to Truman March 29 to posthumously honor a former professor whom he greatly admired. Years ago on the Truman campus, a special friendship developed between English professor and poet Jim Thomas and a young Piper, who is the son of faculty members Fontaine Piper and […] Read More
Andrew Robson, a senior Music Performance major, recently won the National Career Awards Competition sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the NSAL (National Society of Arts and Letters). The NSAL was founded in 1944 as a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to discovering and encouraging talented young artists. Robson will now compete at the National […] Read More