The Choral and Vocal program at Truman is comprehensive with a personal touch. You will have opportunities to sing in smaller, select ensembles like Cantoria and Chamber Choir, or larger ensemble experiences with the University Chorus, with concerts of works like Verdi’s Requiem or Orff’s Carmina Burana.
A Lively Community of Learners
Each year, the Chamber Choir performs a Madrigal Dinner, and once every three years Cantoria offers study abroad experiences to perform around the world. Recent singing excursions included trips to Hungary, Austria, Finland and Estonia.
If you enjoy opera, you might consider auditioning to participate in the annual Truman Opera Theatre, performing productions of operas like Amelia Goes to the Ball, The Impresario, Gallantry, Hansel and Gretel, Gianni Schicchi, The Sorcerer, and Die Fledermaus.
Vocal majors also take classes like diction and vocal pedagogy, and study privately with our esteemed vocal faculty.
Preparing for lives that matter
Truman vocal alumni have gone on to study in some of the most prestigious graduate schools in the country (including the Juilliard School of Music) and sing for productions that include the Metropolitan Opera and the Castleton Festival.
For more information, contact Dr. Mark Jennings.
Megan Arns recently jointed the School of Music faculty at the University of Missouri in August 2014 as Assistant Teaching Professor of Percussion. Megan is a candidate for a D.M.A. in Percussion Performance & Literature and a M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the Eastman School of Music and was awarded performance degrees from Florida State University […] Read More
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