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:
Or supplement your non-music major with a Music Minor or Jazz Studies Minor. We also offer a graduate Master of Arts in Music - and if you want to teach, consider our Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program.
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 program areas:
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 audition to 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, or our sample track sheets to get an idea of how your coursework might play out.
Undergraduate percussion students Nicole Ulmer and Andrew Brogan, and incoming freshman, Jensynn Casper, are out on the road this summer. Nicole is in the front ensemble with Phantom Regiment, Andrew on tenors with the Scouts (Madison), and Jensynn in the front ensemble with the Troopers. Best wishes to each! Dr. Michael Bump was recently named […] Read More
Joel Gordon, a music major from Kansas City, MO, has been named the Presser Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award is given to an outstanding music major at the end of his or her junior year. The Presser Foundation honored Gordon with this prestigious award this spring. Gordon is pursuing […] Read More